Historical Studies in Industrial Relations

Select Bibliography of Writings by the late Tony Topham

Historical Studies in Industrial Relations (2004), 17, (1), 139–146.

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1972 (with Ken Coates), The New Unionism: The Case for Workers' Control (Peter Owen, London), 250pp. (reprinted, Penguin, Harmondsworth: 1974, 280pp.). Google Scholar

1973 (with Ken Coates), Spanish edition: El Nuevo Sindicalismo: El Control Obrero (Biblioteca Promocion del Pueblo, Madrid). Google Scholar

1975 The Organized Worker (Arrow/Hutchinson, London, in association with the Society of Industrial Tutors), 96pp. Google Scholar

1977 (with Ken Coates), The Shop Steward's Guide to the Bullock Report (Spokesman, Nottingham), 127pp. Google Scholar

1980 (with Ken Coates), Trade Unions in Britain (Spokesman, Nottingham), 385pp. Google Scholar

1982 (with Ken Coates), Trade Unions in Britain (2nd impression, with corrections; Spokesman, Nottingham), 385pp. Google Scholar

1986 (with Ken Coates) Trade Unions and Politics (Blackwell, Oxford), ix + 268pp. Google Scholar

1988 (with Ken Coates), Trade Unions in Britain (3rd edition; Fontana, London), 444pp. Google Scholar

1991 (with Ken Coates), The History of the Transport and General Workers' Union, Volume 1: The Making of the Transport and General Workers' Union: The Emergence of the Labour Movement, 1870-1922: Google Scholar

Part I, 1870-1911: From Forerunners to Federation; Google Scholar

Part II, 1912-1922: From Federation to Amalgamation Google Scholar

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1994 (with Ken Coates), reissued in one volume as The Making of the Labour Movement: The Formation of the Transport and General Workers' Union, 1870-1922 (Spokesman, Nottingham), xxxv + 909pp. Google Scholar

1968 Report of the 5th National Conference on Workers' Control and Industrial Democracy, Coventry, June 1967 (Centre for Socialist Education, Hull), 162pp. Google Scholar

1968 (with Ken Coates), Industrial Democracy in Great Britain: A Book of Readings and Witnesses for Workers' Control (MacGibbon and Kee, London), xxxvi + 431pp. Google Scholar

1970 (with Ken Coates), 2nd, revised edition, as Workers' Control: A Book of Readings and Witnesses for Workers' Control (Panther, London), xl + 464pp Google Scholar

1975 (with Ken Coates), 3rd, revised edition, as Industrial Democracy in Great Britain: A Book of Readings and Witnesses for Workers' Control (Spokesman, Nottingham) in 3 volumes: Google Scholar

Vol.1: Schools for Democrats, xv + 112pp. Google Scholar

Vol.2: Shop Stewards and Workers' Control, xv + 159pp. Google Scholar

Vol.3: Industrial Democracy and Nationalization, xviii + 101pp. Google Scholar

1969 (with Ken Coates and Michael Barratt Brown), Trade Union Register (Merlin, London), 350pp. Google Scholar

1970 (with Ken Coates and Michael Barratt Brown), Trade Union Register 1970 (Merlin, London), 391pp. Google Scholar

1970 Democracy on the Docks (Institute for Workers' Control, Nottingham), 87pp. Google Scholar

1983 Planning the Planners: How to Control the Recovery - an Examination of the 1982 TUC-Labour Party Report on Economic Planning and Industrial Democracy (Spokesman/Institute for Workers' Control, Nottingham), 104pp. Google Scholar

1960 (with others), Adult Education in Yugoslavia, Report of a Delegation from the Yorkshire North District of the Workers' Educational Association. Google Scholar

1963 (with Fred Singleton), Workers' Control in Yugoslavia, Fabian Research Series, no.233, 32pp. Google Scholar

