Workers in globalisation

The working class in "globalised" capitalism

Draft review by Martin Thomas of Nigel Harris's book The return of cosmopolitan capital (Rtf file, 53k. November 2003.)

Notes from a Marxist discussion group organised by Workers' Liberty activists in Brisbane, Australia, in July-September 2003, around the book The End of Organized Capitalism, by Scott Lash and John Urry.

1. Introduction

2. Chapter-by-chapter summary and brief discussion

3. The rise and fall of 'organised capitalism'

4. Sunk in the suburbs?

5. Disorganised capital, disorganised labour?

6. Has politics become fractal?

7. Radicalism, nomadism, and working-class communities

8. Trade unionism, capitalist competition and fragmentation of bargaining

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