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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99
There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested social foundations upon which the global economy stands. Through a combination of theoretical works and a series of case studies, the... 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00
This book examines informal workers' alternative social movements in India. more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95
The poultry processing industry in El Dorado, Arkansas, was an economic powerhouse in the latter half of the twentieth century. It was the largest employer in the interconnected region of South Arkansas and North Louisiana surrounding El Dorado, and the fates of many related companies and farms depended on its continued financial success. We Just... more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 32.99
This book shows the dynamic world of the bicycle messenger through a sociological lens, based on a five-year participant observation study. The research shows how messengers work within a political-economic system that devalues semi-skilled labor and strips people of emotional fulfillment. more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99
Environmental scholars and specialists from U.S. and China provide insightful comparisons and analyses of environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and ChinaOs western regions. A special focus is provided on the lessons of the U.S. experience for environmental protection in ChinaOs western regions, the biological and environmental... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99
The Polish crisis in the early 1980s provoked a great deal of reaction in the West. Not only governments, but social movements were also touched by the changes. This book analyzes Western European social reaction to the Independent Self-governing Trade Union Solidarnosc, Revealing how many unionists hesitated between dZtente and workers' rights, between... more...
- R&L Education 2010; US$ 34.99
This book explores unions and collective bargaining in the public schools of America. Changes that may move labor relations into professional relations and away from the industrial labor union model and diminish the schism that exists between educators are discussed. more...