Family or just good friends? The changing Labour Party--trade union relationship in Britain since 1979

Title:
Family or just good friends? The changing Labour Party--trade union relationship in Britain since 1979
Authors:
Howell, Chris
Abstract:
This article attempts to locate the crisis in the relationship between the union movement and the Labour Party of Great Britain in the context of a changing matrix of interest between the two, itself the result of the changing social and economic environments facing them. In short, this is an attempt to use a political economy framework to help understand changes in the party-union relationship. The argument that will be made here is that this relationship is indeed weakening, that the rhetorical claims of the current Labour leadership are accurate in their claims of greater independence, and that we can expect a qualitatively different type of relationship between union and party when the Labour Party wins in an election.
Citation:
Howell, Chris. "Family or Just Good Friends? The Changing Labour Party--Trade Union Relationship in Britain Since 1979." International Journal of Political Economy, 22:4 (Winter 1992-93), pp. 17-35.
Publisher:
ME Sharpe
DATE ISSUED:
1992-12
Department:
Politics
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1080/08911916.1992.11643846
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/310096

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dc.contributor.authorHowell, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:25:13Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:25:13Zen
dc.date.issued1992-12en
dc.identifier.citationHowell, Chris. "Family or Just Good Friends? The Changing Labour Party--Trade Union Relationship in Britain Since 1979." International Journal of Political Economy, 22:4 (Winter 1992-93), pp. 17-35.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0891-1916en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/310096en
dc.description.abstractThis article attempts to locate the crisis in the relationship between the union movement and the Labour Party of Great Britain in the context of a changing matrix of interest between the two, itself the result of the changing social and economic environments facing them. In short, this is an attempt to use a political economy framework to help understand changes in the party-union relationship. The argument that will be made here is that this relationship is indeed weakening, that the rhetorical claims of the current Labour leadership are accurate in their claims of greater independence, and that we can expect a qualitatively different type of relationship between union and party when the Labour Party wins in an election.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherME Sharpeen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08911916.1992.11643846en_US
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.titleFamily or just good friends? The changing Labour Party--trade union relationship in Britain since 1979en_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Political Economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordLabor unionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLabor movementen_US
dc.subject.keywordGreat Britain--Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordPolitical partiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subject.keywordRight and Left (Political science)en_US
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