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  • Continental Crucibleby Richard Roman; Edur Velasco Arregui; Mel Watkins; Steve Early

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    The crucible of North American neoliberal transformation is heating up, but its outcome is far from clear. Continental Crucible examines the clash between the corporate offensive and the forces of resistance from both a pancontinental and a class struggle perspective. This book also illustrates the ways in which the capitalist classes in Canada,... more...

  • Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarityby Paul Routledge; Andrew Cumbers

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 94.99

    This book provides a critical investigation of what has been termed the 'global justice movement'. Through a detailed study of a grassroots peasants' network in Asia (People's Global Action), an international trade union network (the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mining and General Workers) and the Social Forum process,... more...

  • Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Communityby Stella Gaon

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    This volume explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to entail. Most significantly, contributors intervene in traditional democratic theory by boldly contesting the widely-held assumption that increased inclusion,... more...

  • Safe Design and Construction of Machineryby Dr Elizabeth Bluff

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The origin of this book is the compelling evidence that a high proportion of machinery-related deaths and injuries are attributable to genuine and serious risks originating within machine design and construction. This trend continues despite significant legal obligations, notably the European regulatory regime giving effect to the Machinery Directive... 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...

  • The State and Working Women: A Comparative Study of Britain and Swedenby Mary Ruggie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Efficiency Wages: Models of Unemployment, Layoffs, and Wage Dispersionby Andrew Weiss

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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 Risks: Wages, Workers' Compensation, and Product Liabilityby Michael J. Moore; W. Kip Viscusi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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$ 52.95

    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...

  • Diamonds in the Roughby Todd Cleveland

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Diamonds in the Rough explores the lives of African laborers on Angola?s diamond mines from the commencement of operations in 1917 to the colony?s independence from Portugal in 1975. The mines were owned and operated by the Diamond Company of Angola, or Diamang, which enjoyed exclusive mining and labor concessions granted by the colonial government.... more...