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‪Quelles contre-propositions ouvrières lors des restructurations industrielles en Wallonie de 1959 à 1984 ?‪. Stratégies de reconversion et paradigmes économiques


  • Nicolas Verschueren


?Looking at twenty-five years of industrial history in Wallonia, this article provides an analysis of workers? strategies during an industrial restructuring period that spans from 1959 to 1984. Beyond their opposition to the closure of their factory, workers developed strategies aiming to overcome this upsetting event and formulate their own reemployment alternatives. These strategies rest upon a blurry interpretation of economic paradigms which epitomized the restructuring context in its historical dimension. Notions such as balanced regional economic growth, postindustrial society, service economy, entrepreneurship and free market economy were claimed by these dismissed workers and considered as a way out of the restructuring crisis in the industrial or manufacturing sector.?

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  • Nicolas Verschueren, 2014. "‪Quelles contre-propositions ouvrières lors des restructurations industrielles en Wallonie de 1959 à 1984 ?‪. Stratégies de reconversion et paradigmes économiques," Travail et Emploi, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(1), pages 21-35.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:teeldc:te_137_0021

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