Chapter 3. The Return of Market Despotism

  1. Edward Webster,
  2. Rob Lambert and
  3. Andries Bezuidenhout

Published Online: 18 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303018.ch3

Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity

Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity

How to Cite

Webster, E., Lambert, R. and Bezuidenhout, A. (2008) The Return of Market Despotism, in Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303018.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

Book Series:

  1. Antipode Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Noel Castree

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Manchester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129145

Online ISBN: 9781444303018

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Keywords:

  • global industry restructure and impact on lives of workers;
  • counter-movements in colonial world - Global South and national liberation struggles;
  • labour and management and improving competitiveness;
  • return of market despotism;
  • Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU);
  • restructuring, insecurity, cultural subordination and union decline;
  • National Union of Metal workers of South Africa (NUMSA);
  • Defy factory in Ezakheni and colonial despotism;
  • South African labour regime and hegemonic regime beginnings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Changwon: Life is Good …

  • Orange: Nothing Sucks Like Electrolux …

  • Ezakheni: You Can Rely On Defy …

  • Conclusion