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General Strikes in Western Europe 1980-2008

@inproceedings{Kelly2009GeneralSI,
  title={General Strikes in Western Europe 1980-2008},
  author={J. Kelly and Kerstin Hamann},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract Since the early 1980s the balance of economic power has shifted away from labour and towards increasingly mobile and powerful corporations. The associated decline in trade union membership and strike activity in has sometimes been interpreted as an erosion of both industrial and political democracy. This paper shows that whilst the capacity and willingness of unions to strike against corporations has declined since c1980, the frequency of general strikes to protest against government… 

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