Trade Union Activists, East and West: Comparisons in multinational companies
Title: Trade Union Activists, East and West: Comparisons in multinational companies
Author: MEARDI, Guglielmo
Citation: Aldershot/Burlington, Ashgate, 2000
This is a clearly constructed, well-documented and creatively researched contribution to a new subject of considerable interest. It examines the different perspectives of trade-union activists in western and eastern European countries following considerable changes which have taken place in the institutional and economic environments of both during the past decade or more. The research includes a large sample of interviews with activists and develops original and innovative frameworks against which to analyse the responses of these interviews. This text is well-rooted within a diversity of theoretical literature which will be relevant for courses on the sociology of work.
Table of Contents:
--List of Figures and Tables vi --Acknowledgements vii --List of Abbreviations viii --Introduction --1 Understanding Trade Union Activists 5 --2 Interviewing Trade Union Activists 64 --3 Deconstructing Class Consciousness: the Paradoxical Parallelism of East and West 106 --The Making of a New European Divide 152 --5 The Challenge of Difference 220 --Conclusion 271 --Annex 280 --Bibliography 283
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/5290