Selected publications


(2019) After Man paperback (The Hague, U2pi) pp.314.

(2015) After Man (Kindle e-book).

(1992) Labour and Third World Debt (Brussels, ICEF, 1992) pp.162 English edition 1992, Spanish Edition, 1993 Danish Edition, 1994 Urdu Edition, 1996 (published by PILER, Karachi, Pakistan.

(1987) Power Production and the Unprotected Worker (New York, Columbia University Press,), pp. 331,

(1972) Trade Union Foreign Policy : British and American Trade Unions in Jamaica,(London, Macmillan) pp.485 (N.Y.,Doubleday,1973)


(2002) Global Unions?: Theory and Strategy of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy , (London, Routledge 2002) edited by J. Harrod and R. O’Brien, pp.276. (1995) Industrialisation and Labor Relations: Contemporary Research in Seven Countries (New York, ILR Press, Cornell University) edited by S. Frenkel and J. Harrod ,pp.322.

(1988) The United Nations Under Attack (London, Gower, 1988) pp. 147 edited by J. Harrod and N. Schrijver, pp.147.

(1972) Future Industrial Relations: An Interim Report (Geneva, International Institute for Labour Studies), pp.77

(1972) Caribbean Industrial Relations (Geneva, International Institute for Labour Studies)


(2000) Facing Global Power: Strategies for Global Unionism (with V.Thorpe (Brussels ICEM) pp.46

(1985) Asbestos: The Politics and Economics of a Lethal Substance (with V. Thorpe) (Geneva, ICEM)


(2019) The Changing Power of the Twenty-First-Century Corporation in Hofferberth, Matthias (editor) Corporate Actors in Global Governance: Business as Usual or New Deal? Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp 225-248

(2015) Work, Power and the Urban Poor in Kees van der Pijl (ed) Handbook of International Political Economy of Production, ( Edward Elgar) pp.283-298.

(2014) Patterns of Power Relations: Sabotage,Organisation,Conformity and Adjustment in Global Labour Journal Vol.5 No.2.

(2008) "The International Labour Organisation and the World Labour Force: From "Peoples of the World" to "Informal Sector" Web-published: Scribd

(2006) “The Global Poor and Global Politics: Neo-Materialism and the Sources of Political Astion” in M. Davies and M. Ryner (eds) Poverty and the Production of World Politics (new York, Palgrave Macmillan)

(2006a) “the Century of the Corporation” in C. May (ed) Global Corporate Power (London, Lynne Rienner) pp. 23-46

(2005) “Multinational Corporations” entry in UNESCO Encylopedia of Sustainable Development:

(2004) Global Unions: Constraints in an Age of the Politics of the Underclass in Marcel van der Linden and Berthold Unfried (eds), Labour in a Globalizing World (ITH, Austria ) pp.89-102

(2003) “The New Politics of Human Rights” in K. Aarts and P. Mihyo (eds) Responding To The Human Rights Deficit (The Hague Kluwer) pp. 61-72

(2002) with Robert O’Brien “Organized labour and the Global Political Economy” in in J. Harrod and R. O’Brien (eds) Global Unions?: Theory and Strategy of Organised Labour in the Global Political Economy (London Routledge) pp. 3-28

(2002a) “ Towards an International Political Economy of Labour” in J. Harrod and R. O’Brien (eds) Globalised Unions: Theory and Strategy of Organised Labour in the Global Political Economy 2001 (Routledge) pp.50-63

(2001) ”Global Realism:Unmasking Power in the International Political Econony” chapter in R. WynJones (ed) Critical Theory and World Politics, ( Lynne Reinner) pp. 111-125.

(2000) “The Role and Functions of Trade Unions” in M. Van der Linden and Tommy Koh (eds) Labour Relations in Asia and Europe, (Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation, 2000) pp.53-58

(1997) "Social Forces and international political economy: joining the two IRs" in Stephen Gill and James H. Mittleman (eds) Innovation and Transformation in International Studies (Cambridge University Pess) pp. 105-117.

