Deindustrialization and the Moral Economy of the Scottish Coalfields, 1947 to 1991

  title={Deindustrialization and the Moral Economy of the Scottish Coalfields, 1947 to 1991},
  author={Jim Phillips},
  journal={International Labor and Working-Class History},
  pages={99 - 115}
  • J. Phillips
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Economics, History
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
Abstract 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… 
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