Globalisation & Labour in the 21st Century – Verity Burgmann

Admission: $5 or $3 for NIBS members (pre-book here)

The book argues that despite the adverse impact of globalization on the working-class, today workers around the world are challenging their increased exploitation by globalizing corporations. In developed countries, many unions are transforming themselves to confront employer power in ways more appropriate to contemporary circumstances; in developing countries, militant new labour movements are emerging.Drawing upon insights in anti-determinist Marxian perspectives, Verity makes the case that working-class resistance is not futile, as protagonists of globalization often claim.

Verity is an Adjunct Professor of Politics in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. Over her career she has established a significant reputation as both a labour historian and a political scientist of social movements and social change.

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