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  • Efficiency Wagesby Andrew Weiss

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Known for his seminal work in efficiency-wage theory, Andrew Weiss surveys recent research in the field and presents new results. He shows how wage schedules affect the kinds of workers a firm employs and how well those workers perform on the job. Using straightforward examples, he demonstrates how efficiency-wage theory can explain labor market outcomes... more...

  • Compensation Mechanisms for Job Risksby Michael J. Moore; W. Kip Viscusi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    In this major new work, Michael J. Moore and W. Kip Viscusi explore the question, "How are workers compensated for exposing themselves to the risk of physical injury while on the job?" The authors detail the diverse nature of labor market responses to job risks and the important role played by compensation-for-risk mechanisms. Following an overview... more...

  • Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917by Diane P. Koenker; William G. Rosenberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00 US$ 46.40

    More than seventy years since the Bolsheviks came to power, there is still no comprehensive study of workers' activism in history's first successful workers' revolution. Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917 is the first effort in any language to explore this issue in both quantitative and qualitative terms and to relate strikes to the broader processes... more...

  • The State and Working Womenby Mary Ruggie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Mary Ruggie's controversial study of British and Swedish labor market, anti-discrimination, and child care programs argues that gender-based policy alone cannot substantially raise the economic status of women workers. Rather, policies for women must be developed within the context of more general economic and social policies Originally published... more...

  • Doing History from the Bottom Upby Staughton Lynd

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history. more...

  • The Influence Machineby Alyssa Katz

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    An illuminating history and groundbreaking investigation tracing how a single trade organization turned itself into the most dangerous political weapon in America   When Americans hear the words ?Chamber of Commerce,? many still think of the local business associations that spruce up Main Streets and sponsor Little League teams around the country.... more...

  • Bloody Williamsonby Paul M. Angle

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 22.00

    This is a horror story of native American violence. It carries a grim lesson for the whole country. Political doctrines have played no part in the violence and murder that have brought much ill fame to one corner of Illinois. On the map, Williamson is just another county. But in history it is a place in which a strange disease has raged for more than... more...

  • Do What You Loveby Miya Tokumitsu

    Regan Arts. 2015; US$ 19.95

    The American claim that we should love and be passionate about our job may sound uplifting, or at least, harmless, but Do What You Love exposes the tangible damages such rhetoric has leveled upon contemporary society. Virtue and capital have always been twins in the capitalist, industrialized West. Our ideas of what the ?virtues? of pursuing success... more...

  • Globalizing democracyby Katherine Fierlbeck

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    This new edition examines some of the philosophical and theoretical issues underlying the 'democratic project' which increasingly dominates the fields of comparative development and international relations. The first concern presented here is normative and epistemological: as democracy becomes more widely accepted as the political currency of legitimacy,... more...

  • Autobiography of Mother Jonesby Mary Harris Jones; Clarence Darrow; Mary Field Parton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. more...