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British industrial relations pluralism in the era of neoliberalism

Heery, Edmund ORCID: 2016. British industrial relations pluralism in the era of neoliberalism. Journal of Industrial Relations 58 (1) , pp. 3-24. 10.1177/0022185615598190

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This article provides a broad overview of the pluralist tradition in UK industrial relations scholarship, identifying its defining characteristics and mapping its evolution in recent decades. It deals in turn with the following: the appreciation of the relative interests of workers and employers that lies at the heart of the pluralist frame of reference, the research agenda that flows from this understanding, pluralist conceptions of context and agency within industrial relations, the standards that pluralists habitually use when assessing the employment relationship, the targets and modes of critique that pluralists direct against intellectual opponents, and the prescriptions that pluralists offer for industrial relations reform. Throughout the article there is a focus on change within the pluralist tradition and the manner in which it has adapted to the hegemony of neoliberalism in the realms of both ideas and policy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0022-1856
Funders: None
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 23:51

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