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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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Edward Baines Junior, whose family and newspaper had enormous political clout in the West Riding, fashioned the philosophy of "voluntaryism" as it related to education, and became a national leader in the campaign.
For instance, British histories stress the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland (1869) and the disestablishment of the Church of Wales (1920), or the relations of Old and New Dissent with the establishment and the struggle for voluntaryism. In Germany, Bismarck's battle against the Roman Catholic Church, his Kulturkampf, serves as the preeminent case of the failure of religious liberty.
Although Bowen had been authorised to raise a local volunteer force, on the model of spontaneous national voluntaryism that was then sweeping Britain, he personally held such local forces in low regard.
But the Chancellor seems to have developed a special warm spot for the old Liberal ideal of voluntaryism, and volunteering in particular.
The SBHS has responded to denominational changes by finding new ways of financial support, by refocusing on its purpose, and by relying on the commitment of people who care about our heritage and who practice the Baptist principle of voluntaryism. The SBHS has the opportunity to meet the challenge of carrying the torch for Baptist history proudly into the future.
Based originally on theological opposition to the union of church and state, voluntaryism was increasingly politicized by the major pressure group of political dissent, the Liberation Society (Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Patronage and Control).
My provincial counterparts in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia now all subscribe to the proposition that it is no longer possible to get by on pure voluntaryism.
Editor's note: Auberon Herbert completed the following essay, "A Plea for Voluntaryism," only a few days before he died in November 1906.
A libertarian used book store named Lysander's Books that I co-owned became the center of Voluntaryism.
More than one-third of the clergy of the Church of Scotland left to constitute new congregations of the "Free Church," based upon the principles of voluntaryism and the right of the congregation to choose its own minister.
(60) For the disruptive effect of Voluntaryism on the local liberal caucus, see Derek Fraser, "Voluntaryism and West Riding Politics in the Mid-Nineteenth Century," Northern History 13 (1977), 199-231.

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