Decollectivist Strategies in Oceania

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Title Decollectivist Strategies in Oceania
Author Peetz, David Robert
Journal Name Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Canada
Publisher Laval University, Department of Industrial Relations
Abstract Each action of a decollectivizing employer—be it in the realm of employment practices, information or relational actions—has both real and symbolic dimensions that may be inclusivist, exclusivist or both. While many attempts at decollectivism are crude, Australia has seen the emergence of a coherent model of sophisticated decollectivist behaviour which has policy implications for many countries. Some analogies can be seen between certain sophisticated strategies of decollectivizing employers and state strategies of Oceania in Orwell's 1984, though there are many limits to such analogies and indeed to the success of decollectivist strategies, due to the contradiction between rhetoric and actions, employees' exposure to other discourses and the potential for union response and renewal.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Laval University. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 57
Issue Number 2
Page from 252
Page to 281
ISSN 0034-379X
Date Accessioned 2003-04-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Subject Industrial Relations
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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