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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/614449
Title:
Big bangs and cold wars
Authors:
Seifert, Roger
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this essay is to provide a brief and partial overview of some of the issues and authors that have dominated British industrial relations research since 1965. It is cast in terms of that year being the astronomical Big Bang from which all else was created. It traces a spectacular growth in academic interest and departments throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and then comments on the petering out of the tradition and its very existence (Darlington 2009; Smith 2011). Design/methodology/approach: There are no methods other than a biased look through the literature. Findings: These show a liberal oppression of the Marxist interpretation of class struggle through trade unions, collective bargaining, strikes, and public policy. At first through the Cold War and later, less well because many Marxists survived and thrived in industrial relations departments until after 2000, through closing courses and choking off demand. This essay exposes the hypocrisy surrounding notions of academic freedom, and throws light on the determination of those in the labour movement and their academic allies to push forward wage controls and stunted bargaining regimes, alongside restrictions on strikes, in the name of moderation and the middle ground. Originality/value: an attempt to correct the history as written by the pro tem victors
Citation:
Big bangs and cold wars 2015, 37 (6):746 Employee Relations
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Journal:
Employee Relations, (2015) Vol. 37 Issue 6 pp.746-760
Issue Date:
5-Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/614449
DOI:
10.1108/ER-06-2015-0101
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/ER-06-2015-0101
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0142-5455
Appears in Collections:
FOSS

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dc.contributor.authorSeifert, Rogeren
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-23T15:09:25Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-23T15:09:25Z-
dc.date.issued2015-10-05-
dc.identifier.citationBig bangs and cold wars 2015, 37 (6):746 Employee Relationsen
dc.identifier.issn0142-5455-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ER-06-2015-0101-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/614449-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this essay is to provide a brief and partial overview of some of the issues and authors that have dominated British industrial relations research since 1965. It is cast in terms of that year being the astronomical Big Bang from which all else was created. It traces a spectacular growth in academic interest and departments throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and then comments on the petering out of the tradition and its very existence (Darlington 2009; Smith 2011). Design/methodology/approach: There are no methods other than a biased look through the literature. Findings: These show a liberal oppression of the Marxist interpretation of class struggle through trade unions, collective bargaining, strikes, and public policy. At first through the Cold War and later, less well because many Marxists survived and thrived in industrial relations departments until after 2000, through closing courses and choking off demand. This essay exposes the hypocrisy surrounding notions of academic freedom, and throws light on the determination of those in the labour movement and their academic allies to push forward wage controls and stunted bargaining regimes, alongside restrictions on strikes, in the name of moderation and the middle ground. Originality/value: an attempt to correct the history as written by the pro tem victorsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/ER-06-2015-0101en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Employee Relationsen
dc.subjectindustrial relationsen
dc.subjectMarxistsen
dc.subjectDonovanen
dc.titleBig bangs and cold warsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEmployee Relations, (2015) Vol. 37 Issue 6 pp.746-760en
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