Organising for what? Where is the debate on the politics of organising?
Simms, Melanie and Holgate, Jane. (2010) Organising for what? Where is the debate on the politics of organising? Work, Employment & Society, Vol.24 (No.1). pp. 157-168. ISSN 0950-0170Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017010361413
Many unions that have adopted 'new' organising approaches have tended to see organising as a 'toolbox' of practices rather than as having an underpinning political philosophy or objective. Adopting such an approach has left out the fundamental question of what are we(1) organising 'for'? Academics studying these developments have tended to evaluate organising outcomes against whatever objectives unions have set themselves and have not dealt with the question of what organising is and what it is for. It is important to examine the politics and processes underpinning organising activity and to keep in mind these fundamental questions. We (re)examine the political dynamics of organising and argue that there is a need for a more robust notion of power and the centrality of worker self-organisation in organising objectives.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Work, Employment & Society|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||March 2010|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 157-168|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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