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  1. Austerity, Retrenchment and the Welfare State

    Austerity, Retrenchment and the Welfare State

    Bent Greve
    Are we living in an age of permanent austerity? In this insightful book, Bent Greve provides a comprehensive empirical analysis of welfare states since 2000, exploring the ways by which austerity can be measured and quantified. Through detailed comparative analysis between states, this book dissects the implementation of economic retrenchment, its extent and impact in Europe. Learn More
    January 2020   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  2. 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
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  3. Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment

    Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment

    Edited by Gregor Gall
    Providing a thorough overview of the political nature and dynamics of the world of work, labour and employment, this timely Handbook draws together an interdisciplinary range of top contributors to explore the interdependent relationship between politics and labour, work and employment. The Handbook explores the purpose, roles, rights and powers of employers and management, workers and unions, states and governments in the age of globalised neo-liberalism. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  4. 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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  5. Precarious Work

    Precarious Work

    Edited by Jeff Kenner, Izabela Florczak, Marta Otto
    This discerning book provides a wide-ranging comparative analysis of the legal and social policy challenges posed by the spread of different forms of precarious work in Europe, with various social models in force and a growing ‘gig economy’ workforce. It not only considers the theoretical foundations of the concept of precarious work, but also offers invaluable insight into the potential methods of addressing this phenomenon through labour regulation and case law at EU and national level. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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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. 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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  8. New Parents in Europe

    New Parents in Europe

    Edited by Daniela Grunow, Marie Evertsson
    This innovative book explores the different ways in which dual-earner couples in contemporary welfare states plan for, realize and justify their divisions of work and care during the transition to parenthood. Providing a unique comparative, longitudinal and qualitative analysis of new parents in eight European countries, this timely book explicitly locates couples’ beliefs and negotiations in the wider context of national institutional structures. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. 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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  10. Social Security Outside the Realm of the Employment Contract

    Social Security Outside the Realm of the Employment Contract

    Edited by Mies Westerveld, Marius Olivier
    All over the world countries face the challenge of inadequate social security coverage for workers without an employment contact. In countries of the global south, this phenomenon is a natural consequence of large informal economies. Countries in the global north increasingly witness the same issue, due to growing labour market flexibility (flex contracts, dependent self-employment, digitization of labour). In this book authors from both hemispheres exchange insights, experiments and practices with the intention of finding better ways to deal with the social security challenges facing workers. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Youth Unemployment and Job Insecurity in Europe

    Youth Unemployment and Job Insecurity in Europe

    Edited by Bjørn Hvinden, Christer Hyggen, Mi A. Schoyen, Tomáš Sirovátka
    Providing original insights into the factors causing early job insecurity in European countries, this book examines its short- and long-term consequences. It assesses public policies seeking to diminish the risks to young people facing prolonged job insecurity and reduce the severity of these impacts. Based on the findings of a major study across nine European countries, this book examines the diverse strategies that countries across the continent use to help young people overcome employment barriers. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  14. Negotiating Early Job Insecurity

    Negotiating Early Job Insecurity

    Edited by Bjørn Hvinden, Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mi A. Schoyen, Christer Hyggen
    Offering new knowledge and insights into European job markets, this book explores how young men and women experience job insecurity. By combining analysis of original data collected through a variety of innovative methods, it compares the trajectories of early job insecurity in nine European countries. Focusing on the ways in which young adults deal with this by actively increasing their chances of getting a job through a variety of methods, as the book shows how governmental policies can be altered to reduce early job insecurity. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  15. Youth, Diversity and Employment

    Youth, Diversity and Employment

    Edited by Rune Halvorsen, Bjørn Hvinden
    Including youth in the labour market is a major challenge facing many European countries. This book examines the transitions from education to employment with a focus on Nordic youth in the broader European context. The book combines insights from the social sciences and law by linking the challenges facing young people in general and the more specific barriers facing the more vulnerable groups of young people. Youth, Diversity and Employment provides original insights on the interdependencies or interaction between redistributive and regulatory social policies. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  16. Reducing Inequalities in Europe

    Reducing Inequalities in Europe

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    International debate has recently focused on increased inequalities and the adverse effects they may have on both social and economic developments. Income inequality, now at its highest level for the past half-century, may not only undermine the sustainability of European social policy but also put at risk Europe’s sustainable recovery. A common feature of recent reports on inequality (ILO, OECD, IMF, 2015–17) is their recognition that the causes emerge from mechanisms in the world of work. The purpose of this book is to investigate the possible role of industrial relations, and labour policies more generally, in reducing these inequalities. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 220.00   Web: $ 198.00
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  17. Industrial Relations in Emerging Economies

    Industrial Relations in Emerging Economies

    Edited by Susan Hayter, Chang-Hee Lee
    This book examines industrial and employment relations in the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey, and assesses the contribution of industrial relations institutions to inclusive development. The book uses real-world examples to examine the evolution of industrial relations and of organised interest representation on labour issues. It reveals contested institutional pathways, despite a continuing demand for independent collective interest representation in labour relations. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  18. The Home

    The Home

    Edited by Antonio Argandoña
    In the first major work to take the home as a center of analysis for global social problems, experts from a variety of fields reveal the multidimensional reality of the home and its role in societies worldwide. This unique book serves as a basis for action by proposing global legislative, political and institutional initiatives with the home in mind. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  19. Handbook on In-Work Poverty

    Handbook on In-Work Poverty

    Edited by Henning Lohmann, Ive Marx
    There has been a rapid global expansion of academic and policy attention focusing on in-work poverty, acknowledging that across the world a large number of the poor are ‘working poor’. Taking a global and multi-disciplinary perspective, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current research at the intersection between work and poverty. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2019   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  20. Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth

    Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth

    Edited by Colin Fenwick, Valérie Van Goethem
    This book offers a critical reflection on the operation and effects of labour regulation. It articulates the broad goals and extensive potential for it to contribute to inclusive development, while also considering the limits of some areas of regulation and governance. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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