The political economy of the Wagner Act: power, symbol, and workplace cooperation
The Wagner Act, or National Labor Relations Act of 1935, was originally intended to promote workplace cooperation. Sen Robert Wagner and his associates saw that hierarchical organization of the workplace leads to resent and lack of trust. The legislation was intended to empower workers through collective bargaining for increased democratization of the workplace. Wagner emphasized the influence of institutions on individual preferences, interests and dispositions. Wagner's model was thus a forerunner of symbolic constructionism in contrast to self-interested rationalism.
Publication Name: Harvard Law Review
Why the Christian Right must protect the environment: theocentricity in the political workplace
Conservative Christians would do well to remember that environmental responsibility is mandated by the Bible. Both the Old and New Testaments contain statements to this effect. In the Old Testament, man is portrayed as merely the tenant of God's creation. In the New Testament, the Sermon on the Mount contains three elements of environmental theocentricity, that nature is God's, that it reveals divine attributes and that nature reveals a hierarchy God has established. God teaches respect for all of his creation.
Publication Name: Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
The Changing Narrative in the American Workplace
The structure of US business ethics that served until the 1970s emphasized profit over humanity or fairness, but it was understood. Contemporary business values have been shaped by layoffs, outsourcing, downsizing, and ignoring the needs of white collar workers. Corporate America needs to create alliances between employers and employees that increase trust.
Publication Name: Business and Society Review
- Abstracts: The impact of deregulation of the fairness doctrine on the broadcast industry and on the public. part 2 Interest groups, judicial review, and the origins of broadcast regulation
- Abstracts: The political economy and indigent defense: New York City, 1917-1998. New York implements anti-referral law
- Abstracts: The demise of the political necessity defense: indirect civil disobedience and United States v. Schoon. How defense contractors can survive in a peaceful world
- Abstracts: Cultural diversity and its impact on the CLU/ChFC movement. Demographic changes: a ticking bomb. The impact of the Revised Uniform Partnership Act on existing partnerships
- Abstracts: Toward "neutral principles" in the law: selections from the oral history of Herbert Wechsler. Class-based preferences in affirmative action programs after Miller v. Johnson: a race-neutral option, or subterfuge?