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1st Edition

Economic Expansion and Structural Change
A Trade Union Manifesto

ISBN 9781032394152
Published December 30, 2022 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1963, The Landsorganisationen I Sverige (LO – Swedish Confederation of Trades Unions), enjoys an international reputation as a trade union movement with progressive ideas on wage policy and collective bargaining. The authors of this volume who are trade union economists, deal critically with credit policy; plead for free trade; are outspoken on company taxation, wage policy, the labour market and the location of industry. Throughout the authors are outspoken in their emphasis on growth and change, which they interpret as change in the outlook of the unions as well as in that of industry and of the government.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The General Framework 1. The Rise of Industry 2. The Need for Co-Ordination 3. Values and Goals 4. The Tasks of Economic Policy Part 2: The Policy Framework 5. The Basis of a Co-Ordinated Economy 6. The Supply of Capital, Credit Policy and Structural Development 7. Tax Policy 8. International Trade Policy 9. Competition, Prices and Consumer Guidance 10. Labour market and Location Policy Part 3: The State and Organizations 11. The State and Structural Change 12. The Labour Market Parties and Economic Policy 13. Co-Ordinating Bodies for Structural Rationalization.

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T. L. Johnston was Professor of Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh.


Review of the original edition of Collective Bargaining:

‘In all the book is a fascinating insider account of developments in British industrial relations, written in a clear, vivid style by significant principles in the action.’ Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol 20, Issue 2.