Labour Internationalism in the Global South: The SIGTUR Initiative

Author:   Robert O'Brien
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108480918


Pages:   238
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Labour internationalism is often viewed as impossible or inevitable, depending upon political perspective. O'Brien argues for a more nuanced, diverse understanding of labour internationalism, identifying six different 'faces', shaped by the national or global orientation of particular groups in the fields of production, regulation and ideas. Providing a general view of labour's global activity and a case study of the Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR), the book illustrates how the productive and regulatory structures of the global economy are pushing labour internationalism in particular directions. It details how leftist unions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, the Philippines, South Africa, and South Korea have tried to bridge their differences and launch collective actions. Drawing upon twenty years of participant observation, O'Brien reveals a specific Global South approach based upon anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism and empathetic internationalism.

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Author:   Robert O'Brien
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.480kg
ISBN:  

9781108480918


ISBN 10:   1108480918
Pages:   238
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Six faces of labour internationalism; 2. The national prism; 3. The global prism; 4. The origins and faces of SIGTUR; 5. Building the SIGTUR identity and community; 6. SIGTUR's mobilising structures and repertoire; 7. Evolving labour internationalisms; Bibliography; Index.

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Robert O'Brien is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Ontario. He is a founding and consulting editor of the online open access Global Labour Journal, and author of several books, including Contesting Global Governance (with Anne Marie Goetz, Jan Aart Scholte, and Marc Williams, Cambridge, 2000).

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