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  1. The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia

    The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia

    Simon Clarke
    The Russian labour market has been hailed by some economists as being ‘perfectly flexible’ because Russia has achieved enormous employment restructuring with minimal unemployment, and by others as plagued by rigidities since pay structures have been frozen, inequality has increased and job creation has been negligible. Such disagreements reflect both the lack of serious research on the formation of a labour market in Russia and the lack of theoretical agreement as to what constitutes a labour market. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  2. Social and Economic Transformation in East Central Europe

    Social and Economic Transformation in East Central Europe

    Terry Cox, Bob Mason
    This book focuses not only on economic and political transformation since the demise of communism in Eastern and Central Europe, but also on the relationships between economic organization, social patterns and institutional change. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  3. Structural Adjustment without Mass Unemployment?

    Structural Adjustment without Mass Unemployment?

    Edited by Simon Clarke
    Mass unemployment has usually been seen as a necessary accompaniment to major structural adjustment, yet in Russia, amid economic collapse, enormous structural changes have taken place with remarkably low levels of unemployment. Some have seen low unemployment as a sign that Russia has undergone no real changes, but others see it as a sign of a remarkably flexible labour market, with very high rates of labour turnover and extremes of wage differentiation allowing low-wage (and even no-wage) employment to persist in the old industries alongside the growth of a new private sector. On this interpretation, Russia shows to the world, in extreme form, both the benefits and the costs of labour market flexibility. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  4. Early French Feminisms, 1830–1940

    Early French Feminisms, 1830–1940

    Felicia Gordon, Máire Cross
    Early French Feminisms, 1830–1940 is a source book of personal and political writings by Flora Tristan, Pauline Roland, Jeanne Deroin, Hélène Brion and Madeleine Pelletier, five key individuals in the development of women’s rights in France. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  5. Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism

    Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism

    Larry Ray
    Drawing on a wide range of social theory, Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism offers a comparative analysis of the democratic revolutions, combining historical understanding with accounts of the crisis of communism in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Russia. Larry Ray identifies contradictions within Soviet societies, developing a theory of crisis management that accounts both for the survival of the system over several decades and for its eventual failure. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  6. The Workers’ Movement in Russia

    The Workers’ Movement in Russia

    Simon Clarke, Peter Fairbrother, Vadim Borisov
    This major book surveys the development of the new workers’ movement in Russia under perestroika to understand how it connected with the workers at shop floor level and the national and local political authorities to whom it addressed its demands, and whose development it sought to influence. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
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  7. STRATEGIC CHOICE AND PATH-DEPENDENCY IN POST-SOCIALISM

    STRATEGIC CHOICE AND PATH-DEPENDENCY IN POST-SOCIALISM

    Edited by Jerzy Hausner, Bob Jessop, Klaus Nielsen
    Strategic Choice and Path-Dependency in Post-Socialism focuses on the distinctive institutional legacies of state socialism and their impact on the transformation of Poland, Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia. Strategic dilemmas and problems of institutional design involved in the transition from state socialism to democratic and market-orientated societies are also addressed in this ground breaking volume. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  8. WOMEN AND MARKET SOCIETIES

    WOMEN AND MARKET SOCIETIES

    Edited by Barbara Einhorn, Eileen J. Yeo
    Women and Market Societies explores the problems and possibilities for women which arise from the transition to a market economy in East Asia, the dismantling of state socialism in Eastern Europe and the restructuring of the economies and welfare states Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  9. THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM AND THE PROTESTANT ETHIC

    THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM AND THE PROTESTANT ETHIC

    Michael H. Lessnoff
    Max Weber, recognized as one of the world’s most important sociologists, saw his life’s work as nothing less than the comparative analysis of world civilizations. Above all, he was fascinated by the differing historical paths traced by Western civilization and the civilizations of the East. In his famous essay, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, he addressed the forces behind that dramatic and enormous transformation of human life and society known as the Industrial Revolution. Weber’s thesis proposes a causal link between the forces of the ‘protestant ethic’ and the ‘spirit of capitalism’ that lay behind the Industrial Revolution. Learn More
    1994   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. NEW APPROACHES TO WELFARE THEORY

    NEW APPROACHES TO WELFARE THEORY

    Edited by Glenn Drover, Patrick Kerans
    New Approaches to Welfare Theory draws on recent work from the sociology of social action, feminist literature and critical social theory, to counter the current impasse in social policy. Interdisciplinary in scope and including work by economists, psychologists, philosophers and social workers, it offer insights into the meaning and dynamics of claimsmaking in modern society. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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    1994   Paperback Price: $ 49.00   Web: $ 39.20
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  11. THE POLITICS OF FLEXIBILITY

    THE POLITICS OF FLEXIBILITY

    Edited by Bob Jessop, Hans Kastendiek, Klaus Nielsen, Ove K. Pedersen
    This important book presents theoretical and empirical studies of the current reorganization of economic, political and social relations in Britain, West Germany and Scandinavia. An international list of distinguished contributors provide critical and well-informed commentaries on issues such as the transition from ‘Fordism’ to ‘Post-Fordism’, discourses and strategies of flexibility, the recomposition of labour markets and labour processes, the changing functions of the welfare state, and the transformation of the state. The arguments are illustrated using cases drawn equally from these three significant and distinct patterns of political economy. In particular, the book assesses how the need for increased ‘flexibility’ influenced the intellectual and organizational responses of these countries to the crises of the late 1970s. Learn More
    1991   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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