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What's the point of industrial relations?

Clarke, Linda, Donnelly, Eddy, Hyman, Richard, Kelly, John, Sonia, Sonia and Moore, Sian (2011) What's the point of industrial relations? International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 27 (3). pp. 239-253. ISSN 0952-617X

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Abstract

What is the point of industrial relations? Research in the field has existed in Britain for well over a century, and university teaching in the subject dates back to the 1930s. Yet, in recent years, its relevance has been increasingly questioned by policymakers, with moves towards a form of 'disciplinary cleansing'. In this article, we demonstrate why the critical, cross-disciplinary, multilevel analysis that is of central importance to the industrial relations tradition remains both intellectually and ethically essential.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/ijcl
Additional Information: © 2011 Kluwer
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 09:40
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37174/

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