For the liberation of internationalism: a long march through the literatures

Peter Waterman

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In order to understand and advance a new kind of labour internat ionalism it is necessary to understand the meaning of 'internationalism'. Whilst there is practically no contemporary literature directly on this concept, there are many different types of literature that deal with it indirectly. An examination of these literatures may reveal obstacles to an
toward understanding and pointers such. This review article considers writings of the following main types: 1) traditional, labour and socialist internationalism; 2) contemporary Third-World solidarity movements; 3) Third-World aid and development policy; 4) international relations theory; 5) World Systems theory and its critics; 6) feminism. The paper concludes with tentative definitions relating to a new internationalism in general and to a new labour one in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages74
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1988

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