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Peak unions in Australia : origins, purpose, power, agency

Author: Bradon Ellem; Ray Markey; John Shields
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Systematically examines labour council's nature and influence at different times, in different places. The book adopts a unique combination of comparative method and conceptual insights from the fields of industrial relations, history, geography, organisational studies and political science.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradon Ellem; Ray Markey; John Shields
ISBN: 1862875308 9781862875302
OCLC Number: 60349026
Description: x, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction / Brandon Ellem, Raymond Markey, John Shields --
Ch. 2. Different roads to power: a comparative study of national unions federations / Chris Briggs --
Ch. 3. Beyond the 'will to unity': theorising peak union organisation and agency / Brandon Ellem, John Shields --
Ch. 4. The Labour Council of New South Wales, 1871-2001 / Raymond Markey --
Ch. 5. Product of a community in transition: the first Brisbane Trades and Labour Council, 1855-1888 / John Kellett --
Ch. 6. The industrial and political role of the Trades and Labour Council of Queensland since 1922: a reassessment / Simon Fry, John Shields, Brandon Ellem --
Ch. 7. The formation and role of an independent trades and labour council in Western Australia / Robbie Oliver --
Ch. 8. The Barrier Industrial Council: a study in local peak union origins, purpose, power and decline / Brandon Ellem, John Shields --
Ch. 9. Peak unionism in the Illawarra / Raymond Markey, Shirley Nixon --
Ch. 10. A podium for politics: the origins and role of the Rockhampton Trades and Labour Council and its predecessors / Barbara Webster --
Ch. 11. A fourth level council: the Wagga Wagga and District Trades and Labor Council 1943-1990 / Warwick Eather --
Ch. 12. Power and space in the Victorian Trades Hall Council / Cathy Brigden --
Ch. 13. The end of a cycle? The Australian Council of Trade Unions in historical perspective / Chris Briggs.
Responsibility: editors Bradon Ellem, Raymond Markey and John Shields.

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