Will the gig economy prevail? - The Future of Capitalism (Hardback)
  • Will the gig economy prevail? - The Future of Capitalism (Hardback)
zoom

Will the gig economy prevail? - The Future of Capitalism (Hardback)

(author)
£35.00
Hardback 140 Pages / Published: 01/02/2019
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket
Increasingly employees are being falsely treated as 'self-employed' in order to weaken their rights and security. This phenomenon - the 'gig economy' - is seen as the inevitable shape of things to come.

In this book leading authority Colin Crouch takes a step back and questions this logic. He shows how the idea of an employee - a stable status that involves a bundle of rights - has, despite many changes and threats, shown a curious persistence. Examining the various ways companies are attacking these rights, from temporary work to involuntary part-time work to 'gigging', he shows the contradictions and paradoxes of the situation and argues that it should not and cannot continue. He goes onto propose reforms to reverse the perverse incentives that reward irresponsible employers and punish good ones, setting out an agenda for a realistic future of secure work.

Crouch's penetrating analysis will be of interest to everyone interested in the future of work, the welfare state and the gig economy.

Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9781509532438
Number of pages: 140
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A timely and thought-provoking read, lifting the lid on how the gig economy is undermining workers, damaging society and compromising our prosperity. Ought to act as a wake-up call to policymakers and politicians."
Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress

You may also be interested in...

The Economics of European Integration
Added to basket
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Added to basket
Economics of the Public Sector
Added to basket
Malthus: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Vietnam
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Capitalism and Freedom
Added to basket
The Wealth of Nations
Added to basket
The Wages of Destruction
Added to basket
The Globalization Paradox
Added to basket
The Shock Doctrine
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Tiger Head, Snake Tails
Added to basket
Stress Test
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How Much is Enough?
Added to basket
Good Italy, Bad Italy
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.