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The Resource NAFTA and the politics of labor transnationalism, Tamara Kay

NAFTA and the politics of labor transnationalism, Tamara Kay

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NAFTA and the politics of labor transnationalism
Title
NAFTA and the politics of labor transnationalism
Statement of responsibility
Tamara Kay
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How did NAFTA catalyze solidarity among U.S., Canadian, and Mexican unions? By showing how transnational laws and governance institutions constrain and expand transnational social movements, this book argues that, collectively, unions can help shape how the rules governing the global economy are made"--
  • "When NAFTA went into effect in 1994, many feared it would intensify animosity among North American unions, lead to the scapegoating of Mexican workers and immigrants, and eclipse any possibility for cross-border labor cooperation. But far from polarizing workers, NAFTA unexpectedly helped stimulate labor transnationalism among key North American unions and erode union policies and discourses rooted in racism. The emergence of labor transnationalism in North America presents compelling political and sociological and puzzles: How did NAFTA, the concrete manifestation of globalization processes in North America, help deepen labor solidarity on the continent? And why did some unions more readily engage in transnational collaboration and embrace internationalism than others? In addition to making the provocative argument that global governance institutions can play a pivotal role in the development of transnational social movements, this book suggests that globalization need not undermine labor movements: collectively, unions can help shape how the rules governing the global economy are made"--
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1971-
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Kay, Tamara
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1746
LC item number
.K39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
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  • NAFTA
  • Labor unions
  • Social movements
  • Transnationalism
  • Labor unions
  • Social movements
  • Transnationalism
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Soziale Bewegung
  • Transnationale Politik
  • North America
  • Nordamerika
Label
NAFTA and the politics of labor transnationalism, Tamara Kay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: NAFTA and labor transnationalism -- Part I. The Emergence of Transnationalism: Labor nationalism: diplomacy and distance among unions prior to NAFTA; NAFTA as catalyst: constituting transnational actors and interests; Constituting transnational labor rights; Seizing the opportunity NAFTA provided -- Part II. Variations in Transnationalism: Missing the opportunity NAFTA provided; Explaining variation in the emergence of labor transnationalism -- Part III. Conclusions: Global governance and labor transnationalism
Control code
569552271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 310 p.
Isbn
9780521762878
Lccn
2010011778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)569552271
Label
NAFTA and the politics of labor transnationalism, Tamara Kay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: NAFTA and labor transnationalism -- Part I. The Emergence of Transnationalism: Labor nationalism: diplomacy and distance among unions prior to NAFTA; NAFTA as catalyst: constituting transnational actors and interests; Constituting transnational labor rights; Seizing the opportunity NAFTA provided -- Part II. Variations in Transnationalism: Missing the opportunity NAFTA provided; Explaining variation in the emergence of labor transnationalism -- Part III. Conclusions: Global governance and labor transnationalism
Control code
569552271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 310 p.
Isbn
9780521762878
Lccn
2010011778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)569552271

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