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Unions and regional governance: the case of North West Tasmania, Australia


Fairbrother, P and Walker, M and Phillips, R, Unions and regional governance: the case of North West Tasmania, Australia, Regional Studies, 52, (11) pp. 1502-1511. ISSN 0034-3404 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 Regional Studies Association

DOI: doi:10.1080/00343404.2017.1407026


Unions have a distanced relationship from the practice of regional governance. Studies of regional governance tend to focus on the role of the state in combination with politically and economically dominant interest groups. In these analyses, and in practice, unions and their members are at best marginal and often absent. The argument presented in this study is that to understand the relative absence of unions, it is necessary to consider the forms and processes of regional governance and the capacities of unions to engage. These themes are addressed with reference to the North West Tasmania region in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:employers, regional governance, state, trade unions, union purpose
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Employment equity and diversity
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Industrial relations
UTAS Author:Fairbrother, P (Professor Peter Fairbrother)
ID Code:145105
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2021-06-30
Last Modified:2021-08-31

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