Organising Labour in Globalising Asia

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Andrew Brown, Jane Hutchison
Taylor & Francis, Jan 14, 2004 - Political Science - 240 pages
This book offers wide-ranging insights into the organising capacities of workers in Asia today. Nine case-studies examine workers' responses to class relations through independent unions, non-government organisations (NGOs) and more (dis)organised struggles. Countering the notion that globalisation holds entirely negative consequences for labour organisation, the authors reveal some of the openings for local activism which can arise from transnational production arrangements.
The volume covers the "second-tier" industrializers - China, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh. Interdisciplinary in nature, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian studies, development studies and international labour studies.

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About the author (2004)

Andrew Brown is a practicing attorney in Cape Town, and is a reservist sergeant in the South African Police Services. He is married, with three children. His previous novel, Coldsleep Lullaby, was published in 2005 and won the 2006 Sunday Times Fiction Award.

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