Tag: Unions

The Lenin Problem: Transforming Economism

Margaret Levi
"Inducing Preferences within Organizations: The Case of Unions"
April 20, 2004, 4:00PM, 206 Ingraham
"Labor Power and Mobile Capital: The Market Geography of Solidarity"
February 21, 2004, 4:00PM, 8417 Social Science

Margaret Levi is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has written extensively on the bases for and effects of trustworthy governance. Her publications include Bureaucratic Insurgency: The Case of Police Unions (Lexington:1977); Of Rule and Revenue (University of California Press, 1988); Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism (Cambridge University Press, 1997); The Limits of Rationality (University of Chicago, 1990), co-edited with Karen S. Cook; Governance and Trust (Russell Sage, 1998), co-edited with Valerie Braithwaite. In progress is a co-authored volume with Karen Cook and Russell Hardin, building on a multi-year Russell Sage Foundation project on trust. Concurrently, she is working on a range of issues having to do with labor unions and with global justice campaigns. Professor Levi is currently the president-elect of the American Political Science Association.

Oil, Politics, & Unions in Occupied Iraq

Gregg Muttitt
"Oil, Politics, & Unions in Occupied Iraq"
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30pm, 118 Lowell Hall

GREG MUTTITT is the author of Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied iraq. He was previously co-director of campaigning charity Platform, which exposes and fights the environmental and human impacts of the oil industry. Since the Iraq war started in 2003, Muttitt has investigated the hidden plans for the future of the country’s oil. Now, in a gripping account of the war that dominated US and UK foreign policy over the last decade, he takes us behind the scenes to reveal the previously untold story of the oil politics that played out through the occupation of Iraq.

“Against the Public”: Teachers, Unions, and the Decline of Labor-Liberalism in the 1970s

Jon Shelton
“Teacher Strikes, the Public Interest, and the Neoliberal Turn of the 1970s”
Tuesday, October 14, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“‘Compulsory Unionism’ in the Public Sector: Free Market Activism and the Eclipse of Labor-Liberalism”
Wednesday, October 15, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 16, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies

JON SHELTON is Assistant Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he teaches courses on modern American history, labor history, and the history of education.  He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013, and his dissertation—Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Liberalism, 1968-81—recently won the Labor and Working Class History Association’s 2013 Herbert Gutman Award for Outstanding Dissertation.