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Peter Fairbrother, John O’Brien, Anne Junor, Michael O’Donnell and Glynne Williams, Unions and globalisation: governments, management and the state at work. Routledge: London, 2011; 256 pp.: 9780415416641, RRP $150 : [book review]

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Linda Colley
This book begins by establishing the context for state restructuring in recent decades. It identifies the puzzle of restructuring into a managerial state pursued by both sides of the political spectrum, albeit through different paths of marginalising or incorporating unions. It questions whether this is due to economic factors, global forces or a triumph of neo-liberalism. This study of convergence of actions in neo-liberal reforms had me hooked. The central research question is: to what extent were state sector unions able to mitigate the effects of ‘reform’ or even influence its direction?

History

Volume

26

Issue

1

Start Page

184

End Page

186

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

1838-2673

ISSN

1035-3046

Location

UK

Publisher

Sage Publications

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Economic and labour relations review.

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CQUniversity

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