beginning to argue) now a handicap for the unions and their members? Has the party’s metamorphosis into ‘New’ Labour fundamentally altered the
rules and norms governing the relationship? We do not know the answers. But only
by studying the changing norms, conventions, role conceptions and aspirations –
the cultural fabric of organisational life – can we commence the search for answers.
In short, homo sociologicus, as The Contentious Alliance demonstrates so well, still
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