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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • The Rise of the Outsidersby Steve Richards

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    Politics in the West has become unpredictable and tumultuous. In recent years, voters have deserted the political centre like never before. Whether it's Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, Tsipras, or even Corbyn, why have outsiders and populists flourished on far left and far right? Why is the political landscape shifting so rapidly? In this landmark book, celebrated... more...

  • Private Governmentby Elizabeth Anderson

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments—and why we can't see it One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number probably would be even higher if we recognized most employers for what they are—private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives, on duty and off. We normally... more...

  • Children and AIDSby Margaret Lombe; Alex Ochumbo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 119.95

    The disproportional loss of individuals to HIV/AIDS in their most productive years raises concerns over the welfare of surviving members of affected families and communities. One consequence of the rapid increase in adult mortality is the rise in the proportion of children who are orphaned. Sub-Saharan Africa, accounts for about 90 percent of these.... more...

  • Manpower Policies for the Use of Science and Technology in Developmentby Charles V. Kidd

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 31.95

    Manpower Policies for the Use of Science and Technology in Development discusses several factors to consider when making human-resource-related policies in the science and technology industries. The book is comprised of eight chapters; each chapter tackles a specific area of concern regarding manpower policies. Chapter 1 covers the frameworks and... more...

  • Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Starby Mary Hilson; Silke Neunsinger; Iben Vyff

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labour movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as this volume demonstrates, narratives of the so-called "Nordic model" can obscure the fact that experiences of work and... more...

  • Labour exploitation and work-based harmby Sam Scott

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 31.92

    This book provides a critical understanding of contemporary forced labour as a global social problem and argues that it should be located within the broader study of work-based harm. more...

  • Janesvilleby Amy Goldstein

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 27.00

    “Moving and magnificently well-researched... Janesville joins a growing family of books about the evisceration of the working class in the United States. What sets it apart is the sophistication of its storytelling and analysis.” — The New York Times A Washington Post reporter’s intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General... more...

  • The Field Guide to Understanding Human Errorby Sidney Dekker

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    When faced with a human error problem, you may be tempted to ask 'Why didn't they watch out better? How could they not have noticed?'. You think you can solve your human error problem by telling people to be more careful, by reprimanding the miscreants, by issuing a new rule or procedure. These are all expressions of 'The Bad Apple Theory', where you... more...

  • Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighterby Gregor Gall

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    This is the first biography of Bob Crow, the best-known union leader of his generation. It is a sympathetic but critical account, written from a radical sociological perspective. more...

  • Workplace regulation, employment and the Stateby Dennis Nickson; Paul Stewart; Jenny Rodriguez

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 199.00

    This E-book focuses on questions and themes relating to workplace regulation, employment and the state. An important aim of this E-book is to explore the ways in the role of the state has shifted as well as how different stakeholders engage with notions of regulation that consider the changing role of the state. The E-book showcases a range of theoretical,... more...