voluntarism

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voluntarism

the philosophy that the activities of organizations should be governed by their own codes of conduct rather than by the law. In INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS it refers to the widespread belief amongst both TRADE UNIONS and employers that the form and outcome of COLLECTIVE BARGAINING should be determined by themselves and not be subject to legal regulation. See LABOUR LAW.
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However, the essay was published two years later in a book titled The Voluntaryist Creed (London: Oxford University Press, care of Henry Frowde, 1908).
Ellens also traces the progress of "political dissent" among voluntaryist Dissenters.
The gradual movement of Anglican Whigs and political Dissenters to the voluntaryist position is a matter of great complexity, which accounts in part for the volume of detail necessary to tell the story.

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