The aim of the Employment and Work Relations in Context Series is to address questions relating to the evolving patterns and politics of work, employment, management and industrial relations. There is a concern to trace out the ways in which wider policy-making, especially by national governments and transnational corporations, impinges upon specific workplaces, occupations, labour markets, localities and regions. This invites attention to developments at an international level, marking out patterns of globalization, state policy and practices in the context of globalization and the impact of these processes on labour. A particular feature of the series is the consideration of forms of worker and citizen organization and mobilization. The studies address major analytical and policy issues through case study and comparative research.
International Trade, Labor Relations, and Bargaining Power International Strawberry Commodity Networks
The Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety Historical and Emerging Trends
Globalization and Patterns of Labour Resistance
Women, Work and Trade Unions
Wildfire and Power Policy and Practice
By Jonathon S. Breen, Susan J. Forwell
May 05, 2023
This book introduces the difference model of disability. Framed within an affect-based understanding of the relationships between those living with impairments and others, this new model offers a reconsideration of the construct of disability itself. Disability is flexible, relational, and ...
By Matthew M. Fischer-Daly
April 28, 2023
International Trade, Labor Relations, and Bargaining Power: International Strawberry Commodity Networks examines power in the commercial food system through the history of always available strawberries. Applying an interdisciplinary approach to case studies on strawberry production and sales in ...
By Christian Lévesque, Peter Fairbrother, Blandine Emilien, María C. González, Lucie Morissette
August 09, 2022
Trade Unions and Regions: Better Work, Experimentation, and Regional Governance is about the place of workers and their unions in the modern world. It addresses current challenges for unions working in regions and the experiments that may take place at this level of governance. The book addresses ...
By Russell D. Lansbury
June 30, 2022
This book provides thoughtful insights into the development in work, organisations and employment relations in the last 50 years. In a semi-autobiographical approach, the author reflects on important contributions by other scholars, practitioners, and policy makers to work and employment relations....
By Michael Quinlan
April 29, 2022
Contesting Inequality and Worker Mobilisation: Australia 1851-1880 provides a new perspective on how and why workers organise, and what shapes that organisation. The author’s 2018 Origins of Worker Mobilisation examined the beginning of worker organisation, arguing inequality at work, and ...
By Peter Sheldon, Sarah Gregson, Russell Lansbury, Karin Sanders
April 29, 2022
The book provides a collection of cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research-based chapters on work, workers and the regulation and management of workplace health and safety. Featuring research from Australia, Europe and North America, the chapters traverse important historical examples and place ...
By Gerda van Roozendaal
August 30, 2002
As the world economy is liberalized, and national economies become more intertwined, the national decision making of states is also increasingly interdependent, and it has become vital for non-governmental organizations to create an international agenda. This title is an important study of what ...
By Martin Upchurch
October 19, 1999
This collection of country studies explores changing relationships between the state, employers and labour in an increasingly internationalized world economy. It covers ten countries and examines the tensions and contradictions caused by neo-liberal market agendas. The authors express concern at ...
By Jeremy Waddinton
November 02, 1999
The implications of globalization for labour are more often asserted than analyzed. This collection, and its companion volume The Global Economy, National States and the Regulation of Labour edited by by Paul Edwards and Tony Elger, seek to remedy this deficiency by presenting contemporary research...
By Ann Day, Kenneth Lunn
September 02, 1999
Focusing on the work and labour history of shipyard workers in the Royal Dockyards, this text examines the question of state employment and the specific characteristics of that pattern of industrial relations. It encompasses discussions of the nature of work and resistance to forms of authority. ...
By Anne Munro
October 12, 2017
This study focuses on working-class women, catering and cleaning workers, and the way their interests were presented in trade unions. It argues that there is an institutional bias within trade unions which precludes the full representation of women's interests. Based on empirical research into two ...
By Peter Fairbrother, Meagan Tyler
October 11, 2018
This book brings together perspectives from sociology, political science, gender studies, and history to produce new ways of analysing wildfire preparedness and policy in Australia. Drawing on data from hundreds of interviews with residents, volunteers and emergency services professionals living ...