NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalism

ISBN-10: 0521132959
ISBN-13: 9780521132954
Edition: 2010
Authors: Tamara Kay
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lisa Jones-Engel is a Senior Research Scientist at the Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington. Her current research focuses on cross-species infectious agent transmission and she coordinates several multidisciplinary research projects in Asia, funded by NIH, which focus on the role synanthropic macaques play in disease transmission.Tamara Kay is Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and Co-Director of Harvard's Transnational Studies Initiative. Her work centers on the political and legal implications of regional economic integration, transnationalism, and global governance. She is interested in how organizations and social movements - particularly labor and environmental movements, NGOs, and non-profits - respond and adapt to processes of regional economic integration and globalization. Professor Kay has published in the American Journal of Sociology and the American Sociological Review. She has worked as a consultant to the International Labour Organization, the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, and the United Farmworkers of America. At Harvard, she has affiliations with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: NAFTA and Labor Transnationalism
The Emergence of Transnationalism
Labor Nationalism: Diplomacy and Distance among Unions Prior to NAFTA
NAFTA as Catalyst: Constituting Transnational Actors and Interests
Constituting Transnational Labor Rights
Seizing the Opportunity NAFTA Provided
Variations in Transnationalism
Missing the Opportunity NAFTA Provided
Explaining Variation in the Emergence of Labor Transnationalism
Conclusions
Global Governance and Labor Transnationalism
Appendix: Data and Methods
Bibliography
Index

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