Going Global

Going Global : Unions and Globalization in the United States, Sweden, and Germany

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Can organized labor survive in a globalizing world? Going Global explores the impact of increasingly globalized manufacturing on the labor movement in the industrialized West. In a detailed comparative study of metalworking and textiles unions in the United States, Sweden, and Germany James A. Piazza reveals an international labor movement under threat, crippled by falling union membership and waning political influence. Piazza illustrates-through statistical analysis and industry-specific case studies-organized labor's urgent need for effective structures of collective bargaining, strong political connections, and democratic workplace institutions. Going Global will be of great interest to scholars of international political economy and industrial relations seeking a blueprint for organized labor's survival in the new global economy.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 157.5 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103512
  • 9780739103517

About James A. Piazza

James A. Piazza is Assistant Professor of Politics at Meredith College.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Unions and the "World Labor Bazaar" Chapter 2 Globalization and Domestic Politics-An Overview Chapter 3 Bargaining in a Global Economy Chapter 4 Globalization and Union Density-An Empirical Analysis Chapter 5 Varieties of Unionism, Explaining the Divergent Effects of Globalization Chapter 6 Comparative Case Analysis of the United States, Sweden, and Germany Chapter 7 Multinational Workplaces and the Future of Unionsshow more