This paper explores a significant dilemma brought about by the crisis of December 2001 for the Unemployed Workers Movement in Argentina: the construction of a political movement to dispute institutional power or the development of territorial community work directed to the construction of a counter-power. This paper suggests that the differences between these two projects might represent a false dichotomy, which require further interrogation on the relationship between the state, the labour movement and the anti-institutional forms of resistance which emerged in December 2001. This is a dilemma for the politics of resistance worldwide.
This article seeks to provide a brief account of the background to the elections in Bolivia which took place in June 2002. That a presidential candidate, who represented the coca farmers, should come so close to winning office is indicative of some significant changes taking place within the economy and political structure of Bolivia.
This article, based on ethnographic research in an automobile factory in Turkey, examines workers' politics in the construction and reproduction of 'total quality management'. It aims to bring back to the debate an unfashionable class, industrial workers, in an unfashionable part of the world, a newly industrialising country through the unfashionable analysis of labour process theory.
This paper is focused on providing a potential solution to the issues of poverty and under-funding in the public sector within Scotland. This means looking at the current system of local government finance as it provides both the greatest problems and also, because of the form of the devolution settlement, the opportunity to introduce a progressive new tax to replace the council tax.