Steel, State, and Labor
Mobilization and Adjustment in France
The combination of a strong and interventionist state tradition and a politicized though weak trade union tradition makes analysis of the lived experience of the French steel industry in the 1970s a fascinating one. Daley's thorough analysis looks at French industrial policy, the post-World War Two developments in the industry, organized labour's response to the changing circumstances, the French government's policy of 'national champions' and steel's place in this, the politics of industrial decline. . . . It is a welcome addition to the literature in the field.