From 'Che' to China: Labor and Authoritarianism in the New Global Economy

Posted: 17 Nov 2009

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Stephen F. Diamond

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: November, 16 2009

Abstract

The book "From ‘Che’ to China: Labor and Authoritarianism in the New Global Economy" argues that globalization is not a progressive force that is giving rise to a new democratic capitalism. In fact, authoritarianism, in part influenced by neo-stalinist regimes and their intellectual architects such as ‘Che’ Guevara, remains an important political force and the new global capitalism itself is contributing to its persistence. In particular, the labor organization is now seen by authoritarian regimes as a source of power and control over the general population. To realize the democratic potential in the globalization process, a new autonomous labor movement responsible to its rank and file members must emerge. This requires an intellectual break with the consensus view that capitalism can safely accommodate healthy trade unions in a stable world order. Available at Amazon.com

Keywords: Trade union, Che Guevara, Democracy, Human Rights, Globalization, China, Labor Law, Eastern Europe

Suggested Citation

Diamond, Stephen F., From 'Che' to China: Labor and Authoritarianism in the New Global Economy (November, 16 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1507404 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1507404

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