‘Globalization’ and Labour Strategy: Towards a Social Movement Unionism
Globalization has become today the key word for understanding recent developments in the capitalist world economy. While it is a highly contested concept, conventional accounts of globalization have come to constitute a kind of ‘globalization orthodoxy’ (Harman 1996), based on arguments that are widely accepted both in (left and right) popular and academic milieux.1 Globalization orthodoxy generally characterizes working classes as passive vis-a-vis the challenges generated by the alleged process of globalization unless they develop globally organized forms of resistance.
KeywordsForeign Direct Investment Social Movement Labour Movement Productive Capital Global Civil Society
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