Labour Politics in Small Open Democracies: Australia, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand and Uruguay

TitleLabour Politics in Small Open Democracies: Australia, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand and Uruguay
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsBuchanan, P. G., and Nicholls, K.
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
CityNew York
KeywordsAustralia, Chile, Ireland, labor politics, labor relations, New Zealand, Uruguay
Abstract

Paul G. Buchanan and Kate Nicholls explore the political and economic fortunes of organized labor in five small open democracies between 1975 and 2000. Of particular interest is the role of labor market institutions, organizational histories, and trade union ideologies in shaping outcomes under conditions of economic liberalization. The book includes a theoretical and methodological introduction, followed by individual discussions of Australia and Chile, and New Zealand and Uruguay, grouped a cross-regional pairs, and Ireland as an extra-regional and atypical case. (publisher's statement)