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Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India

Rohini Hensman


While it's easy to blame globalization for shrinking job opportunities, dangerous declines in labor standards, and a host of related discontents, the “flattening” of the world has also created unprecedented opportunities for worker organization. By expanding employment in developing countries, especially for women, globalization has formed a basis for stronger workers' rights, even in remote sites of production. Using India's labor movement as a model, the book charts the successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses, of the struggle for workers' rights and organization in a rich and varied ... More

Keywords: globalization, job opportunities, employment, developing countries, workers' rights, global markets, trade unionism, Indian labor movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231148009
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231148009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rohini Hensman, author