Labour Conflicts

Ongoing project by the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam:

"Labour conflicts are an important phenomenon in the history of capitalism, but also in other societies in which unequal labour relations exist. Through labour conflicts, social, economic, political and legal relations have been greatly altered. Researchers concerned with social and economic history but also those involved with institutional or political history cannot ignore labour conflicts.

Therefore, data on labour conflicts are among the most important sources of information in historical research. The International Institute of Social History (IISH) has taken the initiative to set up a moderated list of data files of strikes, lockouts and other labour conflicts. Scholars working in this field are invited to register their work, and to make their data available through the internet - either on their own web pages (which may be made accessible through the IISH-list) or on the web pages of the IISH.
The long term goal is to enhance the exchange and (re-)use of these data in order to write truly international-comparative histories of the development of labour conflicts.

All data bases will not only include the data themselves, but also descriptions of the way in which they are constructed, the sources used, and relevant publications in which the data are analyzed."

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Monday, 8 August 2011 - 12:50pm
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