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The Resource The challenge of transition : Trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam, Tim Pringle, Simon Clarke, (electronic book ;)

The challenge of transition : Trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam, Tim Pringle, Simon Clarke, (electronic book ;)

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The challenge of transition : Trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam
Title
The challenge of transition
Title remainder
Trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Tim Pringle, Simon Clarke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book explores the transformation of employment relations, the rise of worker protest and the reform of trade union practice to ask how successfully the state-socialist trade unions have adapted to their new role of representing the rights and interests of workers.
  • 'This is a unique and valuable contribution to research on post communist reform of labour, which combines comparative analysis at a grassroots level with the broader reform initiatives. The result is both an optimistic and realistic assessment of the impediments to further reform, identifying the key force for change, labour itself.' - Bill Taylor, Fulbright Senior Fellow, Cornell University and Asia Programs Fellow, Harvard University, USA, and Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong 'This is vital reading for students of comparative employment relations, and anyone interested in the future of the labour movement.' - Sarah Ashwin, Professor of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 'Tim Pringle and Simon Clarke offer the clearest picture yet of the ways in which trade unions in Russia, China, and Vietnam are struggling to respond to transformed employment relations and worker activism, as well as the obstacles to and possibilities for meaningful trade union reform.' - Martin Hart-Lansberg, Professor of Economics, Director of the Political Economy Program, Lewis and Clark College, USA 'A major achievement: essential to understand the prospects of those nearly one billion workers that have entered the global labour market after the demise of state socialism.' - Guglielmo Meardi, Associate Professor of Industrial Relations, Warwick Business School, UK
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UK-WkNB
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1959-
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Pringle, Tim
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8530.2
LC item number
.P54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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1946-
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Clarke, Simon
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  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
Summary expansion
The integration of the former state-socialist countries into the global capitalist economy has eroded the privileges of the traditional working class and confronted a new generation of workers with low pay and poor working conditions. This book explores the extent to which the trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam have risen to the challenge of representing the rights and interests of workers displaced from state enterprises and workers employed in the new global factories. Pringle and Clarke argue that the driving force of reform has been the challenge of labour unrest. They demonstrate that the extent of reform has been constrained by the political subordination of the trade unions in all three countries, and that the key to further reform is the achievement of freedom of association
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The challenge of transition : Trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam, Tim Pringle, Simon Clarke, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Figures and Tables List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Introduction State-Socialist Trade Unions in the Transition to a 'Socialist Market Economy' The Challenge of Worker Activism Traditional Trade Unions Adapting to New Conditions The Limits and Possibilities of Trade Unions in Transition Labour Activism and the Reform of Trade Unions References Index
Control code
9780230294660
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230294660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
2 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The challenge of transition : Trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam, Tim Pringle, Simon Clarke, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Figures and Tables List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Introduction State-Socialist Trade Unions in the Transition to a 'Socialist Market Economy' The Challenge of Worker Activism Traditional Trade Unions Adapting to New Conditions The Limits and Possibilities of Trade Unions in Transition Labour Activism and the Reform of Trade Unions References Index
Control code
9780230294660
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230294660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
2 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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