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Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization

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This is an edited collection of items on unionism worldwide, recognising the crisis that an informatised and globalised capitalism implies for work, workers and the trade-union movement. It considers radical alternatives for labour organisation and action in the 21st century. The book includes contributions by informed academics and unionists and proposes alternative union policies or models in relation to the working class(es), to women, democracy, ecology, internationalism.


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


For anyone interested in the revitalization of labor, ties between labor and other social movements, or labor transnationalism, it is a worthwhile to read at least some of this book. Industrial and Labor Relations Review

List of Figures and Tables Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Notes on the Contributors PART I: CONTEXT Labour Dilemmas and Labour Futures; R.Munck PART II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES The Crisis of Trade Union Representation; A.M.Catalano A New Task for the Unions; A.Gorz Multiple Identities and Multiple Strategies; A.Chhachhi and R.Pittin PART III: LABOUR WEST AND EAST The Future of the U.S. Labour Movement in an Era of Global Economic Integration; G.DeMartino The Russian Trade Unions; K.Buketov The Future of the Japanese Automobile Industry; Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions Five Alternative Scenarios for West European Unionism; R.Hyman PART IV: LABOUR SOUTH The Labour Movement, Radical Reform and the Transition to Democracy in South Africa; G.Alder & E.Webster The Restructuring of Labour and Trade Union Responses in Brazil; J.R.Ramalho Labour, Industry and the State in India and Pakistan; C.Candland PART V: KEY ISSUES Ecology and Labour; L.Adkin Global Unionism; V.Thorpe Trade Unions, Computer Communications and the New World Order; E.Lee PART VI: PERSPECTIVES The New Social Unionism; P.Waterman Index


Titel: Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization
Untertitel: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order
EAN: 9781349270651
ISBN: 978-1-349-27065-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 269
Gewicht: 375g
Größe: H14mm x B215mm x T140mm
Jahr: 1999
Untertitel: Englisch
Auflage: 1st ed. 1999

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