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The inadequacy of mainstream theories of trade unions

Fleetwood, S. (1999) The inadequacy of mainstream theories of trade unions. Labour, 21 (6). pp. 445-480. ISSN 1121-7081 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/15986

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9914.00103

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This paper identifies four criteria used by mainstream economists of trade unions to judge the adequacy of their various theories. Three of them, however, are hardly ever satisfied. The root cause of this failure is the method adopted by mainstream economic theory, namely deductivism. The perspective of critical realism is used to identify and explain the cause of this failure and to point towards an alternative method.

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Additional Information:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Fleetwood, S. (1999) The inadequacy of mainstream theories of trade unions. Labour, 21 (6). pp. 445-480, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9914.00103. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
Uncontrolled Keywords:trade unions
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law
ID Code:15986
Deposited By: A. Clarke
Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 16:14
Last Modified:21 Oct 2016 17:00

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