The Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late-Industrializing and Post…

Paperback | August 1, 2001

EditorChristopher Candland, Rudra Sil

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The Politics of Labor in a Global Age is one of the first works to analyse and compare recent shifts in patterns of industrial relations across late-industrializing and post-socialist economies. The volume features original and timely essays on labor relations at national, local, and workplacelevels, as economic and politicla actors cope with the similar challenges associated with economic adjustment measures and the impact of 'globalization'. The authors reveal that while globalization has threatened the position of organized labor and prompted business and state elites to accommodategreater labor market flexibility, the legacies of past institutions remain evident in destinctive trends in labor politics within and across late-industrializing and post-socialist settings. The comparisons suggest that globalization is best understood not as a source of covergence but as a set ofcommon pressures that are mediated by specific historical inheritances, that spur varied responses on the part of industrial relations actors, and that facilitate quite diverse institutional outcomes.

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The Politics of Labor in a Global Age is one of the first works to analyse and compare recent shifts in patterns of industrial relations across late-industrializing and post-socialist economies. The volume features original and timely essays on labor relations at national, local, and workplacelevels, as economic and politicla actors co...

Christopher Candland is at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Rundra Sil is at University of Pennsylvania, PA.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199241147

ISBN - 13:9780199241149

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Christopher Candland and Rudra Sil: The politics of labor in late-industrializing and post-socialist economies: new challenges in a global agePart I. Labor in late-industrializing economies2. M. Victoria Murillo: Partisan loyalty and union competition: macroeconomic adjustment and industrial restructuring in Mexico3. Christopher Candland: The cost of incorporation: labor institutions, industrial restructuring, and new trade union strategies in India and Pakistan4. Scott Martin: Network ties and labor flexibility in Brazil and Mexico: a tale of two automobile factories5. Eileen M. Doherty: Globalization, social partnership and industrial relations in Ireland6. Charles Weathers: Globalization and the paradigm shift in Japanese industrial relationsPart II. Labor in post-socialist economies7. Xiaobo Lu: Transition, globalization, and changing industrial relations in China8. Rudra Sil: Privatization, Labor Politics, and the Firm in Post-Soviet Russia: Non-Market Norms, Market Institutions and the Soviet Legacy9. Jeffrey Kopstein: Globalization in one country: East Germany between moral economy and political economy10. Mitchell A. Orenstein and Lisa E. Hale: Corporatist renaissance in postcommunist Central Europe?ConclusionRudra Sil and Christopher Candland: Institutional legacies and the transformation of labor: late-industrializing and post-socialist economies in comparative-historical perspective

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`The major contribution of the book lies in its focus on non-OECD countries, where the state has played an integral role in establishing the framework of labour relations.'Progress in Development Studies