Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order

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Ronaldo Munck, Peter Waterman
Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 15, 1999 - Business & Economics - 269 pages
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Internationally the trade union movement is finding itself peripheralized by a series of mutually reinforcing processes - the ongoing world economic crisis; the uneven transition from an industrial to an information and service capitalism; the aggressive policies of neoliberalism; the collapse of communism and radical nationalism; the decline of the social-democratic or labour tradition - and by a globalization that undermines the nation-state to which union hopes have long been pinned. The editors argue that this crisis provides an opportunity for labour to recover or reinvent itself. They see this in terms of a labour response to the waves of energy coming from the new global social movements (women, ecology, human rights/democracy, and so on).

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LAURIE ADKIN Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada GLENN ADLER Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department and a staff associate of the Sociology of Work Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg KIRILL BUKETOV Editor-in-Chief of Rabochaya Politika (Workers Politics/Labour Policy), Russia CHRISTOPHER CANDLAND Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Political Science Department at the University of California ANA MARIA CATALANO Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires AMRITA CHHACHHI Lecturer in Women's Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague GEORGE DEMARTINO Assistant Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver ANDRÉ GORZ considered a prominent post-industrial utopian RICHARD HYMAN Member of the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick THE CONFEDERATION OF JAPAN AUTOMOBILE WORKERS UNIONS (JAW) formed in 1972 and is the confederation of the enterprise-based labour unions of automobile manufacturers ERIC LEE Member of Kibbutz Ein Dor, Israel RENEE PITTIN Associate Professor in the Women and Development Programme, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague JOSE RICARDO RAMALHO Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil VIC THORPE General Secretary of International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM) EDDIE WEBSTER Professor of Sociology and Director of the Sociology of Work Unit, University of the Witwatersrand