The Global Restructuring of Labor Movements

  • Beverly Silver John Hopkins University


The widespread view that labor movements are facing a general and terminal crisis and have become irrelevant actors in the contemporary world is based on analyses which are short-term and core-centric. From a world-systems perspective -- that is, if we lengthen the temporal and geographical boundaries of analysis -- patterns can be identified that raise doubt.., concerning the wisdom of either generalizing from the recent experience of core countries to the entire world or projecting the current crisis of labor movements in the core into the indefinite future.
How to Cite
Silver, B. (1998). The Global Restructuring of Labor Movements. Journal of World-Systems Research, 4(1), 8-9.
Global Labor Movements