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British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics

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Hard cover and pages clean and in excellent condition. Volume One The Post-War Compromise 1945-64. Volume Two The High Tide of Trade Unionism 1964-79 is also available.

The years between Attlee and Wilson, with their transition from austerity to affluence, are sometimes stereotyped as halcyon days of industrial peace, but also a time of lost opportunity, when real opportunities to reform industrial relations and restructure trade unionism were squandered. This collection of essays aims to remedy the dearth of research on the trade unionism of the immediate post-war years and to go behind the facade and puncture myths. Written by authors from a range of disciplines, it focuses on the politics of trade unionism - not only unions' relations with political parties but also on the politics of workplace conflict and industrial action. It covers conventional issues such as relations between the unions and the Labour Party; but also discusses the diverse, neglected topics such as media coverage, union education, the Cold War and communism, and the political forces forging the discipline of industrial relations. The book's analysis of major strikes suggests that an understanding of the developing militancy of the 1950s is essential to understanding the trade unionism of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Author(s):
Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman, John McIlroy
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
15.5cm x 24cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754600173
ISBN-13:
9780754600176
Number of pages:
335
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics. The Post-War Compromise, 1945-64

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Hard cover and pages clean and in excellent condition. Volume One The Post-War Compromise 1945-64. Volume Two The High Tide of Trade Unionism 1964-79 is also available.

The years between Attlee and Wilson, with their transition from austerity to affluence, are sometimes stereotyped as halcyon days of industrial peace, but also a time of lost opportunity, when real opportunities to reform industrial relations and restructure trade unionism were squandered. This collection of essays aims to remedy the dearth of research on the trade unionism of the immediate post-war years and to go behind the facade and puncture myths. Written by authors from a range of disciplines, it focuses on the politics of trade unionism - not only unions' relations with political parties but also on the politics of workplace conflict and industrial action. It covers conventional issues such as relations between the unions and the Labour Party; but also discusses the diverse, neglected topics such as media coverage, union education, the Cold War and communism, and the political forces forging the discipline of industrial relations. The book's analysis of major strikes suggests that an understanding of the developing militancy of the 1950s is essential to understanding the trade unionism of the 1960s and 1970s.

Author(s):
Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman, John McIlroy
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
15.5cm x 24cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754600173
ISBN-13:
9780754600176
Number of pages:
335
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics. The Post-War Compromise, 1945-64

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