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  1. The Robot Revolution

    The Robot Revolution

    John Hudson
    In the coming decades robots and artificial intelligence will fundamentally change our world. In doing so they offer the hope of a golden future, but there are dangers. This book looks at both the history of robots, in science and in fiction, as well as the science behind robots. Specific chapters analyse the impact of robots on the labour market, people’s attitudes to robots, the impact of robots on society, and the appropriate policies to pursue to prepare our world for the robot revolution. Overall the book strikes a cautionary tone. Robots will change our world dramatically and they will also change human beings. These important issues are examined from the perspective of an economist, but the book is intended to appeal to a wider audience in the social sciences and beyond. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  2. Towards Convergence in Europe

    Towards Convergence in Europe

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    This book aims to answer a number of important questions. To what extent have European countries converged or diverged with EU-wide economic and social indicators over the past 20 years? What have been the drivers of convergence? Why do some countries lag behind, while others experience continuous upward convergence? Why are these trajectories not always linear? Particular attention is paid to the role of institutions, actors and industrial relations – focusing on the resources and strategies of governments, employers and trade unions – in nudging EU countries onto an upward convergence path. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 220.00   Web: $ 198.00
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  3. The Challenges of Self-Employment in Europe

    The Challenges of Self-Employment in Europe

    Edited by Renata Semenza, François Pichault
    This book aims at explaining the variance in legal status, working conditions, social protection and collective representation of self-employed professionals across Europe. Despite considerable diversity, the authors observe three strategic models of mobilisation: the provision of services; advocacy, lobbying and the political role; and the extension of collective bargaining. They highlight the new urgent challenges that have emerged including the implementation of universal social protection schemes, active labour market policies likely to support sustainable self-employment, and the renewal of social dialogue through bottom-up organisations to extend the collective representation of project-based professionals. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  4. Self-Employment as Precarious Work

    Self-Employment as Precarious Work

    Edited by Wieteke Conen, Joop Schippers
    Since the 1970s the long term decline in self-employment has slowed – and even reversed in some countries – and the prospect of ‘being your own boss’ is increasingly topical in the discourse of both the general public and within academia. Traditionally, self-employment has been associated with independent entrepreneurship, but increasingly it has become a form of precarious work. This book utilises evidence-based information to address both the current and future challenges of this trend as the nature of self-employment changes, as well as to demonstrate where, when and why self-employment has emerged as precarious work in Europe. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  5. Skilled Labor Mobility and Migration

    Skilled Labor Mobility and Migration

    Edited by Elisabetta Gentile
    One of the primary objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), established in 2015, was to boost skilled labor mobility within the region. This insightful book takes stock of the existing trends and patterns of skilled labor migration in the ASEAN. It endeavors to identify the likely winners and losers from the free movement of natural persons within the region through counterfactual policy simulations. Finally, it discusses existing issues and obstacles through case studies, as well as other sectoral examples. A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the Elgaronline platform - www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788116169/9781788116169.xml Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  6. Dependent Self-Employment

    Dependent Self-Employment

    Colin C. Williams, Ioana A. Horodnic
    Dependent self-employment is widely perceived as a rapidly growing form of precarious work conducted by marginalised lower-skilled workers subcontracted by large corporations. Unpacking a comprehensive survey of 35 European countries, Colin C. Williams and Ioana Alexandra Horodnic map the lived realities of the distribution and characteristics of dependent self-employment to challenge this broad and erroneous perception. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations

    Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations

    Edited by Keith Townsend, Kenneth Cafferkey, Aoife M. McDermott, Tony Dundon
    This Elgar Introduction provides an overview of some of the key theories that inform human resource management and employment relations as a field of study. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  8. Telework in the 21st Century

    Telework in the 21st Century

    Edited by Jon C. Messenger
    Technological developments have enabled a dramatic expansion and also an evolution of telework, broadly defined as using ICTs to perform work from outside of an employer’s premises. This volume offers a new conceptual framework explaining the evolution of telework over four decades. It reviews national experiences from Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan, the United States, and ten EU countries regarding the development of telework, its various forms and effects. It also analyses large-scale surveys and company case studies regarding the incidence of telework and its effects on working time, work-life balance, occupational health and well-being, and individual and organizational performance. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  9. The Handbook of Diverse Economies

    The Handbook of Diverse Economies

    Edited by J. K. Gibson-Graham, Kelly Dombroski
    Economic diversity abounds in a more-than-capitalist world, from worker-recuperated cooperatives and anti-mafia social enterprises to caring labour and the work of Earth Others, from fair trade and social procurement to community land trusts, free universities and Islamic finance. The Handbook of Diverse Economies presents research that inventories economic difference as a prelude to building ethical ways of living on our dangerously degraded planet. With contributing authors from twenty countries, it presents new thinking around subjectivity and methodology as strategies for making other worlds possible. Learn More
    March 2020   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  10. Organizing Matters

    Organizing Matters

    Guy Mundlak
    Organizing Matters demonstrates the interplay between two distinct logics of labour’s collective action: on the one hand – workers coming together, usually at their place of work, entrusting the union to represent their interests, and on the other hand – social bargaining in which the trade union constructs labour’s interests from the top-down The book investigates the tensions and potential complementarities between the two logics through the combination of a strong theoretical framework and an extensive qualitative case study of trade union organizing and recruitment in four countries – Austria, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands. These countries still utilize social-wide bargaining, but find it necessary to draw and develop strategies transposed from Anglo-American countries in response to continuously declining membership. Learn More
    May 2020   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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