Carola Frege, John Kelly
Oxford University Press (19 August 2004)
As unions face an ongoing crisis all over the industrialised world, they have often been portrayed as outmoded remnants of an old economic structure. This book argues that despite structural shifts in the economy and in politics, unions retain important functions for capitalist economies as well as for political democracy. Union revitalization in the face of their current difficulties is therefore of fundamental importance.
Varieties of Unionism presents important comparative research and analysis of union strategy for academics and graduate students of industrial relations, politics, political economy and sociology.
Carola Frege is a reader in industrial relations at LSE
John Kelly is professor of industrial relations at LSE.