Regulating Labour: The State, Neo-Conservatism and Industrial Relations

Edited by Larry Haiven, Stephen McBride, and John Shields

© 1990

Have Mulroney, Reagan and Thatcher beaten labour into the ground? Are unions a spent force? Do ordinary people in Canada, the United States and Great Britain truly believe in the so-called free market? How are the Swedish social democrats handling challenges to their consensus society? Is there indeed a neo-conservative hegemony for the nineteen-nineties?

These are some of the questions which the authors of this sixth Socialist Studies Annual try to answer. They present case studies from various countries, using the social and political insights of Gramsci and other progressive thinkers.

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  • Page Count: 272 pages
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Regulating Labour presents case studies from various countries, using the social and political insights of Gramsci and other progressive thinkers.

Regulating Labour: The State, Neo-Conservatism and Industrial Relations

Edited by Larry Haiven, Stephen McBride, and John Shields

© 1990

Have Mulroney, Reagan and Thatcher beaten labour into the ground? Are unions a spent force? Do ordinary people in Canada, the United States and Great Britain truly believe in the so-called free market? How are the Swedish social democrats handling challenges to their consensus society? Is there indeed a neo-conservative hegemony for the nineteen-nineties?

These are some of the questions which the authors of this sixth Socialist Studies Annual try to answer. They present case studies from various countries, using the social and political insights of Gramsci and other progressive thinkers.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Larry Haiven is associate professor in the Department of Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour, College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan.

    Stephen McBride is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University.


    John Shields teaches Canadian political economy and labour studies in the Department of Politics and School of Public Administration at Ryerson University.
  • Table of contents

    Larry Haiven, Stephen McBride, John Shields: The State, Neo-Conservatism and Industrial Relations

    Bob Russell: Assault Without Defeat: Contemporary Industrial Relations and the Canadian Labour Movement

    John Shields: Building a New Hegemony in British Columbia

    Larry Haiven: Hegemony and the Workplace: The Role of Arbitration

    Stephen McBride: Authoritarianism Without Hegemony? The Politics of Industrial Relations in Britain

    Banu Helvacioglu: The State in the Reagan Era: Capital, Labour and More?

    Gregg M. Olsen: Swedish Social Democracy and Beyond: Internal Obstacles to Economic Democracy

    Jerry White: The State and Industrial Relations in a Neo-Conservative Era: A Thematic Commentary

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