Constructing British industrial relations

Title:
Constructing British industrial relations
Authors:
Howell, Chris
Abstract:
One can identify the construction and transformation of three distinct systems of industrial relations in Britain over the last century. In contrast to the view that the state has been largely abstentionist in the sphere of industrial relations, or that, where intervention has taken place, it has been ad hoc, incoherent and reactive, this article makes two arguments in explaining this pattern of institutional construction. First, that the British state has been a central actor in the construction and 'embedding' of industrial relations institutions. Secondly, that broad processes of economic restructuring have created the context and trigger for state action. It is the timing and character of economic restructuring which explain the distinctive evolution of British industrial relations.
Citation:
Howell, Chris. "Constructing British Industrial Relations," British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2:2 (June 2000), pp. 205-236.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
DATE ISSUED:
2000-06
Department:
Politics
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1111/1467-856X.00034
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309885

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dc.contributor.authorHowell, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:20:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:20:17Z-
dc.date.issued2000-06en
dc.identifier.citationHowell, Chris. "Constructing British Industrial Relations," British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2:2 (June 2000), pp. 205-236.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1369-1481en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309885-
dc.description.abstractOne can identify the construction and transformation of three distinct systems of industrial relations in Britain over the last century. In contrast to the view that the state has been largely abstentionist in the sphere of industrial relations, or that, where intervention has taken place, it has been ad hoc, incoherent and reactive, this article makes two arguments in explaining this pattern of institutional construction. First, that the British state has been a central actor in the construction and 'embedding' of industrial relations institutions. Secondly, that broad processes of economic restructuring have created the context and trigger for state action. It is the timing and character of economic restructuring which explain the distinctive evolution of British industrial relations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-856X.00034-
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.titleConstructing British industrial relationsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Politics and International Relationsen_US
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