There is a current debate on why the German economy did comparatively well during the 'Great Recession' from 2008 - 2010 and how this performance is related to the German model of industrial relations and its cooperative features. The WSI Summer School 2012 took this debate as a starting point. It explored the German crisis management against the changing contours of German industrial relations, analysed causes, consequences and side effects of "Germany's job miracle" and questioned whether this can serve as a model for Europe.
Participants of the summer school were invited to take part in this debate and were offered the opportunity to present and discuss their own research projects. The WSI Summer School addressed young researchers, students and doctorate students from all social sciences (Economics, Law, Sociology, Political Science etc.).
The 2012 WSI Summer School was coordinated and conducted by a team of senior researchers of the Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) including Martin Behrens, Reinhard Bispinck, Heiner Dribbusch and Thorsten Schulten.
Dr. Martin Behrens: Development of Workplace Representation in Germany (pdf)
Dr. Martin Behrens: Crisis Development at Workplace Level (pdf)
Dr. Reinhard Bispinck: Development of German Collective Bargaining and Wage Policy (pdf)
Dr. Heiner Dribbusch: Industrial relations and trade unions in Germany (pdf)
Dr. Heiner Dribbusch: German unions & the Great Recession (pdf)
Dr. Thorsten Schulten: The Impact of the Euro Crisis on Wages and Collective Bargaining (pdf)
PD Dr. Martin Behrens
Dr. Reinhard Bispinck
Dr. Heiner Dribbusch
Dr. Thorsten Schulten