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Regulating New Forms of Employment
Local Experiments and Social Innovation in Europe

Edited By

Ida Regalia

ISBN 9780415499187
Published March 5, 2009 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

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

Notes on Contributors


New forms of employment and new problems of regulation

Ida Regalia

Flexible arrangements within companies: strengths and weaknesses

Ida Regalia

Building local institutional arrangements for flexicurity in France

Olivier Mériaux and Laurent Duclos

Non-standard employment. Experiments in regulation at the local level in Germany

Stefani Scherer

Between institutionalized concertation and experimentation: the regulation of new forms of employment in Lombardy

Gabriele Ballarino

Inclusion Strategies. Regulating non-standard employment in the ‘Third Italy’

Francesco Bortolotti e Mario Giaccone

Catalonia: the difficulty of transferring locally concerted solutions into firms

Andreu Lope and Francesc Gibert

The West Midlands: a mixture of promising and faltering steps

Rachael McIlroy and Paul Marginson

What regulation for the new forms of employment?

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Ida Regalia is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Milan and past president of the Institute of Economic and Social Research IRES Lombardia, Milan. Her research is in the ?elds of comparative industrial relations, trade unionism and labour policies.