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Labor and Democracy in the Transition to a Market System : U.S.-Post-Soviet Dialogues - Bertram Silverman

Labor and Democracy in the Transition to a Market System

U.S.-Post-Soviet Dialogues

Paperback Published: 1992
ISBN: 9781563240386
Number Of Pages: 320

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Nowhere is the tension attending simultaneous political democratization and economic liberalization more sharply felt than in the realm of labour relations. What is happening in Soviet trade unions today? How will the emerging independent unions respond to anticipated rises in unemployment? What kind of social regulation of the labour market will be appropriate in the future? These papers from a pathbreaking US-Soviet conference on labour issues reveal a considerable diversity of views on questions whose resolution will be essential to social peace in this period of transition. Among the noted contributors are Joseph Berliner, Sam Bowles, Richard Freeman, Leonid Gordon, V.L.Kosmarskii, Alla Nazimova, Michael Piore, Boris Rakitskii, Iurii Volkov, Ben Ward and Tatiana Zaslavskaia.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Notesp. xxii
The Emergence of Labor Conflict in the Soviet Unionp. 1
Labor Conflict Today Features and Dynamicsp. 3
Notesp. 12
The Social Base of Economic Reformsp. 13
Notesp. 23
Toward a Mixed Economy and an Independent Labor Movementp. 25
The Workers' Movement in a Postsocialist Perspectivep. 27
Notep. 51
The Transition to a Mixed Economy and the Prospects for the Labor and Trade-Union Movementp. 53
The Theme of Worker Participation and Self-Managementp. 69
The Struggle for the Interests of Working People in the Transition from a Totalitarian to a Democratic (market) Economyp. 71
Hired Labor or Self-Management? the Struggle of Ideas, Programs, and Social Movementsp. 79
Notep. 89
The Western Experience of Industrial Democracy and Its Significancep. 91
Employment Problems and the Labor Marketp. 103
Labor Market Phenomena and Public Opinionp. 105
Current Employment Problems in the Soviet Economy and Means of Resolving Themp. 115
Notesp. 128
The Employment Problem During the Transition to a Market Economyp. 129
American Perspectivesp. 137
Getting Here from There Labor in the Transition to a Market Economyp. 139
Notesp. 155
Bibliographyp. 156
Markets Indispensable Servants, Cruel Mastersp. 159
Notep. 170
Referencesp. 170
The Limits of the Market and the Transformation of Socialismp. 171
Marketization and the Defense of Labor's Interestsp. 183
The Workers' Stake in Denationalization Issues of Equityp. 201
Notesp. 218
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9781563240386
ISBN-10: 1563240386
Series: U.S.-Post-Soviet Dialogues
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.35