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A debatable examine the social politics of equality and cultural politics of difference.The cave in of communism, the increase of id politics, and struggles over international governance have mixed to create new demanding situations for the Left: the right way to do justice to valid claims for multiculturalism and democratization with no forsaking the Left's historic-and nonetheless indispensable-commitment to fiscal equality? the way to develop the certainty of injustice by way of including cultural and political insult to financial damage? including Insult to harm tracks the controversy sparked through Nancy Fraser's arguable attempt to mix redistribution, popularity, and illustration in a brand new figuring out of social justice. the amount showcases Fraser's serious exchanges with major thinkers, together with Judith Butler, Richard Rorty, Iris Marion younger, Anne Phillips, and Rainer Frost. the result's a wide-ranging and from time to time contentious exploration of assorted methods to rebuilding the Left.
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As one industrial relations expert put it, 'The 1960s were the great age of the unofficial strike'4 with the consequence that the intensification of industrial conflict before the 1970 election victory exacted a considerable influence on the legislation that was finally passed. The section in the 1970 Conservative Party manifesto headed 'A Fair Deal at Work'S left no doubt as to the intentions of introducing legislation, or of the thinking behind it: There were more strikes in 1969 than ever before in our history.
Similarly, the Minister could ask for an order for a secret ballot if he doubted that the threatened strike action was supported by a majority or if there was a threat to national security, to the economy, or to the safety of substantial portion of the community. A statutory right for an individual to belong or not to belong to a union and safeguards against unfair dismissal were 'the least contentious part of the Acti"13. Pre-entry closed shops were made void but 'agency shops', in which a union was represented and financially supported by all the employees except conscientious objectors, were permitted.
7, 1975, p. 31. 6. Interview, Junior Minister. 7. DQUGLAS HURD, An End to Promises: Sketch of a Government 1970-74, Collins, 1979, p. 13. 8. Interview, Conservative MP. This comment was typical of many describing Mr Heath's intense commitment to reinvigorate Britain's economy. 9. Conservative Party Manifesto, 'A Better Tomorrow', 1970. 10. Interview, Cabinet Minister. 11. Interview, David Knox. 12. D. HURD, op. cit. (Ref. 7), p. 21. 13. Conservative Party Manifesto, 'A Better Tomorrow', 1970. 14.