Unions In A Globalized Environment Changing Borders Organizational Boundaries And Social Roles

Author: Bruce Nissen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315290995
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How can American unions survive in our increasingly globalized business environment? With the trend toward multinational corporations, free trade pacts, and dismantling import barriers, organized labor has been steadily losing ground in the United States. This book argues that to reverse this trend, U.S. unions must create ties with workers and unions in other countries, and include the ever-increasing number of immigrant workers in their ranks. And it calls for a shift toward "social movement unionism, " which would change unions' orientation from exclusively market-focused and more toward social issues and rights.

Globalisation Modernity And Social Change

Author: Jörg Dürrschmidt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113704070X
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Uses an innovative conceptual approach to explore the way in which processes of globalization transform and impact upon everyday life. Engaging with a range of theories and concepts, the book provides an accessible discussion of modern issues for students of Globalization and Sociology.

Holding The Line

Author: Heather N. Nicol
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774809320
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The era of globalization has produced significant changes in theborderland issues of trade, security, economics, health, and even theenvironment. While borders may seem more permeable than they once were,can it really be said that we live in a "borderless world"?Holding the Line considers the changing roles of modernborders, contending that they not only remain relevant but also havebecome increasingly important as a site for negotiating the competingdemands of globalization and national sovereignty.

Global Value Chains In A Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789287038821
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A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Workers Of The World Undermined

Author: Beth Sims
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896084292
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This book blows the lid off the AFL-CIO's international efforts to forestall the formation of independent worker's organizations in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe--an effort that harms workers both in this country and overseas.

Global Unions

Author: Kate Bronfenbrenner
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801473913
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'Global Unions' features research from scholars around the world on the range of innovative strategies that unions use to adapt to different circumstances, industries, countries, and corporations in taking on the challenge of mounting cross-border campaigns against global firms.

Global Boundaries

Author: Clive H. Schofield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134880359
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Routledge Research Companion To Border Studies

Author: Doris Wastl-Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043987
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Throughout history, the functions and roles of borders have been continuously changing. They can only be understood in their context, shaped as they are by history, politics and power, as well as cultural and social issues. Borders are therefore complex spatial and social phenomena which are not static or invariable, but which are instead highly dynamic. This comprehensive volume brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to provide an authoritative, state-of-the-art review of all aspects of borders and border research. It is truly global in scope and, besides embracing the more traditional strands of the field including geopolitics, migration and territorial identities, it also takes in recently emerging topics such as the role of borders in a seemingly borderless world; creating neighbourhoods, and border enforcement in the post-9/11 era.

Border Management Modernization

Author: Gerard McLinden
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821385975
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Border clearance processes by customs and other agencies are among the most important and problematic links in the global supply chain. Delays and costs at the border undermine a country’s competitiveness, either by taxing imported inputs with deadweight inefficiencies or by adding costs and reducing the competitiveness of exports. This book provides a practical guide to assist policy makers, administrators, and border management professionals with information and advice on how to improve border management systems, procedures, and institutions.

Understanding The Changing Planet

Author: Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309150752
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From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer.