Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour [NOOK Book]

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Since the beginning of the 1980s, British trade unions have experienced a dramatic retreat, marked by rapidly falling membership and declining industrial power. The authors examine the regional dimensions of this retreat of organised labour, paying particular attention to:
The resilience of the unions' historical heartland areas. The impact of economic restructuring on local union traditions. The shrinking landscape of industrial militancy. The geographical decentralization of ...
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Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour

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Overview

Since the beginning of the 1980s, British trade unions have experienced a dramatic retreat, marked by rapidly falling membership and declining industrial power. The authors examine the regional dimensions of this retreat of organised labour, paying particular attention to:
The resilience of the unions' historical heartland areas. The impact of economic restructuring on local union traditions. The shrinking landscape of industrial militancy. The geographical decentralization of the new industrial relations. The link between these factors and the more general debate on regional development and regional labour markets.
An important synthesis of economic geography and industrial relations work, this book marks a major contribution towards the newly emerging field of labour geography
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Examines the regional dimensions of falling British union memberships and declining industrial power since the beginning of the 1980s, paying particular attention to the union's historical heartland areas, the impact of economic restructuring on local union traditions, and geographical decentralization of industry. Discusses links between these factors and the more general debate on regional development and regional labor markets. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135074432
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Series: Regions and Cities
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Ch. 1 The Disorganization of Organized Labour 1
Ch. 2 Situating Trade Unionism: Spaces of Regulation and Representation 23
Ch. 3 The Contours of Decline: Union Retreat and Resilience in the Regions 40
Ch. 4 Labour Market Restructuring and Regional Unionism 83
Ch. 5 Striking Out the Past? Geographies of Industrial Action 121
Ch. 6 Decentralization And Local Industrial Politics 156
Ch. 7 Mapping Union Futures: Representation and Organization in a Detraditionalized Economy 190
Appendix 207
Bibliography 211
Subject Index 227
Names Index 239
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