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

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

by Peter Waterman (Editor)

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349270651
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Series: International Political Economy Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

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

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