This book compiles empirical evidence on both the challenges raised by neo-liberal policies and the internet to trade unions, and the development of more flexible forms of worker organisation and collective representation. The relationship with digital devices seems inevitably to contribute to differentiating trends, simultaneously acting as an internal and external constraint on organisation. Gathering academics and experts from European and Brazilian universities, this book is recommended for researchers and students in the fields of sociology of work, labour studies and collective action, as well as practitioners and others interested in worker interest organisations and collective representation in the early 21st Century.
Raquel Rego is a Research Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais from the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, where she also teaches both in the PhD Program of Sociology-OpenSoc and in the PhD Program of Comparative Politics and International Relations.
Hermes Augusto Costa is Vice-Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Economics from the Universidade de Coimbra, and a Researcher at Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal. He co-coordinates the PhD Program in Sociology: Labour Relations, Social Inequalities and Trade Unionism.