Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions, and Market Reforms in Latin America

£52.00

Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Date Published: July 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521780728

£ 52.00
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Why do labor unions resist economic restructuring and adjustment policies in some countries and in some economic sectors while they submit in other cases? And why do some labor leaders fashion more creative and effective roles for labor unions? This book addresses these critical questions in an in-depth elegant comparative study of Argentina, Mexico, and Venezuela in the 1990s. In each case, the book studies both the role of national confederations as well as individual unions in specific economic sectors in each country. It demonstrates the importance of the presence and nature of alliances between political parties and labor unions as well as the significance of competition between labor unions for the representation of the same set of workers. This work opens new horizons for appreciating the intellectual and practical importance of the variation in the interactions between workers, unions, political parties, and economic policies.

    • Shows that neoliberal reforms required a great deal of bargaining with social actors in general and labor unions in particular in Latin America
    • Shows that populist coalitions did not vanish and maintained their appeal to labor in order to implement new policies and keep electoral power
    • Analyzes how national labor unions in Argentina, Mexico, and Venezuela responded to their governments' neoliberal economic policies
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this study adds significantly to our understanding of the interactions between labour movements and political parties in Latin America and, as such, I heartily recommend it.' Labour History Review

    ' … a useful study …' Democratization

    'This account goes beyond the usual focus on the national labor confederations to examine individual unions in particular economic sectors in each country … this text provides considerable empirical data, especially at individual union level, that may help us understand the context in which the economic restructuring and labor flexibility debates of the 1990s occurred.' Latin American Perspectives

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521780728
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.485kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Unions' dilemma: how to survive neoliberalism
    2. A theory of union-government interaction
    3. The populist past and its institutional legacies
    4. A tug of war: labor unions and market reforms in Venezuela
    5. Divided we rule: labor unions and market reforms in Mexico
    6. From pickets to prices: labor unions and market reform in Argentina
    7. Multilevel comparison
    8. Labor competition and partisan coalitions.

  • Author

    Maria Victoria Murillo, Yale University, Connecticut

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×