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This work examines the responses of unions and workers to regional integration and restructuring in the automobile industry in North and Central America. The focus is on the automobile industry in Mexico, which, because of its size and importance, is viewed as a strategic sector of the Mexican economy and was the focal point of talks between the US, Canada and Mexico during negotiations on NAFTA. Focusing on the period from 1980, John P. Tuman examines the changes implemented by firms to promote export production, he explores reasons for the variation in labour responses to restructuring, and he discusses the prospects for cross-border organizing and co-operation among automobile workers in Canada, the US and Mexico.
Comparative Politics by John P. Tuman; John H. Burnett (As told to); Suzanne Ogden (As told to); Lawrence C. Mayer
Publication Date: 2000-10-16
This book combines theoretical and comparative introductions to each of the three major political worldsWestern democracies, modern autocracies, and less developed systemswith descriptions of structures, processes, events, and trends in a diverse array of nations. Industrial Democracies: Ideals and Reality. Government and Politics in Great Britain. Government and Politics in France: The End of French Exceptionalism. Germany: Emerging Superpower with a Troubled Past. Transition to Democracy. Russia and the Former Soviet Union. The Nature of Political Development in the People's Republic of China. The Less Modernized Nations and Political Development. Nigeria: Tribalism and Cultural Diversity. Modernization and Democratization in Latin America. Mexico. Trends and Prospects in a Changing World. For anyone interested in Comparative Politics or European Politics.
This study looks at union responses to the changes in the Latin American car industry in the last 15 years. It considers the impact of the shift towards export production and regional integration, and the effect of political changes on union reponses.