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Author Howell, Chris, 1962-
Title Trade unions and the state : the construction of industrial relations institutions in Britain, 1890-2000 / Chris Howell.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2005]

Subject Labor unions -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Industrial relations -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Labor movement -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index.
Summary The collapse of Britain's powerful labor movement in the last quarter century has been one of the most significant and astonishing stories in recent political history. How were the governments of Margaret Thatcher and her successors able to tame the unions? In analyzing how an entirely new industrial relations system was constructed after 1979, Howell offers a revisionist history of British trade unionism in the twentieth century. Most scholars regard Britain's industrial relations institutions as the product of a largely laissez faire system of labor relations, punctuated by occasional govern.
Contents Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: The Puzzle of British Industrial Relations; CHAPTER TWO: Constructing Industrial Relations Institutions; CHAPTER THREE: The Construction of the Collective Laissez-Faire System, 1890-1940; CHAPTER FOUR: Donovan, Dissension, and the Decentralization of Industrial Relations, 1940-1979; CHAPTER FIVE: The Decollectivization of Industrial Relations, 1979-1997; CHAPTER SIX: The Third Way and Beyond: The Future of British Industrial Relations; Notes; References; Index.
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Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9781400826612 (electronic bk.)
1400826616 (electronic bk.)
0691121060 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 440774489
Additional Format Print version: Howell, Chris, 1962- Trade unions and the state. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005 0691121060 9780691121062 (DLC) 2004042069 (OCoLC)54865233