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The Ninetieth Anniversary of the World Union for Progressive Judaism

Richard G. Hirsch

The World Union for Progressive Judaism has served as the dynamic framework of my life since 1967. It has been my privilege to serve as the Executive Director for twenty-seven years (1972–1999) and since 1999 as Honorary Life President. Why

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Is Labor Green?

A Cross-National Panel Analysis of Unionization and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Camila Huerta Alvarez, Julius Alexander McGee, and Richard York

decelerate the treadmill as labor unions (hereinafter unions) work to improve workers’ health and quality of life ( Obach 2002 , 2004a , 2004b ). Yet, to our knowledge, only one study has assessed the influence of unions, along with other structural

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Shared governance in the public university

A case study from the US Midwest

Jose Leonardo Santos and Matthew Filner

conflict concerning the management of universities ( Gross 2013 ; Pew 2017; Turnage 2017 ). At the same time, dramatic changes have influenced labour relations in the United States. Labour unions represent workers through collective bargaining with

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Less talk, more action

(Re)Organising universities in Aotearoa New Zealand

Aimee B. Simpson, Leon A. Salter, Rituparna Roy, Luke D. Oldfield, and Apriel D. Jolliffe Simpson

growing acquiescence towards the issue of precarity in universities and, troublingly, the national union. Indeed, despite the growing reliance on the academic precariat in the tertiary sector, the precariat's voice and agency are rendered invisible in

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Progressive Judaism in France

Stephen Berkowitz

the restitution of Alsace and part of Lorraine to the French in 1918, the Reform movement in Judaism was associated with the enemy! The Origins of Union Libérale Israélite In 1895, a year after the arrest of Alfred Dreyfus, a group of Parisians

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Recovered enterprises from the South to the North

Reclaiming labor, conflict, and mutualism in Italy

Giovanni Orlando

a small room inside the automotive factory formerly known as Maflow, located in a small town outside Milan. In 2013, the factory closed and was occupied by a group of workers, who renamed it RiMaflow. Once a union representative at the plant, Paolo

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An Analysis of Social Capital Generation among Coalfield Residents in Harlan County, Kentucky

Feng Hao

The coal industry exercises a pervasive influence upon mining communities in Appalachia even though it makes minimal contributions to employment. Miners rarely participate in movements that fight against coal companies for better working conditions. One explanation for this paradox is the depletion of social capital. In this article, I first use the existing body of literature to build a theoretical framework for discussing bonding social capital. Second, I analyze how the United Mine Workers of America in Harlan County, Kentucky at the beginning of the twentieth century worked to generate social capital. The results show that these coalfield residents demonstrated a high degree of social capital in terms of a strong shared sense of reliability and a dedication to collective activities and intimate networks. The union during that period engaged in strategies that were instrumental in creating this high level of social capital: holding regular meetings, organizing collective actions, promoting collective identity, and electing charismatic leaders.

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Civil Unions in Italy

Giulia Maria Cavaletto

In May 2016, the Italian Parliament passed Law No. 76/2016 titled “Regulations of Civil Unions between Persons of the Same Sex and Discipline of Cohabitation.” The law provides for same-sex marriages and also introduces rights and protections to unmarried cohabitants. It followed on from a decision of the European Court of Human Rights, which in July 2015 condemned Italy for its legislative gap with respect to homosexual unions. Civil unions have since become a new public institution that regulates the rights and obligations of all couples living together without marriage, whether homosexual or any other type of couple. The legislation contains some gray areas: it excludes the possibility of stepchild adoption by homosexual couples and does not allow the adoption of children by unmarried heterosexual couples. Nonetheless, the civil union represents a key step toward the achievement of equality by recognizing new ways of being a family.

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The World Union for Progressive Judaism – Youth Section

A Personal Footnote

Jeffrey Newman

In 1984, WUPJYS – the Youth Section of the World Union for Progressive Judaism – produced for the European Board Meeting in Amsterdam a booklet 1 to celebrate its thirty-year existence (1951–1981). The editors (Mike Hilton and Elaine Sulman

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Constructing Europe and the European Union via Education

Contrasts and Congruence within and between Germany and England

Eleanor Brown, Beatrice Szczepek Reed, Alistair Ross, Ian Davies, and Géraldine Bengsch

Many aspects of Europe, including its location, nature, and purpose, are contested. This article examines the presentation of the European Union in textbooks in Germany and in England. Our aim is to engage with contemporary political debates about