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- Verso Books 2012; US$ 26.95
Each year, 200 million workers from China?s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China?s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce??scattered sand,? in Chinese parlance?and the most marginalized and impoverished group... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95
The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century?and perhaps for the last forty years?and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes. In 2012, Chicago... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 55.00
What happens if an employer cuts wages by one cent? Much of labor economics is built on the assumption that all the workers will quit immediately. Here, Alan Manning mounts a systematic challenge to the standard model of perfect competition. Monopsony in Motion stands apart by analyzing labor markets from the real-world perspective that employers... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Taking a geographical approach, this book produces new critical work on the interdependence between globalization and rural spaces. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of academics, and comparative case studies from Europe (West and East) and Asia, this book explores and discusses opportunities and challenges associated with globalising rural... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
In November 1994 the Norwegian electorate rejected membership of the European Union. Professor Archer examines the background to this decision both in terms of an expression of interests within Norway and in terms of national feeling. He then investigates the subsequent interaction between Norway and the EU through the European Economic Area (EEA)... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 114.95
Volume 16 of Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (AILR) highlights important and interesting aspects of industrial and labor relations. Such issues include alternative approaches to establishing an ownership culture, accounting for union collective action through resource acquisition and mobilization, union avoidance through double-breasting,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2006; US$ 28.99
This ethnographic study explores the links between agro-industrial employment in the context of economic adjustment programs and the individual experience of employment and economic change at the household level. Author Greta Friedemann-Sánchez's challenges the current academic consensus that transnational assembly line industries reinforce patriarchal... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
A definitive study of partnership at work in the UK, with extensive surveys and interviews in organizations from the finance, NHS and local government sectors. The authors challenge conventional assumptions about the mutual interest associated with partnership, and find evidence of work intensification where partnership has been introduced. more...