© 2003

Labour Politics in Small Open Democracies

Australia, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand and Uruguay


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Paul G. Buchanan, Kate Nicholls
    Pages 1-24
  3. Paul G. Buchanan, Kate Nicholls
    Pages 25-88
  4. Paul G. Buchanan, Kate Nicholls
    Pages 89-154
  5. Paul G. Buchanan, Kate Nicholls
    Pages 155-188
  6. Paul G. Buchanan, Kate Nicholls
    Pages 189-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 200-251

About this book


Paul G. Buchanan and Kate Nicholls explore the political and economic fortunes of organised labour in five small open democracies between 1975 and 2000. Of particular interest is the role of labour market institutions, organisational histories, and trade union ideologies in shaping outcomes under conditions of economic liberalisation. The book includes a theoretical and methodological introduction, followed by individual discussions of Australia and Chile, and New Zealand and Uruguay, grouped a cross-regional pairs, and Ireland as an extra-regional and atypical case.


institutions interest labor market labour labour market liberalization organization trade

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Notre DameUSA

About the authors

PAUL G. BUCHANAN is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Latin American Studies at the University of Auckland and is a recipient of Council on Foreign Relations, Fulbright, Heinz and Tinker Research grants. He is also the author of State, Labor, Capital: Democratizing Class Relations in the Southern Cone.

KATE NICHOLLS is currently completing her PhD in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She has previously published articles in the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies and Commonwealth and Comparative Politics.

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