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38 Comp. Lab. L. & Pol'y J. 233 (2016-2017)
Beyond Workplaces and Industries: Possibilities for Organized Action at the Territorial Level

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     BEYOND WORKPLACES AND INDUSTRIES:
   POSSIBILITIES FOR ORGANIZED ACTION AT
                 THE TERRITORIAL LEVEL


                                Ida Regaliat

                            I.   INTRODUCTION

     In parallel with the more  traditional debate on tendencies toward  the
decentralization of industrial relations and collective bargaining,' for some
time scholars and practitioners have begun to pay attention to the emergence
of a wide variety of initiatives and activities promoted by trade unions and/or
other civil society organizations, and  directly or indirectly aimed  at the
defense  and  promotion  of  work,  which  do  not fully belong  among   the
traditional and consolidated industrial relations practices, and whose shared
feature is that they are territorially rather than industry- or workplace-based.
In the majority  of cases, this attention springs from the intent to identify
promising  solutions for union decline within the extensive field of studies on
union  revitalization2 or union renewal.3 This is a broad framework   within
which  diverse approaches can be located, including the organizing versus the









     t Department of Social and Political Sciences, Universith degli Studi di Milano, Italy,
ida.regalia@unimi.it.
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CHANGING INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN EUROPE xi (Anthony Ferner & Richard Hyman eds., 2d ed. 1998);
Harry C. Katz, Introduction: The Changing Nature ofLabor, Management, and Government Interactions,
in THE NEW STRUCTURE OF LABOR RELATIONS: TRIPARTISM AND DECENTRALIZATION 1 (Harry C. Katz,
Wonduck Lee & Joohee Lee eds., 2004); Lucio Baccaro & Chris Howell, A Common Neoliberal
Trajectory the Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism, 39 POL. & Soc'Y 521
(2011).
    2. Carole M. Frege & John Kelly, Union Revitalization Strategies in Comparative Perspective, 9
EUR. J. INDUS. REL. 7 (2003).
    3. TRADE UNIONS IN RENEWAL: A COMPARATIVE STUDY (Peter Fairbrother & Charlotte A. B.
Yates eds., 2003).


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