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Shop Floor Bargaining and the State
Historical and Comparative Perspectives

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Jonathan Zeitlin, Alastair Reid, Noel Whiteside, Steven Tolliday, Howell Harris, Giovanni Contini, Bryn Jones
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  • Date Published: July 1985
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 1998
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521267113

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  • First published in 1985, this multi-author volume discusses the contentious issue of the relationship between shop floor bargaining and the state. Previous studies of this area tended to focus on macro-economic concerns and labour legislation, avoiding a more empirical approach that would draw out specific examples of the relationship. The seven essays in this text attempt to redress the balance through rigorous analysis of historically particular circumstances and events. In doing so, they show that the state is not always the defender of managerial centralisation and give examples of government intervention to the benefit of shop floor autonomy. This highly informative volume draws attention to the contradictory and ambiguous nature of industrial relations, and will be of value to anyone with an interest in politics and economics.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1985
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521267113
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.392kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 1998
  • Table of Contents

    1. Shop floor bargaining and the state: a contradictory relationship Jonathan Zeitlin
    2. Dilution, trade unionism and the state in Britain during the First World War Alastair Reid
    3. Public policy and port labour reform: the dock decasualisation issue, 1910–50 Noel Whiteside
    4. Government, employers and shop floor organisation in the British motor industry, 1939–69 Steven Tolliday
    5. The snares of liberalism? Politicians, bureaucrats, and the shaping of federal labour relations policy in the United States, ca. 1915–47 Howell Harris
    6. Politics, law and shop floor bargaining in postwar Italy Giovanni Contini
    7. Controlling production on the shop floor: the role of state administration and regulation in the British and American aerospace industries Bryn Jones

  • Editors

    Steven Tolliday

    Jonathan Zeitlin


    Jonathan Zeitlin, Alastair Reid, Noel Whiteside, Steven Tolliday, Howell Harris, Giovanni Contini, Bryn Jones

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