Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 6 Issue 1, Spring 2000

The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and the German novelist Glinter Grass are two world famous and highly respected authors who have recently contributed to the debate about civilising capitalism in an age of global economy. Both have urged trade unions to devise new forms of organisation and action that will facilitate the cross-border cooperation required to counter the free play of neo-liberal economic expansion. At the end of1999 the massive demonstrations called by NGOs and trade unions, which attended the failure of the millennium round of WTO talks, captured worldwide attention.

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