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Conclusion: The Past and Future Globalizations of Organized Labour

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

Abstract

At the commencement of this book emphasis was placed on the need to give meaning to ‘globalization’ as it relates to agency and, specifically, on the agency of organized labour. We have set about this task by gauging the extent to which labour has integrated across national borders, as well as the extent to which it has become estranged from the state. We have been able to carefully dissect the political community that organized labour constitutes, and to explore the complex interplay of relationships — internal and external — and characteristics that bind this sprawling transnational network. We have also been able to isolate structural imperatives and note the ways in which they have impacted on labour over time.

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Free Trade Trade Union Trade Liberalization Free Trade Agreement Nongovernmental Organization 
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Notes

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