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Global restructuring and the power of labour

Author: Bill Dunn
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Series: International political economy series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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"One of the commonly assumed consequences of globalization - that workers are worse off and no longer have the power they once had to fight effectively on their own behalf - is still often taken for granted. Labour, suggest mainstream theories of restructuring, has been dispersed across space as capital flits to wherever it can pay the lowest wages. Meanwhile old collectivities are destroyed and labour is also  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Dunn
ISBN: 1403932611 9781403932617
OCLC Number: 53937884
Description: viii, 245 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Perspectives of labour and global change --
1. Introduction : bringing labour back in --
2. Globalisation, the state and labour --
3. Globalisation : the spatial dispersal of labour? --
4. Post-fordism : the social dispersal of labour? --
5. Investigating the claims of globalisation and post-fordism --
pt. II. Evidence of labour's condition --
6. Automobiles --
7. Construction --
8. Semiconductors --
9. Finance --
pt. III. Reconsidering the power of labour --
10. Assessing restructuring and labour's situation --
11. From the critique of globalisation and post-fordism to strategic research for labour.
Series Title: International political economy series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Bill Dunn.
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"One of the commonly assumed consequences of globalization - that workers are worse off and no longer have the power they once had to fight effectively on their own behalf - is still often taken for granted. Labour, suggest mainstream theories of restructuring, has been dispersed across space as capital flits to wherever it can pay the lowest wages. Meanwhile old collectivities are destroyed and labour is also socially dispersed - divided by skills, gender and nationality in increasingly isolated workplaces within diffuse subcontracting networks. Bill Dunn challenges these assumptions. He argues that changes in the structure of capitalism are overstated, cannot account for workers' experiences and do not preclude effective organisation by labour."--Jacket.

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