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Strategic Unionism and Partnership : Boxing or Dancing? - Tony Huzzard

Strategic Unionism and Partnership

Boxing or Dancing?

By: Tony Huzzard (Editor), Denis Gregory (Editor), Regan Scott (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9781403917560
Number Of Pages: 362

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How can trade unions make sense of social partnership? What are the implications of partnership for union renewal? This book takes an international perspective to explore these issues based on an ongoing dialogue between researchers and union practitioners in eight countries. The book develops the metaphors 'boxing' and 'dancing' to denote contrasting strategic choices to the employment relationship, yet argues that neither approach alone can offer an exclusive trajectory for union development. The authors conclude by identifying lessons for union renewal. MIRELLA BAGLIONI Professor of Industrial Relations, University of Parma, Italy STEVEN DEUTSCH Professor Emeritus, Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon, USA ERLING FORSMAN Chief Editor, TCO-tidningen, Sweden KARL KOCH Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages, London South Bank University, UK MARTIN KUHLMANN University of Gottingen, Sweden ALDO MARCHETTI Senior Researcher, Pietro Seveso Foundation, Italy TOMMY NILSSON Associate Professor in Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden KEVIN O'KELLY University of Limerick, Ireland WIM SPRENGER Independent Researcher, The Netherlands AURORA TRIF PhD Student, London South Bank University, UK MAARTEN VAN KLAVEREN STZ Consultancy & Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Industry Reviews

'As all trade union activists will know - sometimes you have to dance and sometimes you have to box. In this new book about employment based partnerships, the authors have provided us with a valuable and revealing insight into the motivations and practices that lie behind some of the most interesting employment based partnerships that have been developed in recent years.' - Dave Prentis, General Secretary, UNISON

'The authors have considerable experience in the area of union strategy and industrial relations in researcher/practitioner partnerships. The insights that they draw from such experience, backed by recent case examples, are a major strength of the book and make it a valuable resource for practitioners in the labour market and students of industrial relations and human resource management.' - Wanja Lundby-Wedin, President, Swedish Trade Union Confederation

'an excellent edited collection' - Mark Stuart, Industrial Relations Journal

'All country chapters are well written and based upon a rich set of case studies.' - Kurt Vandaele, European Review of Labour and Research

Seconds Away: Naming and Framing the Project
Boxing and Dancing: Trade Union Strategic Choices
The Limits of the European Dance Floor: Hard Times for Strategic Choice, Partnership and Union Innovation
Dancing in the Dark: UK Unions and Strategic Choice
Dancing Queen?: Partnership, Co-determination and Strategic Unionism in Sweden
Tiptoe through the Tulips: The Uneasy Development of Strategic Unionism in Polder Country
Where Now for the German Tango Partners?
The Last Waltz: Are Italian Trade Unions Leaving the Dance Floor?
Ireland: Shall We Dance?
Romania: Learning to Dance
Private Dancer: Boxing and Dancing in the United States
Dance, Dance, Wherever You May Be?: Partnership in Comparative Perspective
Lessons and Futures
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ISBN: 9781403917560
ISBN-10: 1403917566
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st May 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 17.07  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1