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Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Roger Undy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This empirical study of British trade union mergers examines the causes of mergers; the search for merger partners; merger negotiations; and merger outcomes. These developments are set within the ... More


Amalgamation Strategies

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The potential for amalgamations to transform union organization is discussed before outlining the main characteristics of the ten amalgamated and two aborted amalgamations at the heart of the study. ... More


Amalgamations: Post‐Merger Performance

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Dominant‐partner amalgamations are briefly discussed before focusing on balanced‐partner amalgamations. The outcomes of dominant‐partner amalgamations are similar to those generated by transfers. In ... More


Union Politics, Market‐Oriented Reforms, and the Reshaping of Argentine Corporatism

M. Victoria Murillo

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Market‐oriented reforms and the withdrawal of the Argentine state from important economic reforms under the government of President Carlos Menem posed major challenges for the Argentine union ... More


The Gap Between Politics and Economics—Or, Perception and Reality

Loukas Tsoukalis

in What Kind of Europe?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199279487
eISBN:
9780191602979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279489.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explores the widening gap between economics and politics in Europe. It discusses four main themes: the gradual evolution of the policy agenda at the European level, the geographical ... More


Monetary Union and Political Union

Tommaso Padoa‐Schioppa

in The Road to Monetary Union in Europe: The Emperor, the Kings, and the Genies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241767
eISBN:
9780191596742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241767.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The question of whether European Monetary Union is conceivable in the absence of political union is addressed in the light of the declaration made in 1989 by Nigel Lawson (then the British Chancellor ... More


The Puzzle of European Union

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter yields at the outset that no single explanation is sufficient to explore the Maastricht phenomenon. The claim is, merely, that the adopted realist perspective is the single most ... More


Federal Theory and European Union

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter covers the problems of definition and establishes that the European Union is indeed a species of federal state. It also reports an intellectual justification for studying the origins and ... More


Theory

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter synthesizes those theories, drawn both from political science and economics, which aim to explore the association between fiscal or economic centralization and political centralization. ... More


Theory

David McKay

in Rush to Union: Understanding the European Federal Bargain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280583
eISBN:
9780191684364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280583.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the viability of political unions. It argues that monetary unions bring a degree of economic centralization that may require, in certain circumstances, a high degree of ... More


Understanding European Union I: 1945–1982

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter directs the origins and development of the European Community (EC) in this theoretical context. Particular emphasis is placed on the early history of the Community, and to explaining why ... More


Prospects for the European Federal Bargain

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter provides an audit on the future prospects of the European Union (EU), with particular attention focused on the likely scenarios under which the union, or parts of the union, might ... More


Unions and Federations of States

JAMES CRAWFORD

in The Creation of States in International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228423
eISBN:
9780191714375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228423.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The fundamental principle in the context of political union, no less than in the context of status, is that the incidents of a particular arrangement are to be determined only by an examination of ... More


The theoretical setting

Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis, and Kostas Ifantis

in Theory and Reform in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049910
eISBN:
9781781700242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049910.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter takes a look at EU theorising and some methodological issues surrounding the study of the regional process. It studies various theoretical approaches to European integration that were ... More


Prelude: The reform crisis, 1830–2

Katrina Navickas

in Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097058
eISBN:
9781526104144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097058.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This short chapter examines the revival of radical and reform activity in the build up to the first Reform Act in 1832. The growth of political unions campaigning for universal suffrage and ... More


First Thoughts

Michael Stenton

in Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208433
eISBN:
9780191678004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Anglo-French political union was meant as a grand gesture for holding on to France as an ally. However, this offer lasted for only a week as France fell into German hands. Charles de Gaulle, the ... More


Women’s suffrage and women’s trade unionism

Sonja Tiernan (ed.)

in The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088742
eISBN:
9781781708859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088742.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Gore-Booth was adamant that industrial and political reforms were intrinsically linked. In her many writings on this subject, she argued that it was not enough to grant women the vote with property ... More


The Republic Was an Empire

Jonathan Scott

in How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243598
eISBN:
9780300249361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243598.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter deals with the circumstances leading to the first of three Anglo-Dutch wars. Beginning with a proposal for political union, the chapter addresses the growing animosity between the ... More


Epilogue: History as Oracle

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter reflects on the value of history in understanding the problematic relationship of states with debt. It helps puncture the illusion, hubris, and complacency that bedevil this ... More


Privatization—Chipping Away at Government

Donald Cohen

in Labor in the Time of Trump

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746598
eISBN:
9781501746611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746598.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the right wing's astonishingly successful efforts to privatize public goods and services. Privatization has been one of the highest priorities of the right wing for many ... More


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