Justice, Rationalism and Factory Closures in Australia

Robert Lambert, Michael Gillan

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Plant closures are often represented in public discourse as events that are determined by forces beyond human agency. This and other rhetoric surrounding the issue of factory closings tend to reinforce a sense of fatalism. This paper explores an alternative theoretical approach which politicized closures as a part of a dynamic of capital acquisition through mergers and acquisitions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-41
JournalLabour and Industry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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