Rethinking Industrial Relations: Mobilisation, Collectivism and Long Waves [NOOK Book]

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This original book is a wide-ranging, radical and highly innovative critique of the prevailing orthodoxies within industrial relations and human resource management. It covers:


* central problems in industrial relations
* the mobilization theory of collective action
* the growth of non-union workplaces and the prospects and desirability of ...

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Rethinking Industrial Relations: Mobilisation, Collectivism and Long Waves

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Overview

This original book is a wide-ranging, radical and highly innovative critique of the prevailing orthodoxies within industrial relations and human resource management. It covers:


* central problems in industrial relations
* the mobilization theory of collective action
* the growth of non-union workplaces and the prospects and desirability of a new labour-management social partnership
* an historical account of worker collectivism, organization and militancy and state or employer counter mobilization
* a critique of postmodernism and accounts of the end of the labour movement.


Containing a detailed examination of the evolution of industrial relations, it argues that the area is often under-theorized and influenced by the policy agenda of the state or employers, and will prove informative reading for students of industrial relations.

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Meet the Author

John Kelly

John Kelly, who holds a graduate degree in European history, is the author and coauthor of ten books on science, medicine, and human behavior, including Three on the Edge, which Publishers Weekly called the work of "an expert storyteller." He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 The field of industrial relations 4
3 Mobilization theory 24
4 Mobilization and industrial relations 39
5 Olsonian theory and collective action: a critique 66
6 Long waves in industrial relations: mobilization and counter-mobilization in historical perspective 83
7 Postmodernism and the end of the labour movement: a critique 108
8 Conclusions 126
Notes 133
Bibliography 143
Name index 168
Subject index 173
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