There are sections on: What is globalisation?; Why study internationally comparative employment relations?; What and how to compare?; Interpreting changing patterns of ER (using the Industrial Relations system; collective bargaining; decentalisation of bargaining); Controversies about convergence (modified convergence; late development); Towards Divergence?; Convergence and Divergence Reconsidered; Converging Divergencies; A Critical Political Economy Perspective; How Does Globalisation Influence National Patterns of ER?