Industrial Democracy in America: The Ambiguous Promise

Industrial Democracy in America: The Ambiguous Promise

by Nelson Lichtenstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521566223

ISBN-13: 9780521566223

Pub. Date: 06/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Industrial Democracy in America begins its close examination of what came to be known among collars of any color as "the labor problem" with the railroad strikes of the 1870s. The contributors cover the theory and practice of the American labor movement, the promise and demise of industrial jurisprudence, the law of collective bargaining, workplace contractualism,

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Industrial Democracy in America begins its close examination of what came to be known among collars of any color as "the labor problem" with the railroad strikes of the 1870s. The contributors cover the theory and practice of the American labor movement, the promise and demise of industrial jurisprudence, the law of collective bargaining, workplace contractualism, and shop-floor reality in the United States auto industry, and compare these with employment systems in Japan. Industrial Democracy in America contemplates America's industrial decline and will provoke questions, even within management circles, of the long-run viability of a work regime that does not respect or motivate its workers—that does not persuade them to identify themselves with the enterprises of which they are members.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521566223
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael J. Lacey; 1. Introduction; 2. Industrial democracy or democracy in industry?; 3. Industrial democracy and liberal capitalism, 1890–1925; 4. 'An American Feeling'; 5. From Commons to Dunlop; 6. Great expectations; 7. Wartime labor regulation; 8. Workplace contractualism; 9. Pacific ties; 10. Industrial relations mythand shop-floor reality; 11. Epilogue.

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