Unions in the 21st Century

An International Perspective

  • Anil Verma
  • Thomas A. Kochan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Anil Verma, Thomas A. Kochan
    Pages 1-16
  3. Richard Hyman
    Pages 17-29
  4. Thomas A. Kochan, Richard Locke, Paul Osterman, Michael Piore
    Pages 30-43
  5. Pat Walsh, Raymond Harbridge, David Wilkinson
    Pages 61-74
  6. David W. Livingstone, Reuben Roth
    Pages 117-129
  7. Glenda Strachan, John Burgess
    Pages 165-178
  8. C. S. Venkata Ratnam, Anil Verma
    Pages 250-262
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 263-296

About this book


This book presents a series of research essays on the state of unions in many different parts of the world. Written by leading researchers in the field it provides insights into the causes of union decline. But it goes beyond historical analyses to investigate the prospects for the future. Can unions organize in segments of the workforce such as the youth, women, low wage workers and those in the informal sector? Can unions network with other organizations such as NGOs nationally and internationally to gain power and influence?


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anil Verma
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Kochan
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Industrial Relations and Joseph L. Rotman School of ManagementUniversity of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Sloan School of ManagementMITUSA

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