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Labor and regional development in the U.S.A.: building a high road infrastructure in Buffalo, New York

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Greer, Ian; Fleron, Lou Jean

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Abstract "In a country where worker representatives lack broadly institutionalized roles as “social partners,” how can they play a constructive role in solving the problems of regional development? In Buffalo, New York, regularized, labor-inclusive procedures of problem solving involving multiple coalition partners – what we call a high-road social infrastructure – has emerged. Socially engaged researchers and educators have played a role in spreading lessons and organizing dialogue. Despite the emergence of regional cooperation, however, successful development politics are hampered by many of the same problems seen in European regions, including uncertainty about the best union strategy, hostility from business and political elites and the enormity of the region’s long-term structural problems." (author's abstract)
Keywords United States of America; regional development; social infrastructure; trade union; non-governmental organization; network; cooperation
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Area Development Planning, Regional Research
Free Keywords coalition building; Buffalo, New York; university-community relations
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 219-242
Journal International Journal of Action Research, 1 (2005) 2
ISSN 1861-1303
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications