Labour Unions

Global Unions?: Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy (Repost)

Global Unions?: Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy) by Jeffrey Harrod
English | 2002 | ISBN: 0415270081 | 304 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This edited collection examines the interaction between industrial relations and international relations in the global economy.
Unions, Central Banks, and EMU: Labour Market Institutions and Monetary Integration in Europe

Unions, Central Banks, and EMU: Labour Market Institutions and Monetary Integration in Europe by Bob Hancke
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0199662096 | 168 pages | PDF | 0,5 MB

This book examines the crisis of EMU through the lenses of comparative political economy. It retraces the development of wage-setting systems in the core and peripheral EMU member states, and how these contributed to the increasing divergence between creditor and debtor states in the late 2000s.
Mark Curthoys, "Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s"

Mark Curthoys, "Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s"
Publisher: OUP | 2004 | ISBN: 0199268894 | English | PDF | 295 pages | 1.5 Mb

This book explains why governments decided to make trade unions legal, and protect strikers from the criminal law. Drawing on previously unused source material, Curthoys brings to light some of the workings of the nineteenth-century state.
Class, Culture and Community: New Perspectives in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Labour History

Class, Culture and Community: New Perspectives in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Labour History by Anne Baldwin, Chris Ellis, Stephen Etheridge and Keith Laybourn
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1443840645 | 250 pages | PDF | 1 MB

In recent years, historians have debated fervently on the reason for the decline of British Labour History as an academic discipline. Most certainly the challenge of Thatcherism to the working classes and trade unions in the 1980s, and the fragmentation of Labour history into gender studies, industrial studies and women's history, have contributed to its apparent decline.
Social Concertation in Times of Austerity: European Integration and the Politics of Labour Market Reforms in Austria and...

Social Concertation in Times of Austerity: European Integration and the Politics of Labour Market Reforms in Austria and Switzerland by Alexandre Afonso
English | 2013 | ISBN: 9089643958 | 312 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB

A term specifically found in European politics, social concertation refers to cooperation between trade unions, governments and employers in public policy-making. Social Concertation in Times of Austerity investigates the political underpinnings of social concertation in the context of European integration.

Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Labour Unrest  

Posted by tarantoga at Jan. 24, 2014
Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Labour Unrest

Tim Pringle, "Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Labour Unrest"
ISBN: 0415559588 | 2011 | EPUB | 241 pages | 2 MB
Global Unions?: Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy

Jeffrey Harrod, Robert O'Brien - Global Unions?: Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy
Published: 2002-09-29 | ISBN: 0415288118, 0415270081 | PDF | 304 pages | 3 MB

Labour and the Challenges of Globalization  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by johinson at Dec. 23, 2009
Labour and the Challenges of Globalization

Andreas Bieler, Ingemar Lindberg, Devan Pillay, «Labour and the Challenges of Globalization»
Pluto Press | ISBN: 0745327575 | 2008 | PDF | 352 pages | 1.5 MB

This book critically examines the responses of the working classes of the world to the challenges posed by the neoliberal restructuring of the global economy. Neoliberal globalisation, the book argues, has created new forms of polarisation in the world. A renewal of working class internationalism must address the situation of both the more privileged segments of the working class and the more impoverished ones. The study identifies new or renewed labour responses among formalised core workers as well as those on the periphery, including street-traders, homeworkers and other 'informal sector' workers. The book contains ten country studies, including India, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada, South Africa, Argentina and Brazil. It argues that workers and trade unions, through intensive collaboration with other social forces across the world, can challenge the logic of neoliberal globalization.
Interpreting the Labour Party: Approaches to Labour Politics and History

Interpreting the Labour Party: Approaches to Labour Politics and History (Critical Labour Movement Studies) by John Callaghan, Steve Fielding, Steve Ludlam
Publisher: Manchester University Press | Number Of Pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2004-04-03 | ISBN-10: 0719067197 | PDF | 1 Mb

This publication consists of 12 essays on the principal thinkers and schools of thought concerned with the political and historical development of the Labour Party and Labour movement. It is an examination of the major methodologies and approaches in Labour studies and a critical evaluation and appreciation of much of the most interesting scholarship in this area of study. The essays have been written by contributors who have devoted many years to the study of the Labour Party, the trade union movement and the various ideologies associated with them. The book begins with an in-depth analysis of how to study the Labour Party, and goes on to examine key periods in the development of the ideologies to which the party has subscribed. This includes the ideology on inter-war Labourism, the rival post-war perspectives on Labourism, the New Left, and the "contentious alliance" of unions with Labour. Key thinkers analysed include: Henry Pelling; Ross McKibbin; Ralph Miliband; Lewis Minkin; David Marquand; Perry Anderson; and Tom Nairn. Each chapter situates its subject matter in the context of a broader intellectual legacy, including the works of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Theodore Rothstein, Stuart Hall and Samuel Beer, among others. This book should be of interest to undergraduate students of British politics and political theory and to academics concerned with Labour politics and history, trade union history and politics, research methodology and political analysis.
Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education: Neoliberal Policies of Funding and Management

Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education: Neoliberal Policies of Funding and Management by Suman Gupta and Jernej Habjan
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1137493232 | 252 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB