New Forms and Expressions of Conflict at Work

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This edited collection surveys and analyses new forms and expressions of conflict at work under capitalism. Using theoretical and empirical approaches it chapters demonstrate that there is an underlying historical continuity to current and new forms and expressions of conflict at work and that there is also a path dependency by country and culture. Although the strike is in decline in many countries, it is not so in all and different means of expressing and resolving collective grievances are used but not always as substitutes to the strike weapon.

Author Biography

GREGOR GALL is a research professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. His latest books are Tommy Sheridan – from hero to zero? A political biography and An Agency of their Own: sex worker union organising.

Table of Contents

List of Charts, Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
Introduction - Themes, Concepts and Propositions; G.Gall
Conflict and Contestation in the Contemporary World of Work: Theory and Perspectives; J.Bélanger & P.Edwards
A Theory of Workplace Conflict Development: From Grievances to Strikes; R.Hebdon & S.Chul Noh
A Working Death? Contesting Life Itself in the Bio-political Organization; P.Fleming
The Re-emergence of Workplace Based Organisation as the New Expression of Conflict in Argentina; M.Atzeni & P.Ghigliani
The Collective Expression of Workplace Grievances in Britain; G.Gall & S.Cohen
New Dynamics of Industrial Conflicts in China: Causes, Expressions and Resolution Alternatives; F.Lee Cooke
Egyptian Workers Rediscover the Strike; A.Alexander
Direct Action in France: A New Phase in Labour-capital Conflict; S.Contrepois
Violent Industrial Protest in Indonesia: Cultural Phenomenon or Legacy of an Authoritarian Past?; M.Ford
Conflicts at Work in Poland's New Capitalism: Worker Resistance in a Flexible Work Regime; A.Mrozowicki & M.Maciejewska
Minjung Tactics in a Post-Minjung Era? The Survival of Self-immolation and Traumatic Forms of Labour Protest in South Korea; J.Doucette
Striking out in America: Is there an Alternative to the Strike?; K.Moody

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