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Author van der Velden, Sjaak
Title Strikes around the world : Case-studies of 15 countries
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2008
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Note Intro -- strikes around the world, 1968-2005 -- Contents -- General glossary -- Editors' foreword -- Introduction -- Strike statistics and the problems of international comparison -- A racially divided class Strikes in South Africa, 1973-2004 -- A century of general strikes Strikes in Argentina -- Public sector militancy, feminization,and employer aggression Trends in strikes, lockouts, and wildcats in Canada from 1960 to 2004 -- Strikes in a state corporatist system Mexico -- Approaching extinction? The decline of strikes in the United States, 1960-2005 -- Militant unionism in Korea -- Strikes and lockouts in the Antipodes Neo-liberal convergence in Australia and New Zealand -- From the seventies strike wave to the firstcyber-strike in the twenty-first century Strike activity and labour unrest in Belgium -- The persistence of labour unrest Strikes in Denmark, 1969-2005 -- Strikes in France Strong social eruptions and a weak tradition of collective bargaining -- Industrial action in a low-strike country Strikes in Germany 1968-2005 -- Strikes behind the dykes Netherlands, 1965-2005 -- From blue-collar wildcats in the 1970s to public sector resistance at the turn of a new millennium Strikes in Sweden 1970-2005 -- From strike wave to strike drought The United Kingdom, 1968-2005 -- Comprehending divergence in strike activity Employers' offensives, government interventions and union responses -- Contributors
Are strikes going out of fashion or are they an inevitable feature of working life? This is a longstanding debate. The much-proclaimed 'withering away of the strike' in the 1950s was quickly overturned by the 'resurgence of class conflict' in the late 1960s and 1970s. The period since then has been characterized as one of 'labor quiescence'. Commentators again predict the strike's demise, at least in the former heartlands of capitalism. Patterns of employment are constantly changing and strike activity reflects this. The secular decline of manufacturing in mature industrialized economies is of major importance here (though the global relocation of manufacturing may lead to some 'relocation' of strikes). Simultaneously we see the growth of disputes in the service sector (the 'tertiarization' of strikes). This is evident particularly in public services, including health care, social care and education, and is accompanied by a 'feminization' of strikes, given the prevalence of women working there. This unique study draws on the experience of fifteen countries around the world - South Africa, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, United States, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Covering the high and low points of strike activity over the period 1968-2005, the study shows continuing evidence of the durability, adaptability and necessity of the strike
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: van der Velden, Sjaak Strikes around the world : Case-studies of 15 countries Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press,c2008 9789052602851
Subject Clinical medicine -- Case studies.;Physicians -- Licenses -- United States -- Examinations -- Study guides
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Alt Author Dribbusch, Heiner
Lyddon, Dave
Vandaele, Kurt
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