(1995) "Labor, Management and Industrialisation: Themes and Issues in International Perspective" with S.Frenkel, in S. Frenkel and J. Harrod (eds) Industrialisation and Labor Relations: Contemporary Research in Seven Countries (New York, ILR Press, Cornell University)pp.3-20

(1994) Models of Labour and Production: The Origins and Contemporary Problems of the Anglo-American Model ISS Working Paper, December

(1988) "The United Nations Social Activities: From Functionalist Intervention International Cooperation?" in J.Harrod, N. Schrijver (eds), The United Nations Under Attack (London, Gower), pp. 130-144

(1988) "Social Relations of Production, Systems of Labour Control and Third World Trade Unions" in R.Southall (ed), Third World Trade Unions and Industrialisation (Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press,) pp.41-58

(1986) "Development Studies: From Change to Stabilization" in R.Apthorpe and A.Krahl (eds), Development Studies: Critique and Renewal (Leiden, Brill, ) pp.204-217.

(1980) "Transnational Corporations: Carriers of Overdevelopment?" in Gaay Fortman (ed), Overdevelopment (The Hague, ISS,) pp. 40-52.

(1980) "The Evolution of the Subject of International Political Economy" in R.C. Kent and G. Nielsson (eds), The Study and Teaching of International Relations (London, Frances Pinter,) pp. 79-89.

(1980) "Problems and Techniques in Mid-Career Education in International Political Economy" in Kent and Nielsson, (ibid.) pp.192-206.

(1977) "Ideology of the International Labour Organisation Towards Developing Countries" in Impact of International Organisations on the Legal Systems and Institutional Change in Developing Countries (New York, International Legal Center,) pp. 184-210.

(1977) "International Relations, Perceptions and Neo-Realism", Yearbook of World Affairs (London, Stevens) pp. 289-305.

(1976) "Transnational Power", Yearbook of World Affairs (London, Stevens, ) pp.97-115.

(1974) "Problems of the UN Specialised Agencies at the Quarter Century", Yearbook of World Affairs (London, Stevens,) pp. 187-203.

(1972) "State Management of Private Foreign Policy" in R. Boardman and J.Groom (eds), Management of Britain's External Relations (London, Macm illan,) pp. 189-204.

(1972) "Multinational Corporations, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations" in H. Gunter (ed), Transnational Industrial Relations (London, Macmillan,) pp. 173-194.

(1970) "Non-Governmental Organisations and the Third World", Yearbook of World Affairs (London, Stevens,) pp. 170-185.

UNPUBLISHED PAPERS (available from author)

(2001) “The Global retreat from Social Justice: Turning Point for Social Democracy?” Printed public lecture, Iss, The Hague, March

(2001) “Power, production and the Unprotected Worker: Rationalities, World Views and Global Change” paper presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association,

(2000) “The Power Myths of Gods, people and Market: Deflecting the Innate Drive for Equity?” paper presented at 41nd Annual Convention International Studies Association, Los Angeles

(1998)- Globalisation or Corporatisation?: Labour and Social Forces in the Global Political Economy” paper at the International Studies Association (USA) March (1997)- “Globalisation and Social Policy: The Corporate Impact” paper presented at British International Studies Association December

(1996) Trade Unions and Labour in the Global Economy: A Workshop Manual, ICEM, Brussels, pp.55

(1995)- "Global Forms of Extraction and Forms of State: From Profit to Interest and Governance to Agency" paper for research seminar "State and Society, ISS, The Hague.

- Environmental Services Industry: A Report for Social Sector Organisations: pp.26, 1990

- Health Hazards in the Rubber Industry: An International Report, ICEF, Brussels; pp. 47. 1988

- The World Social Economy in the 1990's: Welfare Politics and Organisations pp.83 1989 and 1990 editions.

- Dynamics of World Society (edited collection of articles published by author) The Hague, ISS, 1986) pp. 240.

- "The Political Economy of the Swedish Model" with W.v.d.Geest (The Hague, ISS, 1984) pp. 30.

- "Informal Sector and Urban Mass: A Social Relations of Production Approach" ( The Hague, ISS, 1982) pp. 17.

- "Evaluation Report on Aims and Activities of the International Center of Public Enterprises in Developing Countries" with G. Kester and Z. Vodusek ( The Hague, ISS, 1980) pp. 102.

- The Psychology of the Refugee Child: A Resource Report (United Nations High Commission for Refugees, 1979) pp. 93. - "International Education and Developments Studies" (Commissioned by ISS), 1979

An investigation of non-governmental organisations in global: foreign trade unions in Jamaica
Translated in to 5 languages and serialised in a Korean national newspaper
An assessment by several authors of the possibilities and strategies of global trade unions
An exploration of the world views and political activities of the working poor using innovative categories gf work and Employment