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The theory and practice of voluntary incomes policies with particular reference to the British Labour government's social contract, 1974-79

Abstract:

This thesis explores the necessary conditions for voluntary wage restraint in advanced industrialized democracies. In particular, it addresses the question of how governments can get union movements to trade their labour market power for non-wage objectives, and how union peak organizations can secure near universal compliance with a voluntary wages policy, notwithstanding the pressures upon individual unions to free ride.

Rational choice theory furnishes the initial analytical fra...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Faculty of Social Studies
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Publication date:
1984
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602332038
URN:
uuid:eb3e28de-50a7-4e2c-89b3-963ba6181111
Local pid:
td:602332038

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