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  1. The Political Economy of Wages and Unemployment

    The Political Economy of Wages and Unemployment

    William Oliver Coleman
    In this tightly argued work William Coleman explores the macroeconomic implications of politically based restraints on competition in labour markets. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  2. The Shape of the Division of Labour

    The Shape of the Division of Labour

    Edited by Robert M. Solow, Jean-Philippe Touffut
    How is work divided up in the household, within an industry, a nation or between continents? What are the dynamics of the division of labour? The wide-ranging contributions to this book explore these questions from technological, capital and political perspectives. They include in-depth studies of gender, the firm, countries’ economic specializations, ICTs, foreign direct investment and agriculture. In this book, ten distinguished contributors – economists, scholars and practitioners – take stock of the shape of the division of labour and provide useful policy recommendations. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Fair Wages

    Fair Wages

    Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    Over the last decade the emergence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has contributed towards better corporate governance by tackling such burning issues as child labour and basic human rights violations. However, as the author argues in this important new book, the time has now come to incorporate wage issues into CSR. Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead proposes a new methodology, the ‘Fair Wage’ approach, which should allow all CSR actors to make progress in this field through a coherent and comprehensive set of fair wage dimensions and indicators. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  4. Employment Protection Legislation

    Employment Protection Legislation

    Per Skedinger
    Employment protection legislation is one of the most controversial issues in the labour market. In this insightful book, Per Skedinger provides an overview of the design, evolution and research on the effects of employment protection legislation around the world. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  5. The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU

    The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    This book provides in-depth and innovative analysis of the minimum wage in Europe. The authors explore its role and scope within the enlarged EU, and address the question of whether there should be harmonization between the individual member states or even a common EU minimum wage. They also examine the impact of the minimum wage at the national level, looking at trends and effects through case studies of specific policy issues and industrial sectors. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 197.00   Web: $ 177.30
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  6. The Labour Market Triangle

    The Labour Market Triangle

    Edited by Paul de Beer, Trudie Schils
    Currently, European governments are being challenged to find an optimal social policy strategy that fosters 'flexicurity’, whereby a flexible, well-functioning labour market is achieved, whilst protection for workers is maintained. This fascinating book presents an in-depth study of the particular combination of unemployment insurance, employment protection and active labour market policies prevalent in seven European countries. The editors explore the formal laws and regulations, as well as the administration and implementation of social policy, paying special attention to the role of the social partners. The country comparison shows that the combination of social policy instruments is important to labour market performance, but that multiple optimal mixes already seem to exist. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  7. The Integration of European Labour Markets

    The Integration of European Labour Markets

    Edited by Ewald Nowotny, Peter Mooslechner, Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald
    Combining both academic and practitioner perspectives, this book provides authoritative insights into the integration of European labour markets against the background of increasing international labour mobility. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  8. Work after Globalization

    Work after Globalization

    Guy Standing
    In this ground-breaking book, Guy Standing offers a new perspective on work and citizenship, rejecting the labourist orientation of the 20th century. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  9. Taxing the Working Poor

    Taxing the Working Poor

    Achim Kemmerling
    In most industrialized countries the tax burden of poor people has increased dramatically over the last few decades. This book analyses both the political origins of this increase and its consequences for the labour market. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. Innovating European Labour Markets

    Innovating European Labour Markets

    Edited by Peter Ester, Ruud Muffels, Joop Schippers, Ton Wilthagen
    This book examines innovative theoretical perspectives and novel labour market policy responses to Europe’s changing work demands, employment careers and life courses. It presents creative ideas and recommendations for flexicurity policies at various levels and in different social and economic contexts. The driving factors determining the performance of dissimilar pathways in Europe are identified in regard to their impact on the flexibility/security nexus. Key issues in the current European policy debate are addressed, including how innovative policies are designed in the areas of working time, education, work–life balance, employment relations, retirement and migration, how they are put into practice and what determines their level of success. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  11. New Directions in the Study of Work and Employment

    New Directions in the Study of Work and Employment

    Edited by Charles J. Whalen
    Charles Whalen’s book identifies avenues leading to the revitalization of industrial relations as an academic discipline. The contributors, a stellar assemblage of the field’s leading scholars, demonstrate there is much work to be done: the scope and intellectual content of industrial relations need to be reconsidered; academic and social institutions must be reshaped; and new conceptual and practical issues demand attention. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe

    Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe

    Edited by Ruud Muffels
    This book seeks to gain a better understanding of the paradoxical relationship between the alleged need of European labour markets to become more flexible and the way in which national policies pursue this aim without jeopardising existing high standards of income and employment security. Special interest is devoted to the way in which countries opt for different policy routes to cope with the aim of balancing flexibility and security goals in their respective labour market and social protection policies. The contributions in this book all try to unveil the particular changes or transitions occurring in the various labour markets, to learn about their medium and longer term effects and the role of institutions and policies to cushion the adverse consequences of these changes. By studying some ‘best practices’ in Denmark, Canada and Australia they also draw some important lessons about the reasons why national policies might either fail or better cope with the challenges Europe face today. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  13. Restructuring Work and Employment in Europe

    Restructuring Work and Employment in Europe

    Edited by Bernard Gazier, Frédéric Bruggeman
    This detailed, comprehensive study on downsizing in Europe is underpinned by cross-national, interdisciplinary empirical research on restructuring management in five European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It contains systematic national comparative overviews, and transversal analyses of more than 30 in-depth case studies, taking into account a broad range of perspectives across professional human resources managers, unions’ representatives, local and national civil servants, social workers and physicians. The authors examine strategic choices and practices in national and local contexts, showing that the practice of restructuring is not as heterogeneous as many previous studies have indicated or predicted. Systematic policy proposals for better economic and social management of restructuring are also prescribed. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  14. The Working Poor in Europe

    The Working Poor in Europe

    Edited by Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Henning Lohmann
    For a long time in-work poverty was not associated with European welfare states. Recently, the topic has gained relevance as welfare state retrenchment and international competition in globalized economies has put increasing pressures on individuals and families. This book provides explanations as to why in-work poverty is high in certain countries and low in others. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  15. Full Employment in Europe

    Full Employment in Europe

    Günther Schmid
    Transitional Labour Markets (TLM) – defined as legitimate, negotiated and politically supported sets of various employment options in critical events over the life course – are an essential ingredient of modern full employment strategies. After assessing the European Employment Strategy, this book offers a detailed comparative analysis of employment performance for selected European member states and the United States. It suggests that successful employment systems arise from a new paradigm of flexibility and security (‘flexicurity’) the balance of which varies according to countries’ institutional paths. Whilst there is no ‘best practice’, TLM theory does provide normative and analytical principles that can be generalised for various institutional settings. The book also provides good practice examples for managing critical transitions over the life course – from education to employment, from one job to another, from unemployment to employment, from private activities to gainful work and from employment to retirement – and develops the contours for extending unemployment insurance to work–life insurance. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  16. Full Employment Abandoned

    Full Employment Abandoned

    William Mitchell, Joan Muysken
    This book dismantles the arguments used by policy makers to justify the abandonment of full employment as a valid goal of national governments. Bill Mitchell and Joan Muysken trace the theoretical analysis of the nature and causes of unemployment over the last 150 years and argue that the shift from involuntary to ‘natural rate’ conceptions of unemployment since the 1960s has driven an ideological backlash against Keynesian policy interventions. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  17. The Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies

    The Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies

    Edited by Jaap de Koning
    This book argues that active labour market policies are necessary to improve the position of the unemployed but have so far performed relatively poorly. The contributing authors seek ways to improve active labour market policy and consider three means of doing so: improving the quality by better targeting and by better-designed measures, more efficient implementation and delivery, and better performance by benchmarking the various implementation agencies involved. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  18. Handbook on the Economics of Discrimination

    Handbook on the Economics of Discrimination

    Edited by William M. Rodgers III
    Discrimination’s dynamic nature means that no single theory, method, data or study should be relied upon to assess its magnitude, causes, or remedies. Despite some gains in our understanding, these remain active areas of debate among researchers, practitioners and policymakers. The specially commissioned papers in this volume, all by distinguished contributors, present the full range of issues related to this complex and challenging problem. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  19. Labour Market Adjustments in Europe

    Labour Market Adjustments in Europe

    Edited by Julián Messina, Claudio Michelacci, Jarkko Turunen, Gylfi Zoega
    The group of contributors in this book come from academia and international organizations in Europe and the USA. They focus on trade unions, which affect real-wage flexibility and the provision of training to workers. They also concentrate on employment protection legislation, which discourages firms from firing old workers and also from hiring new ones. The structure of housing market imperfections that can greatly affect regional mobility is also discussed. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  20. Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Edited by Diane Perrons, Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Kath Ray, Kevin Ward
    Contemporary societies are characterised by new and more flexible working patterns, new family structures and widening social divisions. This book explores how these macro-level changes affect the micro organisation of daily life, with reference to working patterns and gender divisions in Northern and Western Europe and the United States. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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