Global Unions?: Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Global Unions?

Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeffrey Harrod, Robert O'Brien


304 pages

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This edited collection examines the interaction between industrial relations and international relations in the global economy. The role of trade unions has changed significantly in the era of economic globalization and this book analyzes the key developments in union strategy on a local, national, regional and global level.


'A stimulating book. It unravels a range of issues relevant to the survival of unionism and gives much food for thought on union policy.' - Labour & Industry

About the Editors

Jeffrey Harrod is Emeritus professor of International and Comparative Labour Studies at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and teaches at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.

Robert O'Brien is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science and a member of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University, Canada.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy