Andrew W. Martin (2004)

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Faculty, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University
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Andrew W. Martin (2004)

Early in my research career I was primarily interested in how labor unions mobilized workers, through both organizing drives and labor strikes.  Much of my research drew heavily from social movement scholarship and organizational theories of power and bureaucracy.  My recent research has sought to build on this interest in working-class mobilization in a number of ways.  First, I have begun to assess how unions mobilize external support during conflicts with employers.  Such groups can range from local churches to prominent national politicians.  I have also taken a greater interest in the role of the media in union/firm conflicts, assessing who reporters turn to for quotes during these contests.  My more recent collaborative work expands this interest in corporation mobilization by examining broader efforts by groups, union and non-union alike to curb the growth of corporate power in America.

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