Emerging workers' movements

Selwyn, Benjamin

Publisher:  International Socialism
Date Written:  04/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19314

Since the 1980s the institutionalisation of global neoliberalism has been pursued based on a range of ideological claims which have been advanced (or at least accepted) across the political spectrum. These claims include the arguments that the working class is increasingly a thing of the past, both structurally (as industry gives way to services and information) and politically (as traditional left parties embrace varieties of neoliberalism); that globalisation is reducing world poverty and that as a result the global middle class is expanding rapidly; and, seemingly logically, that radical politics are a thing of the past.

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