Strikes in the United States, 1881-1972
- a critical examination of the theory of the institutionalisation of industrial conflict
This thesis examines strike activity in the United States from 1881 to 1972. Although part of its aim is simply to describe and analyse trends of activity, its main concern is sociological: the explication and testing of the theory of the institutionalisation of industrial conflict.
Since official statistics on strikes are the basic data employed, chapter one considers the problems with the use of such statistics. Phenomenologists criticise the use of all official data, on the grou...Expand abstract
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- University of Oxford
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- Paul K. Edwards
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- This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky.
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