Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization

Alternative Union Models in the New World Order

  • Ronaldo Munck
  • Peter Waterman

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronaldo Munck
      Pages 3-23
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

  4. Labour West and East

  5. Labour South

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. José Ricardo Ramalho
      Pages 158-174
    3. Christopher Candland
      Pages 175-196
  6. Key Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Vic Thorpe
      Pages 218-228
  7. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About this book


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.


Brazil capitalism communication economic integration European Union (EU) futures globalization integration labour Mobile restructuring Russia trade transition unions

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronaldo Munck
    • 1
  • Peter Waterman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueNetherlands

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