Positive integration in Wilhelmine Germany: the case of Nuremberg's building workers, 1899-1914

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58478
Title:
Positive integration in Wilhelmine Germany: the case of Nuremberg's building workers, 1899-1914
Authors:
Ford, G. (Graham)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Ford, G. (2004) 'Positive integration in Wilhelmine Germany: the case of Nuremberg's building workers, 1899-1914', European History Quarterly, 34 (2), pp.215-244.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
European History Quarterly
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58478
DOI:
10.1177/0265691404042508
Abstract:
Interpretations of the free trade unions' position in Wilhelmine state society in the years before 1914 remain divided, with `pessimists' arguing that the unions were in a strategic cul-de-sac, while `optimists' point to the unions' positive integration. This article considers the nature and extent of positive integration by examining the activities of Nuremberg's Building Workers' Health and Safety Commission. It suggests that, while the Bavarian model of partial cooperation produced significant reforms between 1899 and 1904, thereafter the government's progressive impetus stalled and trade union disillusionment grew. At the local level, Nuremberg's municipal administration resisted even partial cooperation until 1912. It is this article's contention that the municipality's more conciliatory approach to building health and safety from this date was primarily a consequence of the city's changing political landscape. In this respect, trade union objectives were effectively tied to the political fortunes of the Social Democratic Party.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
Bavaria; building health and safety; free trade unions; Nuremberg
ISSN:
0265-6914
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 12/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorFord, G. (Graham)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:53:05Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:53:05Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean History Quarterly; 34 (2): 215-244-
dc.identifier.issn0265-6914-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0265691404042508-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58478-
dc.description.abstractInterpretations of the free trade unions' position in Wilhelmine state society in the years before 1914 remain divided, with `pessimists' arguing that the unions were in a strategic cul-de-sac, while `optimists' point to the unions' positive integration. This article considers the nature and extent of positive integration by examining the activities of Nuremberg's Building Workers' Health and Safety Commission. It suggests that, while the Bavarian model of partial cooperation produced significant reforms between 1899 and 1904, thereafter the government's progressive impetus stalled and trade union disillusionment grew. At the local level, Nuremberg's municipal administration resisted even partial cooperation until 1912. It is this article's contention that the municipality's more conciliatory approach to building health and safety from this date was primarily a consequence of the city's changing political landscape. In this respect, trade union objectives were effectively tied to the political fortunes of the Social Democratic Party.-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/01/2010]-
dc.subjectBavaria-
dc.subjectbuilding health and safety-
dc.subjectfree trade unions-
dc.subjectNuremberg-
dc.titlePositive integration in Wilhelmine Germany: the case of Nuremberg's building workers, 1899-1914-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside-
dc.identifier.journalEuropean History Quarterly-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 12/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardFord, G. (2004) 'Positive integration in Wilhelmine Germany: the case of Nuremberg's building workers, 1899-1914', European History Quarterly, 34 (2), pp.215-244.-
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