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Civil society organizations and trade unions: cooperation, conflict, indifference

Heery, Edmund James, Williams, Stephen Wayne and Abbott, Brian 2012. Civil society organizations and trade unions: cooperation, conflict, indifference. Work, Employment and Society 26 (1) , pp. 145-160. 10.1177/0950017011426302

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Abstract

Sociologists of labour have explored the relationship of trade unions to other social movements and the conditions that allow ‘coalitions across the class divide’ to be formed. This article examines this question by presenting evidence on the interaction between trade unions and other civil society organizations in the UK; that is, advocacy, identity and single-issue, campaigning organizations. It finds that there is no single, dominant relationship but rather a complex pattern of cooperation, conflict and indifference.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil society organizations; coalitions; trade unions
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0950-0170
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:07
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/33095

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