Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyze the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization.

Coping with Market Liberalism: Politics of Trade Unionism in Contemporary India

Coping with Market Liberalism: Politics of Trade Unionism in Contemporary India

Coping with market liberalism: Politics of trade unionism in contemporary India
BiswajitGhosh

Introduction

We now live in an era of globalization. The ‘New World Order’ has made the Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) model of development almost irreversible with no escape for any country or region at least in the present context. The neoliberal prescription of economic or market relationship stretching worldwide through structural reforms has been ushered in by the expansion of capitalism in the post-Fordist and more particularly post–cold war era. ‘Globalization’, being a short hand description of a set of processes leading to ‘increasing interdependence of world society’ (Giddens 1997: 64) today, represents a major break even in the history of capitalism.1 This is ...

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