From 'embedded liberalism' to 'negotiated openness': British trade unions and the European Union from the 1960s - a world-order approach

Strange, Gerard (2007) From 'embedded liberalism' to 'negotiated openness': British trade unions and the European Union from the 1960s - a world-order approach. Capital & Class. Special issue: the Left and Europe, 93 . pp. 233-253. ISSN 0309-8168

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Abstract

This article is primarily concerned with the political
economy of British trade union policy towards the
European Community (EC) in the 1960s and 1970s. Its
aim is to reassess union engagement with the EC in this
period &om a viewpoint informed by the now established
perspective of world-order analysis in international
political economy (Cox, 1981; Lipietz, 1992; Gamble 81
Payne, 1996; Payne, 2005). The article is specifically
concerned with the re-evaluation in this light of two
notable but contrasting and substantially contradictory
perspectives on British unions and Europe: Dorfman
(1977) and Teague (1985, 1989, later incorporated into
Teague & Grahl, 1992). In its concluding section, the
article briefly considers the implications of this
reassessment for British union policy in relation to the
contemporary EU.

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Additional Information:This article is primarily concerned with the political economy of British trade union policy towards the European Community (EC) in the 1960s and 1970s. Its aim is to reassess union engagement with the EC in this period &om a viewpoint informed by the now established perspective of world-order analysis in international political economy (Cox, 1981; Lipietz, 1992; Gamble 81 Payne, 1996; Payne, 2005). The article is specifically concerned with the re-evaluation in this light of two notable but contrasting and substantially contradictory perspectives on British unions and Europe: Dorfman (1977) and Teague (1985, 1989, later incorporated into Teague & Grahl, 1992). In its concluding section, the article briefly considers the implications of this reassessment for British union policy in relation to the contemporary EU.
Keywords:Trade unions, European Community
Subjects:L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L241 European Union Politics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:1243
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:28 Sep 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:25

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