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Varieties of unionism : strategies for union revitalization in a globalizing economy

Author: Carola M Frege; John E Kelly
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"As unions face an ongoing crisis all over the industrialized world, they have often been portrayed as outmoded remnants of an old economic structure. This book argues that despite structural shifts in the economy and in politics, unions retain important functions for capitalist economies as well as for political democracy. Union revitalization in the face of their current difficulties is therefore of fundamental  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Varieties of unionism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)654745191
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carola M Frege; John E Kelly
ISBN: 0199270147 9780199270149
OCLC Number: 56539464
Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why revitalize? Labour's urgent mission in a contested global economy / Lowell Turner --
Conceptualizing labour union revitalization / Martin Behrens, Kerstin Hamann, and Richard Hurd --
Union strategies in comparative context / Carola Frege and John Kelly --
Organizing the unorganized / Edmund Heery and Lee Adler --
Analysing social partnership : a tool of union revitalization? / Michael Fichter and Ian Greer --
Unions as political actors : a recipe for revitalization? / Kerstin Hamann and John Kelly --
How does restructuring contribute to union revitalization? / Martin Behrens, Richard Hurd, and Jeremy Waddington --
The new solidarity? Trade union coalition-building in five countries / Carola Frege, Edmund Heery, and Lowell Turner --
International trade union revitalization : the role of national union approaches / Nathan Lillie and Miguel Martínez Lucio --
Conclusions: Varieties of unionism / John Kelly and Carola Frege.
Responsibility: edited by Carola Frege and John Kelly.
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As unions face an ongoing crisis all over the industrialized world, they have often been portrayed as outmoded remnants of an old economic structure. This book argues that despite structural shifts  Read more...

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