1966 Not Wanted on Voyage: The Seamen's Reply to the Pearson Report on the Dispute in the Shipping Industry (Humberside Voice), 36pp. (also printed as a 21pp. pamphlet). (This widely distributed pamphlet was signed by Charlie Hodgins (the Hull branch chairman of the National Union of Seamen) and John Prescott. It was researched and written by Tony Topham, with some input from Alan Rooney, and some comments on the draft by John Prescott, who claimed it as his own work in his official biography of 1997, Tony pointed this out to him, in correspondence, and he replied that the error would be corrected in ‘any subsequent edition’ of the biography.) Google Scholar

1967 (with Ken Coates), Participation or Control? (Bertrand Russell Centre for Social Research), 19pp. Google Scholar

1968 Productivity Bargaining and Workers' Control, Institute for Workers' Control (IWC) Pamphlet no.2, 13pp. Google Scholar

1968 (with Ken Coates), The Labour Party's Plans for Industrial Democracy, IWC Pamphlet no.5, 9pp. Google Scholar

1969 (with Ken Coates), The Law Versus the Unions, IWC Pamphlet no.15, 22pp. Google Scholar

1969 (edited by Tony Topham), GEC-EE: General Electric Company/English Electric: Workers' Takeover, IWC Pamphlet no.17, 24pp. (2nd edition, also 1969, 28pp). Google Scholar

1973 (with Ken Coates), Catching up with the Times: How Far the TUC Got the Message about WORKERS' CONTROL, IWC Pamphlet no.37, 20pp. Google Scholar

1974 Transport and General Workers' Union: The Hull Dockworkers' Wage Claim (TGWU), 13pp. Google Scholar

1974 Health and Safety: A Question of Workers' Control, IWC Pamphlet no.39, 14pp. Google Scholar

1975 Why Imperial Typewriters Must Not Close, IWC Pamphlet no.46, 16pp. Google Scholar

1979 Teaching Trade Unionists, Industrial Studies Unit, Department of Adult Education, University of Hull, Occasional Paper no.1, 14pp. Google Scholar

1979 Decasualisation of Employment in the Fishing Industry, Industrial Studies Unit, Department of Adult Education, University of Hull, Occasional Paper no.3, 18pp. (Commissioned by the Transport & General Workers' Union's National Fisheries Officer, David Cairns, this was adopted as the union's official policy on the industry, and later presented to the European Commission's Secretariat for Social Problems in Sea-Fishing.) Google Scholar

1981 Arthurian Myth and Legend Reconsidered: or How Arthur Scargill Threw Away Excalibur before the Battle, IWC Pamphlet no.75, 7pp. (A rejoinder to Arthur Scargill and Peggy Kahn, The Myth of Workers' Control (1980), which had criticized industrial democracy as a diversionary pursuit.) Google Scholar

1984 (with Ken Coates), Trade Unions and Politics: Labour and the Workplace, IWC Pamphlet no.86, 10pp. Google Scholar

1984 (with Ken Coates), Trade Unions and Political Action, IWC Pamphlet no.88, 21pp. Google Scholar

1991 (with Ken Coates), One Big Union: Founding the Transport and General Workers' Union, 37pp. (The edited transcript of lectures given at a meeting on 22 June 1991 convened by TGWU Region 5 and Nottingham University Department of Adult Education.) Google Scholar

1964 ‘The Implications of "Package Deals" in British Collective Bargaining’, International Socialist Journal 1:5-6, pp. 520-42. Google Scholar

1967 ‘New Types of Bargaining’, in R. Blackburn and A. Cockburn (eds), The Incompatibles: Trade Union Militancy and the Consensus (Penguin, Harmondsworth), pp. 133-59. Google Scholar

1969 ‘Productivity Bargaining’, in K. Coates, T. Topham and M. Barratt Brown (eds), Trade Union Register (Merlin, London), pp. 68-95. Google Scholar

1969 ‘Rootes’ Productivity Agreement: How It Can Be Amended', Bulletin of the Institute for Workers' Control (IWC) 1:3 (Special Issue on the Motor Industry), pp. 48-56 Google Scholar

1970 ‘Produktivitäts-Verhandlungen und Arbeiterkontrolle’, in R. Kuda (ed.), Arbeiterkontrolle in Grossbritannien: Theorie and Praxis (Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt), pp. 278-84. Google Scholar

