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Workers in Third-World Industrialization : International Political Economy - Inga Brandell

Workers in Third-World Industrialization

International Political Economy

By: Inga Brandell (Editor)

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Published: 31st October 1991
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In third world countries an increasing number of people have been drawn into the process of industrialization as wage workers. Only when confronted with their practices, strategies and struggles can the competing and contradictory policies they face at the level of capital and state be explained. Consequently, the empirical analyses here presented cover the limits set by workers to exploitation in workshop production, ethnicity as a workers' strategy, the role of workers' absenteeism and turnover, and labour strategies in a situation of recession and de-industrialisation. Using a historical approach labour migration, union strategy for democratisation, and the world-scale pattern of labour unrest are studied as outcomes of social conflict. Some of the chapters in this book focus on single events in a factory, others on a branch or a region in a long-time perspective. They all contribute to an empirical and theoretical investigation of the impact of industrial workers' actions on societies in transition. They also share the same urge to look beneath the surface in order to find the unnamed, and to understand how they make history.

List of Maps - Preface - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Practices and Strategies: Workers in Third World Industrialisation. An Introduction; I.Brandell - Workers' Perceptions and Practices in Algeria. The Cases of the El Hadjar Iron Plant and the Rouiba Industrial Motor Car Plant; S.Chikhi & A.El-Kenz - Day to Day Struggles in Mexican Workshop Production; F.Wilson - Basotho Miners, Ethnicity and Workers' Strategies; J.Guy & M.Thabane - Textile Unions and Industrial Crisis in Nigeria: Labour Structure, Organisation and Strategies; G.Andrae & B.Beckman - Steyr-Nigeria: the Recession and Workers' Struggles in the Vehicle Assembly Plants; Y.Bangura - Feuds, Class Struggles and Labour Migration in Calabria; G.Arrighi & F.Piselli - Trade Unions and Democracy: Chile in the 1980s; B.Parra - World-scale Patterns of Labour-capital Conflict; B.Silver - Index

ISBN: 9780333545478
ISBN-10: 0333545478
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 31st October 1991
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 2