Peter Waterman

(London, 1936) is a pensioned but unretired researcher/writer, resident in The Hague, Netherlands. He is the author of Globalisation, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms, Cassell, London, 1998 (paperback forthcoming from Continuum, London), and co-editor of Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalisation: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order, Macmillan, London, 1999 (Korean edition 2000). His current interests include: globalisation, communication, culture and solidarity; the life histories of internationalists; and his long-suffering Global Solidarity Dialogue website.


It is widely recognised that the international labour movement is in profound crisis. Most trade unions seem to be stuck in a nostalgic, ideological past without realising the need for more networking and dialogue in the global and neo-liberal world order of today. Peter Waterman analyses the failings of the past and proposes changes for the future.

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