1968 ‘The Lost Trawlers’, New Statesman (9 February), p. 170. Google Scholar

1968 ‘The Dockers’, in K. Coates (ed.), Can the Workers Run Industry? (Sphere, London, in association with the Institute for Workers' Control), pp. 157-80. Google Scholar

1970 ‘The Ports Bill, Joint Control and Rationalization’, in K. Coates, T. Topham and M. Barratt Brown (eds), Trade Union Register 1970 (Merlin, London), pp. 153-61. Google Scholar

1973 ‘The Attack on the Dockers’, in K. Coates and M. Barratt Brown (eds), Trade Union Register 3 (Spokesman, Nottingham), pp. 219-32. Google Scholar

1980 ‘Introduction’ to T. Turner, Diary of the Docks Dispute, 1972-3, Industrial Studies Unit, Department of Adult Education, University of Hull, Occasional Paper no.7, pp. i-vii. Google Scholar

1987 ‘Hull's Docks and Dockers’, summary history in the programme notes for The Dock or Arnold's Last Scuttle, a play performed at the Hull Truck Theatre, April-May 1987, 4pp. Google Scholar

1991 ‘Deregulation in Britain's Ports’, in European Labour Forum (ELF) 5 (Autumn 1991). Google Scholar

1965 ‘Incomes Policy: The Background to the Argument’, in R. Miliband and J. Saville (eds), Socialist Register 1965 (Merlin, London), pp. 163-74. Google Scholar

1969 ‘Municipal Busmen, Productivity and the Incomes Policy’, in K. Coates, T. Topham and M. Barratt Brown (eds), Trade Union Register (Merlin, London), pp. 201-10. Google Scholar

1970 ‘The Labour Government's Incomes Policy and the Trade Unions’, in K. Coates, T. Topham and M. Barratt Brown (eds), Trade Union Register 1970 (Merlin, London), pp. 116-26. Google Scholar

1964 ‘Shop Stewards and Workers’ Control', New Left Review 25 (May-June), pp. 3-16. Google Scholar

1964 ‘Shop Stewards, Controle Ouvrier, et Syndicats’, Les Temps Modernes 219-20 (August-September), pp. 445-61. Google Scholar

1965 ‘Il Rilancio del Controllo Operaio in Gran Bretagna’, Problemi del Socialismo, 3rd series, 8th year (August), pp. 602-15. Google Scholar

1965 ‘Grande Bretagne: Lutte pour le Controle Ouvrier’, Revue Internationale du Socialisme 2:10 (July-August), pp. 481-96. Google Scholar

1965 ‘The Campaign for Workers’ Control in Britain', International Socialist Journal 2:10, pp. 469-83. Google Scholar

1967 ‘Workers’ Control Now', Left: Workers' Control Special Issue, no. 3, Hull University Socialist Society (Spring). Google Scholar

1968 (with Ken Coates), ‘Participation or Control’, in Can the Workers Run Industry? (Sphere, London, in association with the Institute for Workers' Control), pp. 227-52. Google Scholar

1969 ‘Some Growth Points for Workers’ Control', Bulletin of the IWC 1:3 (Special Issue on the Motor Industry), pp. 35-41. Google Scholar

1969 ‘Preface’ to J. Ashwell, Four Steps for Progress: Transport and Workers' Control in Hull, IWC Pamphlet no.13, pp. 1-4 and pp. 6-8 (with Janet Blackman). Google Scholar

1969 (with Ken Coates), ‘Balance Sheet of the GEC Takeover’, and ‘Safety: Workers’ Control the Answer', Bulletin of the IWC 1:4, pp. 7-11 and pp. 25-9. Google Scholar

1970 ‘Workers’ Control: Two Case Studies - The Docks and Dunlops', The Spokesman 4 (June), pp. 9-13. Google Scholar

1970 ‘Documentation and Comment: Industrial Safety’, Bulletin of the IWC 2:5, pp. 51-5. Google Scholar

