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The international handbook of labour unions : responses to neo-liberalism /
edited by Gregor Gall, Adrian Wilkinson, Richard Hurd.
imprint
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2011.
description
xiv, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1848448627 (hbk.), 9781848448629 (hbk.)
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imprint
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2011.
isbn
1848448627 (hbk.)
9781848448629 (hbk.)
standard identifier
99946665516
contents note
Labour Unionism and Neo-liberalism / Gregor Gall, Richard Hurd and Adrian Wilkinson -- Theories of Collective Action and Union Power / John Kelly -- Union Renewal: Objective Circumstances and Social Action / Pauline Dibben and Geoffrey Wood -- Pragmatism, Ideology or Politics? Unions’ and Workers’ Responses to the Imposition of Neo-liberalism in Argentina / Maurizio Atzeni and Pablo Ghigliani -- Neo-liberal Evolution and Union Responses in Australia / David Peetz and Janis Bailey -- Britain: How Neo-liberalism Cut Unions Down to Size / John McIlroy -- Unions in China in a Period of Marketisation / Fang Lee Cooke -- France: Union Responses to Neo-liberalism / Sylvie Contrepois -- German Unions Facing Neo-liberalism: Between Resistance and Accommodation / Heiner Dribbusch and Thorsten Schulten -- India, Neo-liberalism and Union Responses – Unfinished Business and Protracted Struggles / Ernesto Noronha and David Beale -- Russian Unions After Communism: A Study in Subordination / Sarah Ashwin -- Neo-liberalism, Union Responses and the Transformation of the South Korean Labour Movement / Dae-oup Chang -- Unions Facing and Suffering Neo-liberalism in the United States / Bob Bruno -- The Crisis of Neo-liberalism and the American Labour Movement / Richard L. Trumka -- Interaction between Labour Unions and Social Movements in Responding to Neo-liberalism / Bill Fletcher Jr -- Unions, Globalisation and Internationalism: Results and Prospects / Ronaldo Munck -- A Future for the Labour Movement? / Lowell Turner.
abstract
"This insightful Handbook examines how labour unions across the world have experienced and responded to the growth of neo-liberalism. Since the 1970s, the spread of neo-liberalism across the world has radically reconfigured the relationship between unions, employers and the state. The contributors highlight that this is the major cause and effect of union decline and argue that if there is to be any union revitalisation and return to former levels of influence, then unions need to respond in appropriate political and practical ways. Written in a clear and accessible style, the Handbook examines unions’ efforts to date in many of the major economies of the world, providing foundations for understanding each country. Policymakers, analysts, academics, researchers and advanced students in employment, industrial and labour relations as well as political economy will find this unique Handbook an important resource to understanding the contemporary plight and activity of labour unions."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
8274952
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This insightful Handbook examines how labour unions across the world have experienced and responded to the growth of neo-liberalism. Since the 1970s, the spread of neo-liberalism across the world has radically reconfigured the relationship between unions, employers and the state. The contributors highlight that this is the major cause and effect of union decline and argue that if there is to be any union revitalisation and return to former levels of influence, then unions need to respond in appropriate political and practical ways. Written in a clear and accessible style, the Handbook examines unions' efforts to date in many of the major economies of the world, providing foundations for understanding each country. Policymakers, analysts, academics, researchers and advanced students in employment, industrial and labour relations as well as political economy will find this unique Handbook an important resource to understanding the contemporary plight and activity of labour unions.
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