British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics: The Post-War Compromise, 1945-64

British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics: The Post-War Compromise, 1945-64

by Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754600173

ISBN-13: 9780754600176

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The first of two volumes focusing on the politics of British trade unionism since World War II, considering not only the movement's relations with the state but also factionalism, the dynamics of industrial struggle, and the allegiances of union activists. Historians, scholars of politics and industrial relations, and others present 11 studies, many from a September…  See more details below

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The first of two volumes focusing on the politics of British trade unionism since World War II, considering not only the movement's relations with the state but also factionalism, the dynamics of industrial struggle, and the allegiances of union activists. Historians, scholars of politics and industrial relations, and others present 11 studies, many from a September 1997 conference in Warwick augmented with commissioned essays, include overviews, a survey, and case studies. The second volume is subtitled The High Tide of Trade Unionism, 1940-1979. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754600176
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Studies in Labour History
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Prefacevii
List of Tablesviii
List of Abbreviationsix
Contributorsxiii
Prefacexv
Introduction: Approaching Post-War Trade Unionism1
Part 1Overviews, 1945-79
1The Role of Industrial Correspondents23
2Making Trade Unionists: the Politics of Pedagogy, 1945-7937
Part 2Survey
3The Post-War Compromise: Mapping Industrial Politics, 1945-6469
Part 3Case Studies, 1945-64
4'Shut Your Gob!': the Trade Unions and the Labour Party117
5The Trades Union Congress in the International Labour Movement145
6Cold War Politics: Communism and Anti-Communism in the Trade Unions168
7Social Democracy and Anti-Communism: Allan Flanders and British Industrial Relations in the Early Post-War Period192
8The Shop Floor Politics of Productivity: Work, Power and Authority Relations in British Engineering, c. 1945-57222
9'The Most Serious Crisis Since 1926': the Engineering and Shipbuilding Strikes of 1957242
10'Spearhead of the Movement'? the 1958 London Busworkers' Strike, the TUC and Frank Cousins268
11Democracy and Trade Unionism on the Docks293
Afterword311
Index317

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