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Unions and globalisation : governments, management, and the state at work /
by Peter Fairbrother ... [et al.].
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2012.
description
xiv, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415416647 (Cloth), 9780415416641 (Cloth)
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New York : Routledge, 2012.
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0415416647 (Cloth)
9780415416641 (Cloth)
contents note
State restructuring in two states -- A conceptual analysis: changing state management and trade unions -- Pathways to change: the restructuring of the administrative state -- Trade unions addressing change -- Remoulding the state labour process -- The state, depoliticisation and the unions -- Public sector unions: contesting individualisation, defending collectivity -- A way forward?
abstract
"In recent decades, trade unions have suffered major reversals and experienced declining memberships. Transnational corporations and state-owned multi-nationals have increasingly implemented deteriorating terms and conditions of employment, with vulnerable and insecure job contracts. In this context, there has been a wide-ranging debate about the form of trade unionism, the bases for collective organization and struggle and the future of trade unionism. This book addresses these questions both theoretically, in relation to debates, as well as substantively via a series of selected studies. It is a must read for all those studying industrial relations, human resource management, the sociology of work and employment, economic sociology, economic and labor geography and business studies in general."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
7656407
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'As a tightly argued, well-designed piece of work, it makes a distinctive contribution to debates on public management and industrial relations. Indeed, in so doing, it should be of interest to policymakers, practitioners and scholars across both domains.' - Ian Kessler, King's College London, UK in Journal of Industrial Relations, Jan 21, 2013
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Innovative and offering a sociological analysis of trade unionism in the globalized era, this book provides a robust and coherent comparative analysis of the debate surrounding trade unions and their renewal.
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In recent decades, trade unions have suffered major reversals and experienced declining memberships. Transnational corporations and state-owned multi-nationals have increasingly implemented deteriorating terms and conditions of employment, with vulnerable and insecure job contracts. In this context, there has been a wide-ranging debate about the form of trade unionism, the bases for collective organization and struggle and the future of trade unionism. This book addresses these questions both theoretically, in relation to debates, as well as substantively via a series of selected studies. It is a must read for all those studying industrial relations, human resource management, the sociology of work and employment, economic sociology, economic and labor geography and business studies in general.
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Innovative and offering a sociological analysis of trade unionism in the globalized era, this book provides a robust and coherent comparative analysis of the debate surrounding trade unions and their renewal.In recent decades trade unions suffered major reversals. They experienced declining memberships. Employers were increasingly assertive if not hostile. Transnational corporations and state-owned multi-nationals increasingly implement deteriorating terms and conditions of employment, vulnerable and insecure job contracts.Using theory and a variety of case studies, this book explores: the debate about the form of trade unionism the bases for collective organization the struggle and the future of trade unionism. This is a must read for all those studying industrial relations, human resource management, the sociology of work and employment, economic sociology, economic and labour geography and business studies in general.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figuresp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
State Restructuring in Two Statesp. 1
A Conceptual Analysis: Changing State Management and Trade Unionsp. 15
Pathways to Change: The Restructuring of the Administrative Statep. 46
Trade Unions Addressing Changep. 76
Remoulding the State Labour Processp. 103
The State, Depoliticisation and Unionsp. 130
Public Sector Unions: Contesting Individualisation, Defending Collectivityp. 166
A Way Forward?p. 198
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 234
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