Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain: Other Worlds of by Peter Ackers, Alastair J. Reid (eds.)

By Peter Ackers, Alastair J. Reid (eds.)

This e-book poses a huge revisionist problem to twentieth century British labour background, aiming to appear past the Marxist and Fabian exclusion of operating category event, particularly faith and self-help, with a purpose to exaggerate ‘labour circulate’ category harmony. rather than a ‘forward march’ to secular state-socialism, the examine awarded here's dedicated to a wealthy variety of social routine and ideas. during this selection of essays, the editors identify the liberal-pluralist culture, with the subsequent chapters masking 3 distinctive sections. half One, ‘Other kinds of organization’ covers matters similar to exchange unions, the Co-operative celebration, women’s group activism and Protestant Nonconformity. half , ‘Other Leaders’, covers agency Edward Cadbury; Trades Union Congress chief Walter Citrine; and the electricians’ chief, Frank Chapple. half 3, ‘Other Intellectuals’, considers G.D.H. Cole, Michael younger and left libertarianism via Stuart White. Readers attracted to the British Labour flow will locate this a useful resource.

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See K. Minogue, The Liberal Mind (Indianapolis, 2000), p.  9. 58.  Clegg, ‘The Oxford School of Industrial Relations’, Warwick Papers in Industrial Relations, No.  4. 59.  Cole, Guild Socialism Re-stated (London, 1920). 60.  124, Campbell and McIlroy argue that labour historians have to deal with ‘complexity, contradiction and contingency’, but we fear yet more variations on a tired, old theme. 61. J. Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes. The Short Twentieth Century, 1914–1991 (London, 1994). 62.  Middlemas, Politics in Industrial Society (London, 1979).

These gathered pace in the 1960s. The focus was on trade unions as arenas of justice. Trade unions had significant disciplinary powers over their members and also little scrutiny from the state. The matter of providing internal means of appeal against union decisions was important not only for the individual member but also for the unions. Having proper rules and procedures that provided some kind of justice for their members was a way for the unions of conforming to the norms of wider society, and confirming the legitimacy of their organizations.

35.  Ackers, ‘Game changer: Hugh Clegg’s role in drafting the 1968 Donovan Report and redefining the British industrial relations policy-problem’, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, 35 (2014), pp. J. Reid, United We Stand.  121–8. 36.  Crouch, The Politics of Industrial Relations (London, 1979). Ackers, ‘Collective bargaining’, p.  83–106, 111–15. -W.  89 n. 28. OTHER WORLDS OF LABOUR: LIBERAL-PLURALISM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY... 25 39.  137. For the more conventional view that pluralism effectively disappeared from the scene after the peak of guild socialism in 1920, see Runciman, Pluralism, pp.

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