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Militant partnership: a radical pluralist analysis of workforce dialectics
Dundon, Tony; Dobbins, Tony
The sociological understandings of both cooperation and resistance at work are complex. This article contributes to knowledge about dialectic tensions concerning both collaborative and conflictual workforce orientations in the context of a ‘pre-arranged’ union-management partnership agreement. It reports unofficial workforce militancy in opposition to both management and union policy regarding a socially constructed cooperative work regime. The article advances a ‘radical pluralist’ analysis to understand the formation of worker interests and attendant workforce orientations within capitalism. peer-reviewed
Keyword(s): conflict and cooperation; militancy; partnership; radical pluralism; worker orientations
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): Work, Employment and Society;29 (6), pp. 912-931
https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017014559961
Publisher(s): SAGE Publications
First Indexed: 2019-12-12 06:47:19 Last Updated: 2019-12-12 06:47:19