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Vi i individualismens samhälle?: En studie över fackföreningsorganisationens ställning i det individualistiska samhället
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, the labour movement historically had influenced both society and politics. In recent times, it is considered a change in society with a stronger employer party while the unions weakened by reduced unionisation. This study aims to highlight the presence of individualistic and collectivistic approaches to the labour market in relation to union density. The different approaches are investigated in the labour market by means of a quantitative survey. The study's survey items are workers in the timber industry. The study results indicate that the study's workers union level corresponding national average. The decline in union membership also includes the study workers. The study results also show that younger workers are less susceptible to join unions. The results do not reject the existence of individualistic approach, but demonstrates predominantly collectivistic approach among the study's workers. The study results can be understood from the trade organization's historically strong position in the industry. The employees' strong collective approach emphasizes the union's continued relevance to the labour market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Collectivism, Individualism, Individualization, Labour process theory, Unions
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44511OAI: diva2:821841
Subject / course
Social Sciences
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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