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Worker protests in post-communist Romania and Ukraine: Striking with tied hands

Mihai Varga


The book’s main idea is to study why and how successful forms of workers’ interest representation could emerge in a hostile context. The post-communist context makes it difficult for workers and trade unions to mobilize, pose threats to employers, and break out of their political isolation. But initial fieldwork uncovered many instances of worker groups and trade unions that overcame such difficulties, something that led to the following overarching research question: What specific strategies can succeed in advancing the rights and living standards of workers? The book’s main argument is that ... More

Keywords: Trade unions, Post-communist Europe, Strategy, Interest representation, Romania, Ukraine, Strike, Factory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091124
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mihai Varga, author