UNIONS AND AUTHORITARIANISM. Reflections on the emergence of democratic unions from authoritarian regimes Prof. Krastyo Petkov – Bulgaria International Summer School-Northern College, Manchester, July, 2012. Why discuss this issue?.
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UNIONS AND AUTHORITARIANISM
Reflections on the emergence of democratic unions from authoritarian regimes
Prof. Krastyo Petkov – Bulgaria
International Summer School-Northern College, Manchester, July, 2012
-post-totalitarian /comparative features-see next slide/;
-economic crisis: mass disappointment/anger;
-pressure from the oligarchic circles , etc.
Supported by: global neoliberal networks;
Important trend: growing authoritarianism in CEE during and after transition; in most cases the new AR came after free elections;
-the first tree-EPP/right wing political leaders; suported by the USA;
- Ben Ali: Socialist International member!?/
Not many success stories-especially in CEE; Emerging prototype-Syrisa; Brazil: special case-prototype;
> As a result: shrinking/symbolic membership