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Breaking the Iron Law of Oligarchy: Union Revitalization in the American Labor Movement1
This article addresses the question of how social movement organizations are able to break out of bureaucratic conservatism. In‐depth interviews with union organizers and other data are used toExpand
Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth.
As debate rages over the widening and destructive gap between the rich and the rest of Americans, Claude Fischer and his colleagues present a comprehensive new treatment of inequality in America.Expand
Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement
List of Illustrations Preface 1. Why Labor Matters: The Underside of the "American Model" 2. An Exceptionally Hostile Terrain 3. Bureaucrats, "Strongmen," Militants, and Intellectuals 4. PracticesExpand
The local in the global: rethinking social movements in the new millennium
In this article we discuss the failure of social movement theories to adequately understand and theorize locally based, grassroots social movements like the landless workers movement in Brazil,Expand
Democratic dilemmas: union democracy and union renewal
This article examines the academic debate over union democracy and compares it with recent research on union renewal in the United States. The juxtaposition reveals that revitalization in US unionsExpand
Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America
List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments What Happened? The Historically Unprecedented Mobilizations of Spring 2006 1. The Protests of 2006: What Were They, How Do We Understand Them, Where DoExpand
Rebuilding labor : organizing and organizers in the new union movement
"In order to recruit new members on a scale that would be required to significantly rebuild union power, unions must fundamentally alter their internal organizational practices. This means creatingExpand