Onsider the value of mobilisation theory in understanding trade union activism in all its forms

Essays will be no more than 2,500 words long, be thoroughly grounded in the literature,
use appropriate theoretical concepts, illustrative examples including comparative, where
appropriate, and evidence of a well constructed and argued piece of work. Do use the
recommended reading a considerable time has been taken to compile these reading lists
to enable you to produce high quality work.
Your essay will be assessed on how well you comply with the above and with the
following points:
1. Provide a clear introduction. you should set out nature and scope of the topic or
question to be discussed and outline the terms of reference and
parameters/boundaries/limitations of your discussion. In other words, the
introduction to your essay should give the reader an initial understanding of what
the discussion is about and what it will cover.
2. Provide evidence of research and reading. In the final year you should be reading
beyond the main course textbook, including making use of recent journal articles.
This is a very important aspect of the coursework a if you simply regurgitate
sections of the textbook, you will not score highly on this criterion. You will also
need to demonstrate that you have reflected on what you have read and that you
have understood the main arguments/debates in the literature.
3. Substantiate propositions and arguments. You need to gather empirical evidence
(from the literature and available data sources) and present theories where
appropriate. Where relevant and appropriate, you should engage with alternative
and competing perspectives so that you can demonstrate an ability to think critically
and evaluate different arguments. Although your own reflections are important,
these must be informed and supportable with proper academic argument and
evidence.
4. Provide a clear conclusion. This must summarise the key points and arguments
made, but also draw conclusions about the topic you have discussed.
5. Reference all cited sources and provide a comprehensive bibliography in a?Harvard
stylea. It is very important that you do not attempt to present the ideas of published
or unpublished authors as your own. You must be careful to reference throughout
the essay and not simply provide a bibliography at the end. Include all Internet-only
sources a provide full web link and date accessed. Use page numbers for direct
quotations.