In the Legitimacy of Labor Unions, Peter Levine assesses three major moral debates against unions: utilitarian, libertarian, and democratic. He concludes that union are at least as legitimate as other institutions.
This post is a summary of John Kelly’s Theories of collective action and union power (2011). Kelly employs Lukes’s three dimensions of power and analyses unions’ power accordingly. He also provides five types of theory on union power: market theory, resource mobilisation, institutionalism, labour process, and mobilisation theory.
This post is a summary and brief discussion of Roger Sibeon’s Agency, Structure, and Social Chance as Cross-Disciplinary Concepts.
A summary of Erik Olin Wright’s paper, Understanding class – towards an integrated analytical approach. The article distinguishes three main approaches to class analysis: the individual-attributes approach, the opportunity-hoarding approach, and the exploitation-domination approach.
This post provides a brief review of Bill Dunn’s Global Restructuring and the Power of Labour.
This post reviews William Pelz’s moving paper, “The condition of the working class in the age of globalization” (2012). While Pelz does not present a new finding or develop a novel theory, the breadth of the data he presents is quite impressive.
This post reviews Barnes and Cahill’s 2012 paper on the relevance of Marxist class analysis today and its current presence in Australian publications.