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In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi


This book develops a new theory of organizational leadership and governance to explain why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly. The book documents eighty years of such activism by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in the United States and the Waterside Workers Federation in Australia. The book systematically compares the ILWU and WWF to the Teamsters and the International Longshoremen's Association, two American transport industry labor unions that actively discouraged the pursuit of political causes unrelated to thei ... More

Keywords: organizational leadership, governance, labor unions, membership organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691158563
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John S. Ahlquist, author
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Margaret Levi, author
University of Washington, Seattle