Capital-labour and state dynamics in export horticulture in North-east Brazil

Selwyn, Benjamin (2014) Capital-labour and state dynamics in export horticulture in North-east Brazil. Development and Change, 45 (5). pp. 1019-1036. ISSN 0012-155X

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Abstract

This article argues for the primacy of class relations and struggles as determinants of developmental processes and outcomes, emphasizing the evolving, dialectical nature of these relations. It does so by providing a case study of export horticulture in North-east Brazil. It documents how the region's rural trade union has been able, through mobilizing its membership base, to achieve significant improvements in their livelihoods, pay and conditions. It also shows how the region's employers have responded to these gains by restructuring the labour force in order to attempt to fragment and weaken it. The article pays particular attention to the gender dynamics of class relations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Jayne Paulin
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 15:18
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2015 15:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52423
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