From Theory and Research to Policy and Practice in Work and Employment – And Beyond?
Remarks to the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, 50th Anniversary Conference, Toronto, 29 May 2013
16 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2014 Last revised: 15 Oct 2014
Date Written: 2014
This paper, delivered at the 50th anniversary conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA), explores the relationship between academic research and public policy in the field of industrial relations and more broadly. Following an analysis of the current state of industrial relations, it makes the case for the re-invention of the discipline as “the study of economic power and resistance”.
Keywords: Industrial relations, labour law, unequal power relations
JEL Classification: J50, J53, K31
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