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Regulating New Forms of Employment

Local Experiments and Social Innovation in Europe, 1st Edition

Edited by Ida Regalia


290 pages

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Using a comparative framework, this new volume focuses on how non-standard employment can be regulated in very different social, political and institutional settings.

After surveying these new forms of work and the new demands for labour-market regulation, the authors identify possible solutions among local-level actors and provide a detailed analysis of how firms assess the advantages and disadvantages of flexible forms of employment. The authors provide six detailed case studies to examine the successes and failures of experimental approaches and social innovation in various regions in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Table of Contents

1. New Forms of Employment and New Problems of Regulation 2. Flexible Arrangements within Companies: Strengths and Weaknesses 3. Building Local Institutional Arrangements for Flexicurity in France 4. Non-Standard Employment: Experiments in Regulation at the Local Level in Germany 5. Between Institutionalized Concertation and Experimentation: The Regulation of New Forms of Employment in Lombardy 6. Inclusion Strategies: Regulating Non-Standard Employment in the ‘Third Italy’ 7. Catalonia: The Difficulty of Transferring Locally Concerted Solutions into Firms 8. The West Midlands: A Mixture of Promising and Faltering Steps 9. What Regulation for the New Forms of Employment?

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

This series presents leading edge research on the recasting of European welfare states. The series is interdisciplinary, featuring contributions from experts in economics, political science and social policy. The books provide a comparative analysis of topical issues, including:

  • reforms of the major social programmes - pensions, health, social security
  • the changing political cleavages in welfare politics
  • policy convergence and social policy innovation
  • the impact of globalization.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General