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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • Marx After Marxby Harry Harootunian

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Harry Harootunian questions the claims of Western Marxism? and its presumption of the final completion of capitalism. If this shift in Marxism reflected the recognition that the expected revolutions were not forthcoming in the years before World War II, its Cold War afterlife helped to both unify the West in its struggle with the Soviet Union and... more...

  • Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africaby Akbar Noman; Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The revival of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is all the more welcome for having followed one of the worst economic disasters since the industrial revolution. Six of the world?s fastest growing economies in the 2000s were African. But with the exception of Ethiopia and Rwanda, the growth of these African nations was largely fueled by discoveries... more...

  • Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrantsby Louise Waite; Gary Craig; Hannah Lewis; Klara Skrivankova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Globalization, the economic crisis and related policies of austerity have led to a growth in extreme exploitation at work, with migrants particularly vulnerable. This book explores the lives of the growing numbers of severely exploited labourers in the world today, questioning how we can respond to such globalized patterns of extreme inequality. more...

  • Cotton Cultivation and Child Labor in Post-Soviet Uzbekistanby Bilal Bhat

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Uzbekistan is the world's fifth-largest producer and second-largest exporter of cotton in the world, and unlike other countries where child labor is common, it is Uzbekistan's official policy to employ children. This book discusses the use of child labor in cotton cultivation in Uzbekistan following the fall of the Soviet Union, drawing on extensive... more...

  • 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...

  • The Political Behaviour of Temporary Workersby Paul Marx

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Insecure temporary employment is growing in Europe, but we know little about how being in such jobs affects political preferences and behaviour. Combining insights from psychology, political science and labour market research, this book offers new theories and evidence on the political repercussions of temporary jobs. 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...