Myconos explores the ways in which organized labour has globalized since 1945. Using two 'touchstone' indicators - the extent of cross- border integration, and the autonomy vis-vis the state - the book reveals a counterintuitive process: network globalization involves a continuing orientation towards the state.
GEORGE MYCONOS researches changing forms of global governance at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His areas of interest include transnational labour relations, agency and structure within the context of globalization, ideology, and critical international relations theory. His interest in labour relations grew over a ten year period of employment as a postman, and subsequent experience as a trade union activist, delegate and researcher in Melbourne.