Place, Space and the New Labour Internationalisms
January 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
1. New Developments in Trade Union Internationalism:.
2. New Issues for Labour Internationalism:
Jane Wills is Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. She is co-author of Union Retreat and the Regions: the shrinking landscape of organised labour (Jessica Kingsley, London, 1996), Dissident Geographies: an introduction to radical ideas and practice (Prentice Hall, London, 2000) and co-editor of Geographies of Economies (Arnold, London, 1997). She has long-term political and research interests in orgasnised labour and has undertaken ESRC-funded research into European Works Councils, union renewal and partnership agreements.
- Includes chapters from leading labor activists including Kjeld Jacobsen, International Secretary of the largest Brazilian trade union federation (the CUT) and Dan Gallin, Chair of the Global Labour Institute, Geneva.
- Focuses on the interconnections between labor internationalism and the environment, women and race in North and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South Africa.
- Provides an up-to-date review of the academic literature on labor internationalism while exploring contemporary examples of worker's organisation.
This is the first major interpretation of the future of labour internationalism in the wake of the Seattle protests. Waterman and Wills are to be congratulated for producing stimulating, original and forward-looking account. – Robin Cohen, Dean of Humanities, University of Cape Town
For those who wish to understand the potential strength and perils of labor in the neoliberal globalized world, Place, Space and the New Labour Internationalisms is essential reading. Waterman and Wills review and anticipate key battles that the labor movement will ineluctably face as corporate domination is challenged by the world-side movement for social justice. – Immanuel Ness, editor of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society