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The Challenge of Transition

Trade Unions in Russia, China and Vietnam

Authors: Pringle, Tim, Clarke, Simon

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This book explores the transformation of employment relations, the rise of worker protest and the reform of trade union practice to ask how successfully the state-socialist trade unions have adapted to their new role of representing the rights and interests of workers.

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TIM PRINGLE has been researching labour relations in Asia since 1996 with particular attention to China. He has lived in China and Hong Kong for twelve years during which time he collaborated with colleagues and comrades from the academic, activist and trade union communities.
 
SIMON CLARKE is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. Since 1990 he has been researching labour and trade unions in the former state socialist countries, in collaboration with colleagues in those countries and with national and international trade union and labour organizations.

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'This is a unique and valuable contribution to research on post communist reform of labour, which combines comparative analysis at a grassroots level with the broader reform initiatives. The result is both an optimistic and realistic assessment of the impediments to further reform, identifying the key force for change, labour itself.' - Bill Taylor, Fulbright Senior Fellow, Cornell University and Asia Programs Fellow, Harvard University, USA, and Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong

'This is vital reading for students of comparative employment relations, and anyone interested in the future of the labour movement.' - Sarah Ashwin, Professor of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

'Tim Pringle and Simon Clarke offer the clearest picture yet of the ways in which trade unions in Russia, China, and Vietnam are struggling to respond to transformed employment relations and worker activism, as well as the obstacles to and possibilities for meaningful trade union reform.' - Martin Hart-Lansberg, Professor of Economics, Director of the Political Economy Program, Lewis and Clark College, USA

'A major achievement: essential to understand the prospects of those nearly one billion workers that have entered the global labour market after the demise of state socialism.' - Guglielmo Meardi, Associate Professor of Industrial Relations, Warwick Business School, UK


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Challenge of Transition
Book Subtitle
Trade Unions in Russia, China and Vietnam
Authors
Series Title
Non-Governmental Public Action
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29466-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230294660
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23330-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31336-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 218
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