1970 (with Ken Coates), ‘Workers’ Control as a Strategy of Socialist Advance', in The Debate on Workers' Control: A Symposium from Marxism Today, Institute for Workers' Control, pp. 33-51. Google Scholar

1971 (with Ken Coates), ‘A Reply to Some Critics’, Bulletin of the IWC 2:8. Google Scholar

1975 (with Michael Barratt Brown and Ken Coates), ‘Workers’ Control versus "Revolutionary Theory"', in R. Miliband and J. Saville (eds), Socialist Register 1975 (Merlin, London), pp. 293-308. Google Scholar

1975 ‘Introduction’ to S. Mallet, The New Working Class (Spokesman, Nottingham), pp. xi-xiv. Google Scholar

1989 ‘Foreword’ to B. Spencer, Remaking the Working Class: An Examination of Shop Stewards' Experiences (Spokesman, Nottingham), pp. 7-10. Google Scholar

1992 ‘Guild Socialism’, in G. Széll (ed.), Concise Encyclopaedia of Participation and Co-Management (de Gruyter, Berlin and New York), pp. 403-9. Google Scholar

1960 ‘The Methods of Education at the Schools of Trade Unions in England’, Obrazovanie Odraslih (Workers' Education), Zagreb, pp. 105-8. Google Scholar

1969 ‘The Industrial Relations Scene: Prospects for Industrial Education’, The Industrial Tutor 1:1 (September), pp. 5-7. Google Scholar

1970 ‘Hull Portworkers Day-Release Course’, The Industrial Tutor 1:2 (March), pp. 20-3. Google Scholar

1973 ‘Trade-Union Lay Tutors on Humberside’, The Industrial Tutor 1:8 (March), pp. 22-4. Google Scholar

1975 ‘Approaches to Workplace Organization in Industrial Relations’, in E. Coker and G. Stuttard (eds), Industrial Studies 1: The Key Skills (Arrow/Hutchinson, in association with the Society of Industrial Tutors), pp. 75-99. Google Scholar

1981 ‘The Need for Political Education’, The Industrial Tutor 3:5 (September), pp. 47-52. Google Scholar

1992 ‘Education Policy in the TGWU, 1922-44: A Tribute to John Price’, The Industrial Tutor 5:5 (Spring), pp. 49-63. Google Scholar

1969 ‘The Donovan Report’ and ‘Mrs Castle's Proposals’, in Bulletin of the IWC 1:2, pp. 4-5 and pp. 16-25. Google Scholar

1970 ‘The Wages Front’, The Spokesman 2 (April), pp. 12-15. Google Scholar

1971 ‘The Trade Unions and Politics’, The Spokesman 9 (February), pp. 3-6. Google Scholar

1970 (with Andree Hoyles), ‘The Unions versus the Law: The March Strikes and After’, The Spokesman 11 (April), pp. 3-6. Google Scholar

1970 ‘We Must Defeat the Bill, But We Must Also Prepare for a New Political Climate’, in Trade Unionists: We Can Defeat the Tory Bill!, Spokesman Pamphlet no.11 (November), pp. 12-13. Google Scholar

1980 (with Ken Coates), ‘The Trade Unions and the Labour Party’, Politics and Power 1, pp. 103-25. Google Scholar

1982 ‘The TUC and Democratic Planning’, Bulletin of the IWC (March), pp. 6-8. Google Scholar

1983 ‘The Role of Trade Unions’, in T. Topham (ed.), Planning the Planners: How to Control the Recovery - an Examination of the 1982 TUC-Labour Party Report on Economic Planning and Industrial Democracy (Spokesman/Institute for Workers' Control, Nottingham), pp. 89-97. Google Scholar

1983 ‘Trade Unions and Politics: Labour at the Workplace’, Bulletin of the IWC, no.1/2, pp. 7-20. Google Scholar

1986 (with Ken Coates), ‘What Prospects for Shorter Working Time?’, in K. Coates (ed.), Joint Action for Jobs: A New Internationalism (New Socialist/Spokesman, Nottingham), pp. 119-31. Google Scholar

1992 ‘Shop Stewards’, in G. Széll (ed.), Concise Encyclopaedia of Participation and Co-Management (de Gruyter, Berlin and New York), pp. 756-62 Google Scholar

1995 ‘The Transport and General Workers’ Union', in F. M. Leventhal (ed.), Twentieth-Century Britain: An Encyclopedia (Garland, London and New York), pp. 789-90. Google Scholar

1996 ‘The Unofficial National Docks Strike of 1923: The Transport and General Workers’ Union's First Crisis', Historical Studies in Industrial Relations (HSIR) 2 (September 1996), pp. 27-65. Google Scholar

1963 (with Fred Singleton), ‘Yugoslav Self-Management’, in New Left Review 18 (Jan-Feb), pp. 73-85. Google Scholar

1970 ‘Yugoslavia's Peaceful Road to Capitalism?’, Bulletin of the IWC 2:5, pp. 44-8. Google Scholar

1992 ‘Fred Singleton: A Personal Memoir’, in J. B. Allcock, J. J. Horton and M. Milivojević (eds), Yugoslavia in Transition. Choices and Constraints: Essays in Honour of Fred Singleton (Berg, Oxford), pp. 14-31. Google Scholar

1970 Anthony Wedgwood Benn, The New Politics: A Socialist Reconnaissance, Fabian Tract 402 (1970), in The Spokesman 7, pp. 40-5. The New Politics: A Socialist Reconnaissance Fabian Tract 402 40 5 Google Scholar

1975 British Labour and the Russian Revolution The Leeds Convention: A Report from the Daily Herald, Documents on Socialist History no.1 (Spokesman, Nottingham: 1974) and Democracy in the Mines: Some Documents of the Controversy on Mines Nationalisation up to the time of the Sankey Commission, Documents on Socialist History no.2 (Spokesman, Nottingham: 1974), in The Spokesman 29 (Winter 1974-75), pp. 90-3. Google Scholar

1976 Richard Hyman, Industrial Relations: A Marxist Introduction (Macmillan, London: 1975), in The Spokesman 32 (Summer), pp. 175-7. Industrial Relations: A Marxist Introduction Google Scholar

1984 Henry W. Degenhardt, Political Dissent: An International Guide to Dissident, Extra-Parliamentary, Guerilla and Illegal Political Movements (Longman, Harlow: 1983), in ENDPapers 7 (Spring), pp. 106-8. Political Dissent: An International Guide to Dissident, Extra-Parliamentary, Guerilla and Illegal Political Movements Google Scholar

1987 Lord Wedderburn, The Worker and the Law (3rd edition; Penguin, Harmondsworth: 1986), in ENDPapers 14 (Winter 1986-87), pp. 91-2. The Worker and the Law Google Scholar

1987 Jack Jones, Union Man: An Autobiography (Collins, London: 1986), in ENDPapers 16 (Summer), pp. 94-8. Union Man: An Autobiography Google Scholar

1989 George Scales, Weighing Up (Journeyman/TGWU: 1988), in ENDpapers 19 (Spring), pp. 92-3. Weighing Up Google Scholar

1990 David Montgomery, The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 (Cambridge University Press: 1987), in ENDPapers 21 (Winter), pp. 119-26. The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 Google Scholar

1992 Assef Bayat, Work, Politics and Power: An International Perspective on Workers' Control and Self-Management (Zed Books: 1991), in ELF 7, pp. 47-9. Work, Politics and Power: An International Perspective on Workers' Control and Self-Management Google Scholar

1992 Alan Fox, A Very Late Development: An Autobiography (Industrial Relations Research Unit, Warwick University, Coventry: 1990) in The Industrial Tutor 5:6 (Autumn 1992), pp. 56-61. (This was reprinted with a foreword under the heading ‘Alan Fox's Autobiography’, in HSIR 14 (Autumn 2002), pp. 159-68.) A Very Late Development: An Autobiography Google Scholar

1997 Arthur Lipow, Political Parties and Democracy: Explorations in History and Theory (Pluto Press, London: 1996), in ELF 18 (1996-97), pp. 44-5. Political Parties and Democracy: Explorations in History and Theory Google Scholar

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