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Dear Minister Poletti

by Paolo Brunelli & Dottor Paolo Brunelli

The revolution of the labor market in Italy. In a letter all the information to change the labor market in Italy. A letter full of suggestions, updates and hopes for the Italian people. A letter other than one...


Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

by Thomas Geoghegan

Is labor’s day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems...


The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

by Richard Sennett

A Business Week Best Book of the Year.... "A devastating and wholly necessary book."—Studs Terkel, author of Working In The Corrosion of Character, Richard Sennett, "among the country's most distinguished...


International Maritime Transport Costs: Market Structures and Network Configurations

by Gordon Wilmsmeier

Based on in-depth empirical research, this book develops our understanding of maritime transport costs, the maritime industry and the competitiveness of regions in a global market environment through a geographical...


Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

by Teppo Kroger & Sue Yeandle

Highlighting what can be learned from individual experiences, the book analyses the changing welfare and labour market policies which shape the lives of working carers in Finland, Sweden, Australia, England,...


Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America

by Daniel DiSalvo

Government-workers unions have been political juggernauts in the U.S. since the unseen collective-bargaining-rights revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. These unions are different and more powerful than those...


European Integration and Rural Development: Actors, Institutions and Power

by Michael Kull

To understand fully the process of European integration, it is necessary to consider developments at the sub-national and local level. EU integration scholars have been examining the local level using the concept...


Education of an American Liberal

by Lucille Milner

Lucille Milner describes her early years as a reformer. She documents her work as a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and work with other progressive organizations.


The EU's Government of Industries: Markets, Institutions and Politics

by Bernard Jullien & Andy Smith

To what extent is business activity governed at a European scale? Since the advent of the recent economic crisis, the EU's choices about the euro, debt ratios and interest rates have caught the headlines and...


Slaves Into Workers: Emancipation and Labor in Colonial Sudan

by Ahmad Alawad Sikainga

In the Sudan, native Sudanese slaves served Sudanese masters until the region was conquered by the Turks, who practiced slavery on an institutional scale. When the British took over the Sudan in 1898, they officially...


Port-City Interplays in China

by James Jixian Wang

China has progressed dramatically since 1978 when the country started its economic reforms and opened up to the world economy. It took only three decades for China to develop from a closed, centrally planned...


Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and Visions for Infrastructure Development

by Martin Schiefelbusch & Hans-Liudger Dienel

Presenting recent research on the international integration of infrastructures in Europe, this book combines general and methodological chapters and examples from different a variety of sectors such as transport,...


Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europe

by Carlos Nunes Silva & Ján| Bucek

Following the financial crisis and subsequent impacts of economic slowdown and austerity, the emergence of new local governance models and innovation is a very timely issue. The same goes for identifying new...


New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism

by Immanuel Ness & Staughton Lynd

As bureaucratic labor unions are currently under assault throughout the world, most have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change. As unions...


Strike!

by Jeremy Brecher

Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brecher’s Strike! to bring American labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and...


High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

by Barry R. Chiswick

Recent U.S. immigration reform proposals have focused almost exclusively on regulating the population of low-skilled foreign workers. High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market contends that policymakers...


The Coal Nation: Histories, Ecologies and Politics of Coal in India

by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Social science research is emerging on a range of issues around large and small-scale mining, connecting them to broader social, cultural, political, historical and economic factors rather than purely measuring...


Eureka

by Jill Blee

On 3 December 1854 a bloody battle between gold miners, soldiers and police raged for fifteen minutes at the Eureka Lead in Ballarat. But this brief conflict, which had been brewing for years, would have momentous...


Rural Change in Australia: Population, Economy, Environment

by Rae Dufty-Jones & John Connell

New twenty-first century economic, social and environmental changes have challenged and reshaped rural Australia. They range from ageing populations, youth out-migration, immigration policies (that seek to place...


Hub Cities in the Knowledge Economy: Seaports, Airports, Brainports

by Dr Ben Derudder, Mr Alain Thierstein, Mr Frank Witlox & Mr Sven Conventz et al.

The overarching research topic addressed in this book is the complex and multifaceted interaction between infrastructural accessibility/connectivity of city-regions on the one hand and knowledge generation in...