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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • Left Americanaby Paul Le Blanc

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 19.99

    Essays highlighting socialist and left-wing traditions that helped shape US history in the direction of liberty and justice for all". 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...

  • 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...

  • Talking Safetyby Tim Marsh

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 34.95

    Talking Safety summarises in a short user-friendly read the key element of safety leadership - the management and supervisor 'walk and talk'. Safety standards are set by a combination of three things: first, the basic systems: risk assessments, procedures, training, inductions and maintenance; second, the amount of objective learning about the inevitable... more...

  • Personal Safety for Health Care Workersby Pauline Bibby

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 84.95

    This book is aimed at employers, managers and professional and administrative staff in the health care services. GP practices, home visits and the hospital are all covered. Despite growing evidence of violence against health care workers, some employers have been slow to acknowledge the risks faced in both primary and secondary health care settings.... more...

  • The Human Contributionby James Reason

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    This book explores the human contribution to the reliability and resilience of complex, well-defended systems. Usually the human is considered a hazard - a system component whose unsafe acts are implicated in the majority of catastrophic breakdowns. However there is another perspective that has been relatively little studied in its own right - the... more...

  • The New Guide to Identityby Wolff Olins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    It is, of course, commonplace for corporations to operate sophisticated identity programmes. But identity has now moved way beyond the commercial area. We live in a world in which cities, charities, universities, clubs - in fact any activity that involves more than two or three people - all seem to have identities too. However, very few of these... more...