Unions, technologies of coordination, and the changing contours of globally distributed power.

Hogan, John, Nolan, Peter and Grieco, Margaret (2010) Unions, technologies of coordination, and the changing contours of globally distributed power. Labor History, 51 (1). pp. 29-40. ISSN 0023-656X

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This article explores the emergence and significance of new technologies of coordination for globally distributed social movements attempting to shape the power relationship between themselves and the forces of international business. It challenges the entrenched perspective that global markets are constructed and dominated by global capital and the idea that attempts to regulate for decent work and economic justice are futile. It argues that newly available power resources can be harnessed to promote the globalization of labor movements and overcome barriers to international solidarity. It cites case materials from both the developed and the developing world to highlight the dimensions of communication which contribute towards the initiation of new processes of political challenge and material advancement. The article concludes with a brief discussion of some of the dilemmas posed by labor globalization for labor itself.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0023-656X
Electronic ISSN: 1469-9702
Uncontrolled Keywords: International business; social movements; information communication technology; global markets; capitol; labor movements;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 382 International commerce
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Item ID: 4249
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 16:30
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 10:45

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