1st Edition

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

Edited By Ida Regalia Copyright 2006
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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?

    Ida Regalia




    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.