The Politics Of Labour Movement Revitalization: The Need For A Revitalized Perspective
One Important common theme of our five-country research is that all union movements see political engagement as essential in their efforts at revitalization. Specific forms of political action, however, vary according to national context. If unions find or build adequate political and Institutional supports, they have less incentive to mobilize the membership, organize the unorganized, build coalitions with other groups, or give support to grassroots Initiatives. The irony is that a strong institutional position can reduce incentives to organize, which may be essential to sustain long-term influence; yet organizing unions in America and Britain are hard pressed to sustain gains in the absence of adequate institutional supports.
European Journal of Industrial Relations
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Baccaro, Lucio; Hamann, Kerstin; and Turner, Lowell, "The Politics Of Labour Movement Revitalization: The Need For A Revitalized Perspective" (2003). Scopus Export 2000s. 1844.