Given the extent to which national and international reform strategies assume the necessity of some kind of trade union concession, compromise or cooperation with the 'real poor' to avoid revolution in under-industrialised societies, and given the extent to which national and international revolutionary strategies have stressed the importance of the 'worker-peasant alliance' to bring about structural change, it is odd how little analytical or theoretical attention has been devoted to relations amongst the labouring poor in peripheral capitalist societies.

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Waterman, P. (1981). Workers, Peasants, Artisans, and Mothers (No. 91). ISS Occasional Papers. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from