Strikes, Wars, and Revolutions in an International Perspective: Strike Waves in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries / Edition 1

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The contributors to this volume are concerned with the patterns of continuity and change in industrial labor conflicts in major industrialized countries before, during, and in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. The articles have been conceived as part of a series of efforts to assist the further development of comparative labor history, and in particular the application of quantitative techniques to the analysis of industrial labor conflicts in comparative perspective.

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"...a stimulating contribution, combining broad analysis with particular research, and successfully reaffirming the usefulness of quantitative study." Geoff Eley, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521526982
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/4/2002
  • Edition description: FIRST/REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Theories and realities Charles Tilly; 2. The historical setting in Russia and the West Leopold H. Haimson; Part II. Models and Realities: 3. Introduction Leopold H. Haimson and Eric Brian; 4. Changing forms of labor conflict: secular development or strike waves? Friedhelm Boll; 5. Strikes and power in Britain, 1870–1920 James E. Cronin; 6. Two strike waves in Imperial Russia, 1905–7, 1912–14 Leopold H. Haimson and Ronald Petrusha; 7. Strikers in revolution: Russia, 1917 Diane Koenker and William G. Rosenberg; 8. Strikes in Imperial Russia, 1895–1913: a quantitative analysis V. I. Bovykin, L. I. Borodkin and Y. I. Kiryanov; 9. Labor conflicts in Italy before the rise of fascism, 1881–1923: a quantitative analysis Lorenzo Bordogna, Gian Primo Cella and Giancarlo Provasi; 10. Strikes and politics in the United States, 1900–19 P. K. Edwards; Part III. Workers in Metal-Processing Enterprises in Comparative Perspective: 11. From the mechanic to the metallo Michelle Perrot; 12. Strikes of machinists in the United States, 1870–1922 David Montgomery; 13. The political economy of British engineering workers during the First World War Keith Burgess; 14. The rationalization of class struggle: strikes and strike strategy of the German Metalworkers' Union, 1891–1922 Elisabeth Domansky; 15. Scientific management and the changing nature of work in the St. Petersburg metalworking industry, 1900–14 Heather Hogan; 16. Structural processes of change and changing patterns of labor unrest: the case of the metal-processing industry in Imperial Russia, 1890–1914 Leopold H. Haimson; 17. Social characteristics, attitudes, and patterns of strike behaviour of metalworkers in Italy during the First World War Bruno Bezza; Part IV: The Effects of Short-Term Variation: 18. Introduction Charles Tilly; 19. Economic cycles and labor conflicts in Germany during the first quarter of the twentieth century Friedhelm Boll; 20. The crisis of state and society in Britain, 1917–22 James E. Cronin; 21. Strikes and the war Hugues Lagrange; 22. Labor unrest in Imperial Russia on the eve of the First World War: the roles of conjunctural phenomena, events, and individual and collective actors Leopold H. Haimson; 23. Strikes in Russia, 1917: the impact of revolution Diane Koenker and William G. Rosenberg; Part V. Conclusion: 24. Conclusion Leopold H. Haimson.

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