INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN HUMANIDADES Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
The Politics of Privatisation and Trade Union Mobilisation. The Electricity Industry in the UK and Argentina
Lugar: Bern; Año: 2010 p. 279
The book has two main objectives. On the one side, it aims to explore, empirically, the relationships between privatisation and workers collectivism. On the other side, it intends to test the utility of mobilisation theory for such purpose. As for the former, the research focuses on the privatisation of the electricity supply industry (ESI) in two countries, United Kingdom (UK) and Argentina: that is, how it conditioned trade unions ability to act and how ESI unions have effectively responded to the privatisation challenge. As for the latter, due to differences in the national contexts, the comparative approach compels the analysis to pay attention to intermediate variables that influence the empirical manifestation of the categories of mobilisation theory; in turn, the scope of the study means to incorporate multiple levels of analysis, whereas most works so far have confined the theory to the micro-level.