Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 September 2004

432 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719069789

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Trade unions and democracy

Strategies and perspectives

Mark Harcourt and Geoffrey Wood

Published by Manchester University Press

Perspectives on Democratization MUP

  • This book explores the role of trade unions as products of, and agents for democracy
  • It brings together a distinguished panel of leading and emerging scholars in the field, and provides a critical assessment of the current role of unions in society, their capacity to impact on state policies in such a manner as to ensure greater accountability and fairness, and the nature and extent of internal representative democracy within the labour movement
  • The crisis facing established democratic institutions in the advanced societies has been widely noted
  • In response, there has been increasing interest in the role of civil society actors, ranging from established socio-political collectives to new grassroots organisations
  • This volume will be of interest to students and academics in industrial relations, critical management studies, political studies and sociology

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