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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • International Maritime Transport Costsby Gordon Wilmsmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Based on in-depth empirical research this book develops our understanding of maritime transport costs, the maritime industry and the competitiveness of regions in a global market environment through a geographical lens. Further, the book uses a unique set of data that gives an extensive insight into Latin American international maritime transport costs... more...

  • Worldwide Knowledge?by Martina Fuchs

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Putting forward a comprehensive view of knowledge with a specific perspective on place and space, this book provides a new perspective on the globalisation of knowledge. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, the principal agenda of this volume is to open up a perspective ‘beyond knowledge’- i.e. beyond the interpretation of knowledge as scientific-technical... more...

  • Doing History from the Bottom Upby Staughton Lynd

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 17.00

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history. more...

  • International Perspectives on Participationby Jaime Ortega

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 134.95

    Volume 15 of the successful series Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms, AEAP provides a leading forum for high-quality original theoretical and empirical research in the broad area of participatory and labor managed organizations. more...

  • Making Modern Girlsby Abosede A. George

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Making Modern Girls, Abosede A. George examines the influence of African social reformers and the developmentalist colonial state on the practice and ideology of girlhood as well as its intersection with child labor in Lagos, Nigeria. It draws from gender studies, generational studies, labor history, and urban history to shed new light on the... more...

  • New Labour Policy, Industrial Relations and the Trade Unionsby Steve Coulter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    New Labour was outwardly hostile to trade unions and their concerns. Yet the Blair government worked closely with the TUC on several key employment reforms. Steve Coulter analyses the dimensions of the often fractious Labour-union partnership and shows how the TUC pursued an 'insider lobbying' route to influence the shape of New Labour's policies.... more...

  • Neoliberal Industrial Relations Policy in the UKby Conor Cradden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    From attempts to control inflation in the 1970s, through the reforms of the Thatcher years, to the rise and fall of New Labour, this book shows how different theories and conceptual models have been critical to the development of industrial relations in the UK. more...

  • Factors Affecting Worker Well-Beingby Solomon W. Polachek; Konstantinos Tatsiramos

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    This volume puts the spotlight on worker well-being. It looks at key questions such as: How important is incentive pay in increasing worker productivity? Does monitoring productivity affect a worker’s earnings trajectory? How is the decision to retire different in two-earner families compared to one-earner families? more...

  • We Just Keep Running the Lineby LaGuana Gray

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The poultry processing industry in El Dorado, Arkansas, was an economic powerhouse in the latter half of the twentieth century. It was the largest employer in the interconnected region of South Arkansas and North Louisiana surrounding El Dorado, and the fates of many related companies and farms depended on its continued financial success. We Just... more...

  • Government against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequencesby Daniel DiSalvo

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    As workers in the private sector struggle with stagnant wages, disappearing benefits, and retirement ages that are moving further and further out onto the horizon, unionized gym teachers and lifeguards employed by the public sector retire in their fifties with over $100,000 a year in pension and healthcare benefits. Some even supplement this generous... more...