Diversities of Labour Movement Revitalization in Japan, Korea and the United States
Acknowledgements ix Akira Suzuki 1 Introduction: Theoretical and Empirical Issues of Cross-national Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism 1 Part One The Impact of Social Movement Unionism on Existing Labour Movements 35 Jennifer Jihye Chun 2 The Power of the Powerless: New Schemas and Resources for Organizing Workers in Neoliberal Times 37 Akira Suzuki 3 The Limits and Possibilities of Social Movement Unionism in Japan in the Context of Industrial Relations Institutions 61 Joohee Lee 4 A Renewal of Solidarity or Continued Decline? The Korean Retail Workers’ Struggles against Neoliberalism 91 vi Part Two Social Movement Unionism from a Cross-national Perspective 115 Nobuyuki Yamada 5 The Diversity of Social Movement Unionism: Towards a Cross-National, Comparative Framework 117 Minjin Lee 6 Varieties of Community Unionism: A Comparison of Community Unionism in Japan and Korea 147 Part Three Meso-level Mediating Factors Explaining the Diversities of Social Movement Unionism 181 Stephanie Luce 7 Labour and Community Coalitions: Challenges for Growth 183 Charles Weathers 8 Political Activism and Union Revival in Australia, the United States and Japan 213 Koshi Endo 9 Women’s Labour NPOs and Women’s Trade Unions in Japan 239 Heiwon Kwon 10 Success While Others Fail: Union Strategy against Railway Restructuring in South Korea 261 vii Hirohiko Takasu 11 The Formation of a Region-based Amalgamated Union Movement and Its Possibilities 289 Appendix 325 Notes on Contributors and Translators 335 Index 337
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