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‘Zones of contention’ in industrial relations: framing pluralism as praxis

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dc.contributor.author Dobbins, Tony
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Emma
dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-02T09:57:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-02T09:57:35Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9288
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article addresses debates in contemporary industrial relations about practical application of pluralism. We compare the potential efficacy of ‘radical-pluralism’ and ‘neo-pluralism’. Data comes from analysis of employment relationships in two unionised public transport sector organisations, in the comparative country contexts of the UK and Republic of Ireland. It is argued that radical-pluralist framing of the employment relationship is better equipped than neo-pluralism to provide deeper and contextually sensitive understandings of the realities of unequal employment relationships. Desired (pluralist) democratic values differ from real world application of joint regulation (praxis). This raises implications regarding constraints on state regulation and public policy goals institutionalising pluralism as fluid and uneven praxis. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Industrial Relations;1-28
dc.subject Context en_US
dc.subject frames of reference en_US
dc.subject inequalities en_US
dc.subject pluralism en_US
dc.title ‘Zones of contention’ in industrial relations: framing pluralism as praxis en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0022185620957700
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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