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Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

Series Editor: Dr Peter Fairbrother, Dr Tony Elger

The aim of the Employment and Work Relations in Context Series is to address questions relating to the evolving patterns and politics of work, employment, management and industrial relations. There is a concern to trace out the ways in which wider policy-making, especially by national governments and transnational corporations, impinges upon specific workplaces, occupations, labour markets, localities and regions. This invites attention to developments at an international level, marking out patterns of globalization, state policy and practices in the context of globalization and the impact of these processes on labour. A particular feature of the series is the consideration of forms of worker and citizen organization and mobilization. The studies address major analytical and policy issues through case study and comparative research.

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1-10 of 34 results in Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context
  1. Human Resource Management in Emerging Economies

    By Piotr Zientara

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    The demise of communism in 1989 in eastern Europe, followed by the break-up of the Soviet Union and the spectacular rise of China and India in the 1990s, brought about a new world order. In eastern Europe communism not only caused large-scale impoverishment and technological slowing, but also...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Temporary Work, Agencies and Unfree Labour

    Insecurity in the New World of Work

    Edited by Judy Fudge, Kendra Strauss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    Unfree labor has not disappeared from advanced capitalist economies. In this sense the debates among and between Marxist and orthodox economic historians about the incompatibility of capitalism and unfree labor are moot: the International Labour Organisation has identified forced, coerced, and...

    Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Transnational Trade Unionism

    Building Union Power

    Edited by Peter Fairbrother, Christian Lévesque, Marc-Antonin Hennebert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    Transnational trade union action has expanded significantly over the last few decades and has taken a variety of shapes and trajectories. This book is concerned with understanding the spatial extension of trade union action, and in particular the development of new forms of collective mobilization,...

    Published March 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Rediscovering Collective Bargaining

    Australia's Fair Work Act in International Perspective

    Edited by Breen Creighton, Anthony Forsyth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    This book examines countries that have tried, with varying degrees of success, to use legislative strategies to encourage and support collective bargaining, including Australia’s Fair Work Act. It is the first major study of the operation and impact of the new collective bargaining framework...

    Published August 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Sexualities, Work and Organizations

    By James Ward

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    Sexuality is arguably the most under-researched of all diversity areas in work organizations. This book brings together and relates stories of minority sexual identity from six organizations drawn from three different industry sectors: the Emergency Services, the Civil Service and the Banking...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Privatization of Public Services

    Impacts for Employment, Working Conditions, and Service Quality in Europe

    Edited by Christoph Hermann, Jörg Flecker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    Public services throughout Europe have undergone dramatic restructuring processes in recent years in connection with liberalization and privatization. While evaluations of the successes of public services have focused on prices and efficiency, much less attention has been paid to the impacts of...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Unions and Globalisation

    Governments, Management, and the State at Work

    By Peter Fairbrother, John O'Brien, Anne Junor, Michael O'Donnell, Glynne Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    In recent decades, trade unions have suffered major reversals and experienced declining memberships. Transnational corporations and state-owned multi-nationals have increasingly implemented deteriorating terms and conditions of employment, with vulnerable and insecure job contracts. In this...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Social Regionalism in the Global Economy

    Edited by Adelle Blackett, Christian Lévesque

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    Regional trade agreements have expanded exponentially over the past decade, and have become a significant, if controversial, factor in the expanse of economic globalization. Social Regionalism in the Global Economy attempts to take a fresh, interdisciplinary approach to addressing labour...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Industrial Relations in Education

    Transforming the School Workforce

    By Bob Carter, Howard Stevenson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    All phases of education from pre-school to post-compulsory, in virtually all parts of the world, have experienced unprecedented reform and restructuring in recent years. Restructuring has largely been driven by a global agenda that has promoted the development of human capital as the key to...

    Published December 8th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Vocational Training

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Gerhard Bosch, Jean Charest

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    The last decade has given rise to a strong public discourse in most highly industrialized economies about the importance of a skilled workforce as a key response to the competitive dynamic fostered by economic globalisation. The challenge for different training regimes is twofold: attracting young...

    Published October 15th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Regulation of Work and Employment in Global Firms
    Edited by Gregor Murray, Gilles Trudeau
    To Be Published February 20th 2015

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