Union Democracy: The Internal Politics of the International Typographical Union

TitleUnion Democracy: The Internal Politics of the International Typographical Union
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1956
AuthorsLipset, S. M., Trow, M., and Coleman, J. S.
PublisherFree Press
CityNew York
Keywordsdemocracy, International Typographical Union, Iron Law of Oligarchy, organizational studies, organizations
Abstract

A study of the conditions affecting democracy and oligarchy in private organizations. It is based on the situation in the International Typographical Union, the most democratic labor organization in North America at the time of the research in the early 1950s. Survey results showed that the behavior of individuals could be related to the characteristics of groups and their leaders.