publication . Article . 2013

Deindustrialization and the moral economy of the Scottish coalfields, 1947 to 1991

Phillips, J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: International Labor and Working-Class History, volume 84, pages 99-115 (issn: 0147-5479, eissn: 1471-6445, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: India
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The long-running deindustrialization in the Scottish coalfields, the consequence of political decisions, took place in three distinct periods analyzed here: “restructuring,” 1958–1967, when, in response to union activism, a large number of closures was offset by government and industry initiatives to provide or stimulate alternative employment; “stabilization,” 1968–1977, when closures were minimized as the broader industrial economy slowed; and then “accelerated contraction,” 1978–1987, within the larger program of economic restructuring engineered by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative UK governments. Moral economy argumen...
Subjects
free text keywords: Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, History, Restructuring, Workforce, Moral economy, Politics, Economic security, Economic restructuring, Political economy, Economics, Government, Deindustrialization
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