Unions have long been a central force in the democratization of national and global governance, and this timely book examines the role of labor in fighting for a more democratic and equitable world. In a clear and compelling narrative, Dimitris Stevis and Terry Boswell explore the past accomplishments and the formidable challenges still facing global union politics. The authors consider whether global union politics has become more active and more influential or has failed to rise to the challenge of global capitalism. All readers interested in global organizations, governance, and social movements will find this deeply informed work an essential resource.
Dimitris Stevis is professor in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. Terry Boswell (1955-2006) was professor in the Department of Sociology at Emory University.
Introduction Chapter 1: Globalization and Global Governance Chapter 2: Societal Politics and Global Governance Chapter 3: Engaging Each Other, 1864-2006: The Weight of History Chapter 4: Regulating the Global State: Beyond the Social Clause? Chapter 5: Regulating Capital: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility? Conclusion: The Challenges of the Present