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Heroic Defeats : The Politics of Job Loss - Miriam A. Golden

Heroic Defeats

The Politics of Job Loss

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Published: 5th May 1997
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Heroic Defeats is a comparative investigation of how unions and firms interact when economic circumstances require substantial job loss. Using simple game theory to generate testable propositions about when these situations will result in industrial conflict, Professor Golden illustrates the theory in a range of situations between 1950 and 1985 in Japan, Italy, and Britain. Additionally, the author shows how the theory explains why strikes over job loss almost never occur in postwar unionized firms in the United States.

' ... a well written and structured and closely argued book containing detailed analysis in a readable format. Furthermore, such excellent use of secondary analysis shows what can be done with such data and methodology. In short, this book contains useful and interesting information on important industries ... I thoroughly recommend it be read, put in libraries and highlighted on students reading lists'. Labour History Reviews

The puzzle of union responses to workforce reductions
Games analyzing job loss
Job loss in the Italian and British automobile industries
Triggers of industrial action
Pit closures in the Japanese and British mining industries
Seeking allies: how other actors affect interactions over job loss
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521484329
ISBN-10: 0521484324
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 5th May 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.32