- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: January 2022
- Print publication year: 2022
- Online ISBN: 9781108885362
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108885362
We are currently witnessing some of the greatest challenges to democratic regimes since the 1930s, with democratic institutions losing ground in numerous countries throughout the world. At the same time organized labor has been under assault worldwide, with steep declines in union density rates. In this timely handbook, scholars in law, political science, history, and sociology explore the role of organized labor and the working class in the historical construction of democracy. They analyze recent patterns of democratic erosion, examining its relationship to the political weakening of organized labor and, in several cases, the political alliances forged by workers in contexts of nationalist or populist political mobilization. The volume breaks new ground in providing cross-regional perspectives on labor and democracy in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Beyond academia, this volume is essential reading for policymakers and practitioners concerned with the relationship between labor and democracy.
Evelyne Huber - Morehead Alumni Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
William E. Forbath - Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, Associate Dean of Research, School of Law, Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin
Richard B. Freeman - Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School
Adelle Blackett - Professor of Law & Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development, Director, Labour Law & Development Research Laboratory, Faculty of Law, McGill University
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