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  • Risky Rewardsby Andrew Hopkins; Sarah Maslen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 59.95

    Financial incentives have long been used to try to influence professional values and practices. Recent events including the global financial crisis and the BP Texas City refinery disaster have been linked to such incentives, with commentators calling for a critical look at these systems given the catastrophic outcomes. Risky Rewards engages with this... more...

  • Recruiting Immigrant Workers Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Austria 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00

    Austria has low levels of labour migration from non-EU/EFTA countries. At the same time, intra-EU free mobility has grown significantly and since 2011, overall migration for employment is above the OECD average. It recently reformed its labour migration system, making it more ready to accept labour migrants where they are needed, especially in medium-skilled... more...

  • DIY Super For Dummiesby Trish Power

    Wiley 2015; US$ 21.56

    Taking control of your super is easier than you think Now in its third edition, DIY Super For Dummies contains all the expert information and advice you need to confidently set up and manage your fund, navigate the ever-changing super rules, and invest your fund wisely. Written in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For... more...

  • Integral Polityby Ronnie Lessem; Ibrahim Abouleish; Marko Pogacnik; Louis Herman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Integral spirituality, integral philosophy and the integral age, at an overall or holistic level of consciousness, has become a strong enough idea to form the genesis of a movement over the course of the last half century--and Integral Polity applies this notion to business, economics and enterprise. Using case studies ranging across the globe this... more...

  • Skilled Migration, Expectation and Realityby Ying Lu; Ramanie Samaratunge; Charmine E. J. Härtel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    In Skilled Migration, Expectation and Reality the authors offer the findings of their research into the acculturation and integration issues confronting Professional Chinese Immigrants in the Australian labour market. This rigorous quantitative and qualitative study is one of the first systematic examinations of acculturation to focus specifically... more...

  • Employers, Agencies and Immigrationby Anna Triandafyllidou; Sabrina Marchetti

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Exploring the performance by immigrants of domestic and care work in European households, this book places the employer centre-stage, examining the role of the employer and his or her agents in securing the balance between work, family and welfare needs, as well as investigating both who the employers are and the nature of their relationships with... more...

  • Caring on the Clockby Mignon Duffy; Amy Armenia; Clare L. Stacey; Margaret K. Nelson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    A nurse inserts an I.V. A personal care attendant helps a quadriplegic bathe and get dressed. A nanny reads a bedtime story to soothe a child to sleep. Every day, workers like these provide critical support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.  Caring on the Clock  provides a wealth of insight into these workers, who take care of... more...

  • The Political Economy of Border Drawingby Regine Paul

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    The conditions for non-EU migrant workers to gain legal entry to Britain, France, and Germany are at the same time similar and quite different. To explain this variation this book compares the fine-grained legal categories for migrant workers in each country, and examines the interaction of economic, social, and cultural rationales in determining... more...

  • It's Not Like I'm Poorby Sarah Halpern-Meekin; Kathryn Edin; Laura Tach; Jennifer Sykes

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time?a combination of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months? wages as well as the hope of investing... more...

  • Shake-Outby Mark Friedberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark... more...