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The colonisation of employment regulation and industrial relations? Dynamics and developments over five decades of change
University of Leeds.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9902-8182
2014 (English)In: Labor history, ISSN 0023-656X, E-ISSN 1469-9702, Vol. 55, no 2, 189-207 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The concept of regulation is central to industrial relations. Deregulation, re-regulation and the transfer of regulatory responsibilities have characterised five decades of reform projects. The concepts of negotiated' change and colonisation' are engaged as ways of understanding key moments of regulatory change in UK industrial relations since the 1960s. The stigmatising and undermining of trade unionism has been a key theme in modern British industrial relations. This paper explores five features of the way in which the regulatory spaces of industrial relations were colonised once the project of formalisation failed: strategies of marginalisation, strategies of containment, strategies of voice and legitimacy, the development of new expert knowledge and the rise of new actors and boundaries.

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2014. Vol. 55, no 2, 189-207 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35089ISI: 000334158000004OAI: diva2:785071

MacKenzie, Robert Lucio, Miguel Martinez

Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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