Richard Roman

Richard Roman is associate professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Toronto and a fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University.

  • Continental Crucible, Expanded Edition

    Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America

    By Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui  Preface by Mel Watkins  Foreword by Steve Early     June 2015

    This expanded edition examines developments in the offensive of North American big business, especially the blitzkrieg of constitutional reforms in Mexico in 2013–14. This crisis and its implications for the North American left and labour movements are explored in greater depth. This edition also includes new material from Leo Panitch and Steve Early, as well as the original preface by Mel Watkins.

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  • Continental Crucible

    Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America

    By Edur Velasco Arregui and Richard Roman     April 2013

    The crucible of North American neo-liberal transformation is heating up, but its outcome is far from clear. Continental Crucible examines the clash between the corporate offensive and the forces of resistance from both a pan-continental and a class struggle perspective. This book also illustrates the ways in which the capitalist classes in Canada, Mexico and the United States used free trade agreements to consolidate their agendas and organize themselves continentally.

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