[DEBATE] : Future of Organised Labour Globally
p.waterman at inter.nl.net
Thu May 11 17:19:20 BST 2006
I am not responsible for the price, coms, but have to recommend this collection regardless.
I suggest someone in South Africa tries to get a review copy from Peter Lang.
I am confident that a single copy would find wide circulation in SAfrica one way or another.
Phelan, Craig (ed.)
The Future of Organised Labour
Year of Publication: 2006
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2006. 404 pp.
ISBN 3-03910-508-6 / US-ISBN 0-8204-7514-9 pb.
This book brings together many of the today's leading labour scholars to assess the current state and future prospects of organised labour world-wide. It offers analysis of the causes and extent of the movement's current malaise from a variety of vantage points. It provides eight national and regional studies - China, Britain, France, the US, Eastern Europe, Brazil, Ghana and Cameroon - that detail problems faced and the revitalisation strategies trade unions have pursued in response. It also offers fresh scholarly perspectives on a host of pressing labour issues: the extent and impact of global corporate restructuring; the ongoing fight to achieve core labour standards; the enduring importance of gender and diversity; the fortunes of the international labour movement; the relationship between trade unions and NGOs; the intellectual response to organised labour's present predicament; and the role of labour in the global social justice movement. With its expansive focus and interdisciplinary approach, this collection will stand as a starting point for any investigation into the status of organised labour in the contemporary world.
Contents: Dan Gallin: Foreword - Craig Phelan: The Future of Organised Labour - Bill Dunn: Globalisation, Labour and the State - Mark Anner: The Paradox of Labour Transnationalism: Trade Union Campaigns for Labour Standards in International Institutions - Sue Ledwith: The Future as Female? Gender, Diversity and Global Labour Solidarity - Ronaldo Munck: Globalisation, Labour and the 'Polanyi Problem' - Peter Waterman: Trade Unions, NGOs, and Global Social Justice: Another Tale to Tell - Rob Lambert: An Early Phase of Transition: Global Corporations and the Reconfiguration of Trade Union Power - Steve Jefferys: Forward to the Past? Ideology and Trade Unionism in France and Britain - Dan Clawson: US Labour and the Neoliberal Challenge: Destruction or a New Upsurge? - Anita Chan: Realities and Possibilities for Chinese Trade Unionism - David Ost: After Postcommunism: Legacies and the Future of Unions in Eastern Europe - Andréia Galvão: Trade Unions and Neoliberal Politics in Brazil - Piet Konings: African Trade Unions and the Challenge of Globalisation: A Comparative Study of Ghana and Cameroon.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editor: Craig Phelan is senior lecturer at the University of Wales Swansea. He is editor of the journal Labor History.
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