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Oligarchy contested and interconnected: The New South Wales Labor Party and the trade unions from 1910 to 1939

Stephenson, Scott


The period from 1910 to 1939 was one of the most turbulent chapters in New South Wales labour history. It was defined by intense ideological conflict, winner-take-all factional warfare, widespread accusations of corruption and multiple Labor Party splits. Intertwined within these issues were questions of democracy and oligarchy within the labour movement. To what extent should members control labour institutions? Democracy within unions and parties means...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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