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What's the point of industrial relations?

By Linda Clarke, Eddy Donnelly, Richard Hyman, John Kelly, Sonia Sonia and Sian Moore


What is the point of industrial relations? Research in the field has existed in Britain for well over a century, and university teaching in the subject dates back to the 1930s. Yet, in recent years, its relevance has been increasingly questioned by policymakers, with moves towards a form of 'disciplinary cleansing'. In this article, we demonstrate why the critical, cross-disciplinary, multilevel analysis that is of central importance to the industrial relations tradition remains both intellectually and ethically essential

Topics: HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Kluwer
Year: 2011
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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