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British conservatism and trade unionism, 1945-1964

Author: Peter Dorey
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Series: Modern economic and social history series.
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This book examines the a brief period between the end of the Second World War and the election of Harold Wilson's Labour government in 1964, when the Conservative Party adopted a remarkably constructive and conciliatory approach to the trade unions, dubbed 'voluntarism'. During this time the party leadership made strenuous efforts to avoid, as far as was politically possible, confrontation with, or legislation  Read more...
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History
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Dorey, Peter, 1959-
British conservatism and trade unionism, 1945-1964.
Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate, c2009
(DLC) 2008043880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dorey
ISBN: 9780754693451 0754693457
OCLC Number: 404717985
Description: 1 online resource (200 p.)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Tables; General Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Conservatism and Trade Unionism prior to 1945; 2 Preparing a Voluntarist Approach, 1945-1951; 3 Voluntarism in Practice, 1951-1960; 4 In Defence of Free Collective Bargaining, 1951-1960; 5 Voluntarism under Strain, 1960-1964; 6 Towards Incomes Policies, 1960-1964; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern economic and social history series.
Responsibility: Peter Dorey.
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This book examines the a brief period between the end of the Second World War and the election of Harold Wilson's Labour government in 1964, when the Conservative Party adopted a remarkably  Read more...

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'This book will certainly be valuable to any scholar seeking detailed knowledge on government-union relations during the period.' Contemporary British History

 
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