EURO-DEM: Workplace democracy: a European ideal?: discourses and practices about the democratization of work after 1945.

EURO-DEM studies with the methods of conceptual and social history, and political theory, the circulation of the idea of workplace democracy among European trade-unions and the academia from 1945 to the present. In the 20th century industrial democracy has been a vibrant movement that encompassed a broad spectrum of meanings, from internal union democracy over collective bargaining to co-determination at shop-floor, enterprise, industry and national economic level. Since the beginning, trade unions have played a major role in the theoretical promotion and in the concrete management of workplace democracy in most European countries. 

The EURO-DEM project is jointly hosted by the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin and the Institute for Social Movements in Bochum and it is funded by the ANR and DFG.

News & Events

Research Seminar "Self-management: ideas, practices, circulations, 19th-21st centruy" (University of Évry Paris-Saclay, France)
Monthly Sessions, Wednesdays from 2 to 4.30 pm, October 26th, 2022 - May 17th, 2023

European Social Science History Conference 2023 (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
April 12th - 15th, 2023

Related Projects

Revealing the Importance of Ideas: The Intellectual History of Labour Law
Rebecca Zahn (Principal Investigator)

University of Strathclyde
Principal Investigators