Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards (Hardback)
  • Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards (Hardback)
zoom

Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards (Hardback)

(author)
£88.00
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 24/04/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In a contemporary labour market that includes growing levels of precarious employment, the regulation of minimum employment standards is intricately connected to conditions of economic security. With a focus on the role of neoliberal labour market policies in promoting 'flexible' employment standards legislation - particularly in the areas of minimum wages and working time - Mark Thomas argues that shifts toward 'flexible' legislation have played a central role in producing patterns of labour market inequality. Using an analytic framework that situates employment standards within the context of the broader social relations that shape processes of labour market regulation, Thomas constructs a case study of employment standards legislation in Ontario from 1884 to 2004. Drawing from political economy scholarship, and using a qualitative research methodology, he analyses class, race, and gender dimensions of legislative developments, highlighting the ways in which shifts towards 'flexible' employment standards have exacerbated longstanding racialized and gendered inequities. "Regulating Flexibility" argues that in order to counter current trends towards increased insecurity, employment standards should not be treated as a secondary form of labour protection but as a cornerstone in a progressive project of labour market re-regulation.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773535169
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Song of the Shirt
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Intern Nation
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Critique of Economic Reason
Added to basket
The Economics of Creativity
Added to basket
Fires on the Border
Added to basket
The Flexible Workplace Pocketbook
Added to basket
Women and Austerity
Added to basket
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies
Added to basket
The Rise of the Humans
Added to basket
The Price of Rights
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Labor Economics
Added to basket
£61.99
Paperback
The Night Cleaner
Added to basket
Nickel and Dimed
Added to basket
The Worst Jobs In History
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.