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  1. Work Sharing during the Great Recession

    Work Sharing during the Great Recession

    Edited by Jon C. Messenger, Naj Ghosheh
    ‘Work sharing’ is a labour market instrument devised to distribute a reduced volume of work to the same (or similar) number of workers over a diminished period of working time in order to avoid redundancies. This fascinating and timely study presents the concept and history of work sharing and explores the complexities and trade-offs involved in its use as both a strategy for preserving jobs and a policy for increasing employment. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  2. Public Sector Shock

    Public Sector Shock

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    The goal of this volume is to study this ‘public sector shock’. While budgetary reforms seek to ensure a more balanced and sound economic policy, they may generate new work inequalities among public sector employees, most particularly among women, who account for a considerable proportion of public sector employment. Cuts in education and training may also have an impact on the quality of human capital in both the public and private sectors, despite the fact that the recent crisis has shown the value of education as employees with better skills and training are more likely to maintain their jobs and incomes. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 231.00   Web: $ 207.90
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  3. Economic and Social Integration

    Economic and Social Integration

    Dagmar Schiek
    The book draws on a unique content and discourse analysis of all Grand Chamber decisions on substantive EU law since May 2004. It finds the EU’s ‘judicial constitution’ to be more nuanced and more uniform than expected. While the Court of Justice enforces the constitution of integration, it favours economic freedoms under mainly liberal paradigms, but socially embeds constitutionalism in citizenship cases. The ‘judicial constitution’ contrasts with EU Treaties after the Treaty of Lisbon in that their new value base enhances European social integration. However, the Treaties too seem contradictory in that they do not expand the EU’s competence regime accordingly. In the light of these contradictions, Dagmar Schiek proposes a ‘constitution of social governance’: the Court and EU institutions should encourage steps towards social integration at EU level to be taken by transnational societal actors, rather than condemn their relevant activity. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 144.00   Web: $ 129.60
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  4. Gendered Lives

    Gendered Lives

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, Anke C. Plagnol
    The focus of the book is on inequalities in production and reproductive activities, as played out over time and in specific contexts. It examines the different forms that gendered lives take in the household and the workplace, and explores how gender equalities may be promoted in a changing world. Gendered Lives offers many novel and sometimes unexpected findings that contribute to new understandings of not only the causes of gender inequalities but also the ongoing implications for economic well-being and societal integration. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  5. Economy and Society in Europe

    Economy and Society in Europe

    Edited by Luigi Burroni, Maarten Keune, Guglielmo Meardi
    While an economy is always ‘embedded’ in society, the relationship between the two is undergoing profound changes in Europe, resulting in widespread instability which is emphasised by the current crisis. This book analyses these changes, and in particular pressures of intensifying international competition, globalization and financialization within Europe. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  6. Transforming European Employment Policy

    Transforming European Employment Policy

    Edited by Ralf Rogowski, Robert Salais, Noel Whiteside
    Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  7. Fighting Working Poverty in Post-industrial Economies

    Fighting Working Poverty in Post-industrial Economies

    Eric Crettaz
    This thought-provoking book provides an in-depth analysis of the working poor phenomenon and its causes across welfare regimes, and identifies the most efficient policy mixes and best practices that could be utilized to resolve this problem. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Karin Kurz
    This topical and timely analysis of late career and retirement within nine European societies and the USA examines how social inequality structures have developed in an era of globalization and aging populations. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  9. Measuring More than Money

    Measuring More than Money

    Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo, Enrique Fernández-Macías, José-Ignacio Antón, Fernando Esteve
    Job quality is a crucial link between the economy and well-being. This original book proves that it can and should be measured, proposing a theoretically based multidimensional ‘Index of Job Quality’ that is tested in the EU member States. The index proves particularly useful to measure the differences in job quality by country, occupation, gender and age. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  10. Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets

    Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets

    Edited by Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
    This highly accessible book illustrates how policy makers can address and nurture the effects of growing ethnic diversity in European labor markets. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  11. Immigration and Nation Building

    Immigration and Nation Building

    Edited by Andrew Markus, Moshe Semyonov
    This insightful study explores the growth of the two largest post-industrial immigrant nations since the Second World War – Australia and Israel. Almost one in four Australians were born outside the country, more than one in three Israelis. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  12. Globalization and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment

    Globalization and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment

    Edited by Carole Thornley, Steve Jefferys, Beatrice Appay
    This important and cross-disciplinary book explores globalization alongside precarious forms of production and employment, and how these factors have impacted on workers and trade unions. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  13. Women’s Employment and Homemaking Careers

    Women’s Employment and Homemaking Careers

    Cherlyn Skromme Granrose
    Chronicling the lives and career choices of a dynamic group of women, this book provides a comprehensive and unique glimpse into the intricate balance of work and family. Women’s Employment and Homemaking Careers is based on three surveys, the first conducted while the women were attending university, and the second and third conducted one and two decades later. The surveys provide quantitative data that supplements the qualitative material gained from final interviews conducted at the end of the 25 year longitudinal study. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  14. Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century

    Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Rosemary Crompton, Clare Lyonette
    Both women and men strive to achieve a work and family balance, but does this imply more or less equality? Does the persistence of gender and class inequalities refute the notion that lives are becoming more individualised? Leading international authorities document how gender inequalities are changing and how many inequalities of earlier eras are being eradicated. However, this book shows there are new barriers and constraints that are slowing progress in attaining a more egalitarian society. Taking the new global economy into account, the expert contributors to this book examine the conflicts between different types of feminisms, revise old debates about ‘equality’ and ‘difference’ in the gendered nature of work and care, and propose new and innovative policy solutions. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  15. Older Workers in a Globalizing World

    Older Workers in a Globalizing World

    Dirk Hofäcker
    This timely book investigates the growth of the early retirement trend and its varying spread among different groups of older workers in fourteen modern societies. It argues for a differentiated political approach to reverse early retirement, which relies on both pension and employability policies for older workers. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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