Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, Volume 34 2013

BookHistorical Studies in Industrial Relations, Volume 34 2013

Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, Volume 34 2013


October 31st, 2013





Historical Studies in Industrial Relations was established in 1996 by the Centre for Industrial Relations, Keele University, to provide an outlet for, and to stimulate an interest in, historical work in the field of industrial relations and the history of industrial relations thought. Content broadly covers the employment relationship and economic, social and political factors surrounding it – such as labour markets, union and employer policies and organization, the law, and gender and ethnicity. Articles with an explicit political dimension, particularly recognising divisions within the working class and within workers’ organizations, will be encouraged, as will historical work on labour law.


Author Information

Dave Lyddon, Keele University Paul Smith, Keele University. Roger Seifert, University of Wolverhampton. Carole Thornley, Keele University.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Volume 34 includes:
Jesper Hamark and Christer Thörnqvist - 'Docks and Defeat: The 1909 General Strike in Sweden and the Role of Port Labour'
Lydia Redman - 'State Intervention in Industrial Disputes in the Age of the New Liberalism: The London Dock Strikes of 1911–1912'
Lewis Mates - '‘Seven shillings is not exactly the millennium’: Economic Liberalism and the Campaign for a Miners’ Minimum wage in the Durham Coalfield to 1914'
Steven Parfitt - 'Democracies in Conflict: Union Democracy, Industrial Democracy, and Machinists in Bridgeport, Connecticut, during the First World War'
Janet Miller - 'Turf Wars: Stable Lads’ Strikes and Union Recognition in the Twentieth Century'
Simon Joyce - 'The Engineering Employers’ Federation and the Crisis of 1989: A Case Study in the Decline of Multi-Employer Bargaining'
Peter Dorey - '‘It was just like arming to face the threat of Hitler in the late 1930s.’ The Ridley Report and the Conservative Party’s Preparations for the 1984–85 Miners’ Strike'
Economic Reconstruction Group - 'Final Report of the Nationalised Industries Policy Group (July 1977)'
Bob Hepple - 'Wedderburn’s The Worker and the Law: An Appreciation'
Review Essay
Tony Elger - 'The Legacy of Baldamus: A Critical Appreciation'
Book Review
Kevin Morgan - 'Roger Seifert and Tom Sibley, Revolutionary Communist at Work: A Political Biography of Bert Ramelson'