Leading from the Rear? A Theoretical Analysis of the Contingent Bureaucratic Conservatism of the NZCTU Leadership

Brian S. Roper
1970 New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations  
This article outlines the theory of the contingent bureaucratic conservatism of full-time trade union officials, considers some of the major criticisms of this theory, and then argues that a qualified version of this theory is essential to making sense of the role played by the NZCTU leadership in industrial relations.
doi:10.26686/nzjir.v21i3.2271 fatcat:meejcgg3ojfnnfysyx4qqhahlm