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Free Trade and Transnational Labour
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"[A] remarkable contribution to the debate regarding the role of trade union and transnational solidarity as a strategy to challenge such agreements...Free Trade and Transnational Labour provides the basis for action and concrete examples that can be used in a variety of contexts, supplemented by a number of key theoretical interventions that place those struggles in context." - Global Labour Journal ''... challenges the divide that presupposes diverting strategies for workers' according to their location. Even though more utopian ideas have been put forward in recent years, this final conclusion is a remarkable contribution, and it is also a challenge for labour to rethink itself on the basis of the areas in which it is stronger.'' - Bruno Dobrusin, Global Labour Studies
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Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Nottingham, UK. Bruno Ciccaglione is an Economist and Trade Activist. John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want, UK. Ingemar Lindberg is a former Union Researcher with LO, Sweden.
1. Trade Unions, 'Free Trade', and the Problem of Transnational Solidarity: An Introduction Part I: Conceptual considerations 2. Imperialist Rent and the Challenges for the Radical Left 3. 'Imperialist Rent' in Practice and Theory 4. Uneven and Combined Development and Unequal Exchange: The Second Wind of Neoliberal 'Free Trade'? Part II: Empirical discussions 5. European Trade Unions and Free Trade: Between International Solidarity and Perceived Self-Interest 6. Canadian and European Unions and the Canada-EU CETA Negotiations 7. Trade Liberalization and Organized Labour in the Asia-Pacific Region: Barriers to Labour Internationalism 8. The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the Long Crisis of Brazilian Labour 9. The Congress of South African Trade Unions and Free Trade: Obstacles to Transnational Solidarity 10. Examining the Disconnect Between Mass Mobilizations and International Trade Union/NGO Networks in Struggles over Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements Part III: Outlooks 11. Free Trade and the New Labour Internationalism 12. Unions and Trade: What Kind of Solidarity? 13. Global Crises: The Need to Go Beyond Transnational Solidarity in the Struggle Against the Expansion of Free Trade Agreements 14. Conclusion: Towards Transnational Solidarity on 'Free Trade' Policy?