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dc.contributor.authorLavelle, Ashleyen_US
dc.contributor.editorGreg Patmoreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:21:31Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:21:31Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-11-25T05:40:49Z
dc.identifier.issn00236942en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33646
dc.description.abstractThe ties between social democratic parties and trade unions in recent years have been stretched almost to breaking point. Drawing on evidence from the experience of Australia and Britain, this article argues that a turning point in the deterioration of the relationship was the collapse of the post-war economic boom. This event was important because it ruptured the economic foundations of the policy base of social democracy and led to the adoption by social democratic parties of a pro-business neo-liberal policy framework aimed at restoring rates of investment and profitability. In turn, this new policy emphasis necessarily threatened the interests of organised labour. The current tension in relations is therefore not merely a reflection of the pressures associated with social democrats being in government. Rather, it is rooted in the gradual decline of the health of capitalism since the 1970s - a trend unlikely to be reversed in the near future.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Society for the Study of Labour Historyen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.historycooperative.org/labindex.htmlen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom55en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto75en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLabour Historyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume98en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Labour Historyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode220201en_US
dc.titleThe Ties that Unwind? Social Democratic Parties and Unions in Australia and Britainen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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