“In this most significant contemporary study of Indonesian trade unions and the broader working class, Max Lane provides a concise and informed examination of the practical and ideological challenges of incipient labour organizations engaged in political and popular struggles in an underdeveloped nation. This detailed and highly informative book evokes similar historical and comparative struggles of exploited workers worldwide and is indispensable for students of labour movements in the Global South.” —Immanuel Ness, Professor of Political Science, City University of New York, author of Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class
?The best general account of politics in the North,? as David Herbert Donald calls this book, is also the first one-volume history of its subject. Abraham Lincoln?s single goal of saving the Union required not simply subduing the South but contending as well with divisiveness in the North?with refractory state officials, draft resisters, peace advocates, secret organizations, with Northern Democrats (too often seen only as Copperheads or as traitors to the Union), and with powerful Republicans who often vocally disagreed with Lincoln?s policies. In this account, Radical Republicans represent consensus with Lincoln more than conflict, sectional more than economic interests, and party over faction. Largely, dissent was heard and accommodated; and, if the federal legislation of the time did amount to a Second American Revolution, it emerged from the conflicts, within the North as well as against the South, of a nation at war. The outcome was a nation not only saved but strengthened and slavery ended.
A detailed investigation of the emergence of the National Teachers Union of Korea, tracing its struggle for educational reform. The book explores the workings of the Korean education system in the context of national and global development and examines the historical experiences that have shaped the modern South Korean nation. Revealing international comparisons are also drawn through analyses of the emergence of reformist teacher movements in Taiwan and the Philippines.
First published in 1986, this book assesses the politics of the West German trade unions in the context of their larger role as major actors in the polity. By focusing on the historical realities of the labour movement both before and after 1945, the study explains the extent to which organized labour solidified and challenged the dominant structures of politics and authority. It examines the metalworkers' union, the construction workers' union, the printers' union and the chemical workers' union and shows how the industrial reality of each organisation helped shape its political outlook and strategic thinking. This book will be of particular interest to students of trade unions, industrial relations and political economy in West Germany.
This book examines two key areas which although linked have previously been separated by historians: the passage of the Act of Union and the resignation of Pitt in 1801. Geoghegan's book covers the period from May 1798, the outbreak of the great rebellion, to March 1801 and the collapse of Pitt's ministry.
This book examines the most significant factors accounting for the decline of union density during the neoliberal period, focusing on the case of Mexico. Union density, which reflects the representation of labor unions in the employed labor force, is one of the main indicators of union strength. The relation of organized labor with the state and the political system are also considered. The analysis is framed within a structure concentrated on cyclical, structural and political-institutional factors linked to labor union performance. Over the last decades, the transformations brought about by neoliberalism and democratization reshaped many features of the domestic political and economic model in Mexico. Therefore, an examination of these developments regarding the repercussions of the factors linked to union density decline is crucial.
Work is widely thought to have become more precarious. Many people feel that unions represent the interests of protected workers in good jobs at the expense of workers with insecure employment, low pay, and less generous benefits. Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe argues the opposite: that unions try to represent precarious workers using a variety of creative campaigning and organizing tactics. Where unions can limit employers' ability to 'exit' labour market institutions and collective agreements, and build solidarity across different groups of workers, this results in a virtuous circle, establishing union control over the labour market. Where they fail to do so, it sets in motion a vicious circle of expanding precarity based on institutional evasion by employers. Ieconstructing Solidarity examines how unions build, or fail to build, inclusive worker solidarity to challenge this vicious circle and to re-regulate increasingly precarious jobs. Comparative case studies from fourteen European countries describe the struggles of workers and unions in industries such as local government, retail, music, metalworking, chemicals, meat packing, and logistics. Their findings argue against the thesis that unions act primarily to protect labour market insiders at the expense of outsiders.
Transforming the Political Union: Reinforcing europarties ahead of the European elections is a FEPS publication which aims at serving as an inspiration for ahead and beyond 2024. The articles collected were developed as original research papers within the FEPS expert group on Transnational Politics and Parties, within which community they were thoroughly discussed, peer-reviewed and benefitted from numerous encounters from the policy makers of S&D Group and PES.Relying on both high academic standards, but also creativity and imagination of the respective authors, the individual proposals gathered here jointly draw a new horizon for the further political integration, which could strengthen the Union, bring new energy to its actors and importantly, make sure to leave no one behind.
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Series Editors' Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 The themes of the book -- 2 From technocratic utopias to the politics of expertise -- 3 Technocracy and European Union public policy making -- 4 The single currency: who won at Maastricht? -- 5 Tax policy in the European Union: technocracy or politicization? -- 6 Media ownership policy: the limits of technocratic regulation -- 7 Conclusions -- References -- Index
This work analyzes the impact of new political ideologies on trade unions in Sweden and Germany. Referring to modern organization theory, and by means of a quantitative content analysis, the author demonstrates the continuity and changes of standpoint of 19 individual trade unions.