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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • Powering Europeby Rafael Kandiyoti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Seeking clarity about the conflict in Ukraine and responding to the urgent need to analyze Europe's energy prospects outside of Russia, Kandiyoti links analysis of real energy infrastructure with analysis of the political and economic dynamics unfolding at local, national, regional, and global levels. more...

  • Safety Management Systems in Aviationby Mr Carl D Halford; Mr John J Goglia; Professor Alan J Stolzer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 49.95

    Although aviation is among the safest modes of transportation in the world today, accidents still happen. In order to further reduce accidents and improve safety, proactive approaches must be adopted by the aviation community. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that all of its member states implement Safety Management... more...

  • Household Workers Uniteby Premilla Nadasen

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Telling the stories of African American domestic workers, this book resurrects a little-known history of domestic worker activism in the 1960s and 1970s, offering new perspectives on race, labor, feminism, and organizing.   In this groundbreaking history of African American domestic-worker organizing, scholar and activist Premilla Nadasen shatters... more...

  • Do What You Loveby Miya Tokumitsu

    Regan Arts. 2015; US$ 19.95 US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Labor Standards in International Supply Chainsby Daniel Berliner; Anne Regan Greenleaf; Milli Lake; Margaret Levi; Jennifer Noveck

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Labor Standards in International Supply Chains examines developments in working conditions over the past thirty years. The authors analyze the stakeholders and mechanisms that create challenges and opportunities for improving labor rights around the world, in sectors including apparel, footwear and electronics. Extended examples from China, Honduras,... more...

  • Leverage of the Weakby Hwa-Jen Liu

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Comparing Taiwan and South Korea strategically, Hwa-Jen Liu seeks an answer to a deceptively simple question: Why do social movements appear at different times in a nation?s development? Despite their apparent resemblance?a colonial heritage, authoritarian rule, rapid industrialization, and structural similarities?Taiwan and South Korea were opposites... more...

  • Making the Empire Workby Daniel E. Bender; Jana K. Lipman

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    Millions of laborers, from the Philippines to the Caribbean, performed the work of the United States empire. Forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center, workers harvested sugar, cleaned hotel rooms, provided sexual favors, and filled military ranks. Placing working men and women at the center of the long history of the... 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...

  • Strike Action and Nation Buildingby David De Vries

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    Strike-action has long been a notable phenomenon in Israeli society, despite forces that have weakened its recurrence, such as the Arab-Jewish conflict, the decline of organized labor, and the increasing precariousness of employment. While the impact of strikes was not always immense, they are deeply rooted in Israel's past during the Ottoman Empire... more...

  • Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisisby Andreas Bieler; Roland Erne; Darragh Golden; Idar Helle; Knut Kjeldstadli; Tiago Matos; Sabina Stan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 40.99

    Exploring a range of transnational labour movements, the book provides a theory for understanding how collective action succeeds and fails. more...