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Thieves’ kitchens: local markets for local people

Mark Roodhouse

in Black Market Britain: 1939-1955

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588459
eISBN:
9780191747564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588459.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how membership of certain occupational and residential communities could encourage evasion. With the exception of a handful of communities such as the criminal underworld, this ... More


How to Build a Trade Union Oligarchy: Guidance from the United States and Australia, 1886–1970

Scott Stephenson

in Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041839
eISBN:
9780252050503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041839.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

Trade unions are ostensibly democratic organizations, but they often fail to operate as democracies in practice. Most studies of Western trade union democracy have acknowledged that oligarchy is the ... More


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