First published in 1998, this book, through a combination of theoretical and empirical research, tries to advance beyond the available literature to an understanding of the links between strike activity and the political process. Although its primary focus is upon the long-term impact of the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike, it discusses other industrial settings and ‘political’ disputes. By linking the political socialisation process with strike activity in a refreshing and thought-provoking manner, this book provides an insight into why some people are more interested and involved in political activity in comparison with the population at large.
Table of Contents
1. Trade Unions and Politics. 2. Miner and Politics. 3. A Study of the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike and its Effects upon Politicisation. 4. The Role of the Police. 5. The Role of the Media. 6. The Role of the Women. 7. This Particular Study – Hemsworth. 8. Conclusion.