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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • 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$ 31.99

    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...

  • Street Democracyby Sandra C. Mendiola Garcia

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    No visitor to Mexico can fail to recognize the omnipresence of street vendors, selling products ranging from fruits and vegetables to prepared food and clothes. The vendors compose a large part of the informal economy, which altogether represents at least 30 percent of Mexico?s economically active population. Neither taxed nor monitored by the government,... more...

  • The Politics of Valueby Jane L. Collins

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 26.00

    The Great Recession not only shook Americans? economic faith but also prompted powerful critiques of economic institutions. This timely book explores three movements that gathered force after 2008: the rise of the benefit corporation, which requires social responsibility and eschews share price as the best metric for success; the emergence of a new... more...

  • Where Are The Unions?by Sian Lazar; Peter Waterman

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    The first comprehensive comparison of the pink tide in Latin America, the Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa and the Occupy and anti-austerity movements in Europe and North America, with a focus on the apparent lack of union involvement more...

  • Labor Under Fireby Timothy J. Minchin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    From the Reagan years to the present, the labor movement has faced a profoundly hostile climate. As America's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO was forced to reckon with severe political and economic headwinds. Yet the AFL-CIO survived, consistently fighting for programs that benefited millions of Americans, including social security, unemployment... 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...