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Militant partnership: a radical pluralist analysis of workforce dialectics

Dundon, T. and Dobbins, T. (2015) Militant partnership: a radical pluralist analysis of workforce dialectics. Work Employment & Society, 29 (6). pp. 912-931. DOI: 10.1177/0950017014559961

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences > Bangor Business School
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 02:23
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 02:20
ISSN: 0950-0170
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4677
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1177/0950017014559961
Publisher: Sage Publications
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