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The Mass Production of Craft Unionism: Exploring Workers' Solidarity in Late Nineteenth-Century France and America.
December 1, 1998... Submerged in the standard recitation of American exceptionalism, a paradox about labor union development in the United States has been overlooked: in a country famed for its mass production industries, its labor unions organized on the basis of craft. The paradox, of course, is that mass...
Prospects for Associative Governance: Lessons from Ontario, Canada.
December 1, 1998... The passing of the Keynesian era in advanced industrial countries has renewed interest in the constructive role played by "secondary associations" in modern democratic governance.(1) Progressive economic restructuring projects that aim to restore competitiveness through investment in...
From Clientelism to Cooperation: Local Government, Participatory Policy, and Civic Organizing in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
December 1, 1998... A growing number of scholars and policy makers agree that improving the quality of life in impoverished urban areas--both in the "First" and "Third" Worlds--depends on the capacity of local residents to form social networks and civic organizations. Much recent work argues that such capacity...
Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre: Toward a Redistributive Democracy.
December 1, 1998... The hegemonic processes of globalization are bringing about the intensification of social exclusion and marginalization of large bodies of population all over the world. Such processes are being met with resistances, grassroots initiatives, community innovations, and popular movements that...
The Internationalization of Industrial Relations in Europe: Prospects and Problems.
December 1, 1998... European industrial relations are rapidly internationalizing; internationalization, however, is not necessarily denationalization. Even as European integration accelerates, national politics and industrial relations will, for better or worse, remain the principal arenas for the social...