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  • Individualism and Inequalityby Ralph Fevre

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    A belief in individual self-determination powered the development of universal human rights and inspired social movements from anti-slavery to socialism and feminism. At the same time, every attempt to embed individualism in systems of education and employment has eventually led to increased social inequality. Across the globe individualism has been... more...

  • The Song of the Shirtby Jeremy Seabrook

    Hurst 2015; US$ 14.99

    A powerfully written exporse on the global garment industry by a leading expert. It will make you think twice before buying from the Gap, Walmart, Benetton, etc. more...

  • Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United Statesby Andrew Kolin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 104.00

    This book explores the political economy of labor repression, expanding the meaning of repression by looking at the relation of politics to economics. It explains how and why this relation leads to the repression of labor and considers how labor repression develops over time from the social relation of capital and labor, and how this is expressed... more...

  • Representation and Rebellionby Jonathan H. Rees

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 27.95

    In response to the tragedy of the Ludlow Massacre, John D. Rockefeller Jr. introduced one of the nation’s first employee representation plans (ERPs) to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company in 1915. With the advice of William Mackenzie King, who would go on to become prime minister of Canada, the plan—which came to be known as the Rockefeller Plan—was... more...

  • Europe's Disappearing Middle Class?by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    While recent studies have highlighted the phenomenon and risks of increased inequalities between the top and the bottom of society, little research has so far been carried out on trends relating to the median income range that generally represents the middle class. This volume examines the following questions: what are the main transformations in the... more...

  • Europe in Revoltby Catarina Príncipe; Bhaskar Sunkara

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 17.00

    A gripping and authoritative account of the uprisings against extreme austerity that have shaken Europe. more...

  • Living Wages Around the Worldby Richard Anker; Martha Anker

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    This manual describes a new methodology to measure a decent but basic standard of living in different countries and how much workers need to earn to afford this, making it possible for researchers to estimate comparable living wages around the world and determine gaps between living wages and prevailing wages, even in countries with limited secondary... more...

  • Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Centuryby Elin Haugsgjerd Allern; Tim Bale

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    This volume examines and assesses the contemporary relationships between old left-of-centre parties and trade unions in twelve countries that have been democracies since at least the mid- to late-1940s. more...

  • Patterns In Safety Thinkingby Geoffrey R. McIntyre

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Safety is more than the absence of accidents. Safety has the goal of transforming the levels of risk that are inherent in all human activity, while its interdisciplinary nature extends its influence far into most corporate management and government regulatory actions. Yet few engineers have attended a safety course, conference or even a lecture in... more...

  • The Limits of Expertiseby R. Key Dismukes; Benjamin A. Berman; Loukia Loukopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Why would highly skilled, well-trained pilots make errors that lead to accidents when they had safely completed many thousands of previous flights? The majority of all aviation accidents are attributed primarily to human error, but this is often misinterpreted as evidence of lack of skill, vigilance, or conscientiousness of the pilots. The Limits... more...