Global Unions?: Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy

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Jeffrey Harrod, Robert O'Brien
Routledge, Oct 2, 2012 - Political Science - 304 pages
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This edited collection examines the interaction between industrial relations and international relations in the global economy. The role of trade unions has changed significantly in the era of economic globalization and this book analyzes the key developments in union strategy on a local, national, regional and global level.
 

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Contents

Organized labour and the global political economy
3
repositioning
29
Towards an international political economy of labour
49
Illustrations
59
Internationalization industrial relations theory
64
union spatial
83
The international dimension of labour federation economic
115
Tables
116
International labour and regional integration in
151
contradictions
167
Figures
191
the ILO WTO and the completion
204
The varied paths to minimum global labour standards
221
past divisions and
235
Bibliography
251
Index
277

competing internationalisms
130

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Jeffrey Harrod is Emeritus professor of International and Comparative Labour Studies at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and teaches at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
Robert O'Brien is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science and a member of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University, Canada.

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