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Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context


About the Series

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.

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Restructuring in the Service Industries Management Reform and Workplace Relations in the UK Service Sector

Restructuring in the Service Industries: Management Reform and Workplace Relations in the UK Service Sector

1st Edition

By Gavin Poynter
March 27, 2000

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Work, Locality and the Rhythms of Capital

Work, Locality and the Rhythms of Capital

1st Edition

By Jamie Gough
April 28, 2001

This theoretical and empirical study examines the relationship between the organisation of work, industrial relations, production spaces and the dynamics of capitalist investment. Jamie Gough explores the connections between labour process change, products, local economy and society, spaces and ...

Changing Prospects for Trade Unionism

Changing Prospects for Trade Unionism

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Fairbrother, Gerard Griffin
July 01, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Paying for the Piper Capital and Labour in Britain's Offshore Oil Industry

Paying for the Piper: Capital and Labour in Britain's Offshore Oil Industry

1st Edition

By Charles Woolfson, John Foster, Matthais Beck
June 07, 2005

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Trade Unions in Renewal A Comparative Study

Trade Unions in Renewal: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Fairbrother, Charlotte Yates
June 10, 2003

This comprehensive survey of continuity and change in trade unions looks at five primarily English-speaking countries: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The authors consider the recent re-examination by trade union movements of the basis of union organization and activity in the ...

Work and Employment in the High Performance Workplace

Work and Employment in the High Performance Workplace

1st Edition

Edited By Giles Anthony, Jacques Belanger, Paul-Andre Lapointe, Gregor Murray
July 31, 2002

There is a general consensus that deep-seated changes are reshaping the way production and work are organized, the way employees, employers and their representatives deal with each other, and the way governments seek to shape society. In this work a group of leading scholars take stock of the ...

Global Tourism and Informal Labour Relations The Small Scale Syndrome at Work

Global Tourism and Informal Labour Relations: The Small Scale Syndrome at Work

1st Edition

By Godfrey Baladacchino
June 07, 2005

The worldwide expansion of the tourism industry creates many encounters between global agents and local forces, yet the host-guest interaction is rarely considered from the point of view of the experience of work. This study documents and discusses such a global-local encounter, based on fieldwork...

Reshaping the North American Automobile Industry Restructuring, Corporatism and Union Democracy in Mexico

Reshaping the North American Automobile Industry: Restructuring, Corporatism and Union Democracy in Mexico

1st Edition

By John P. Tuman
June 07, 2005

This work examines the responses of unions and workers to regional integration and restructuring in the automobile industry in North and Central America. The focus is on the automobile industry in Mexico, which, because of its size and importance, is viewed as a strategic sector of the Mexican ...

Employment Relations in the Health Service

Employment Relations in the Health Service

1st Edition

By Stephen Bach
December 16, 2005

Employment relations within the health sector have undergone radical reform over recent years. This book is an important new study that examines the responses of managers and workers to these different reforms, at both national and local level. Bringing together analyses of both employment ...

Sexualities, Work and Organizations

Sexualities, Work and Organizations

1st Edition

By James Ward
June 13, 2012

Sexuality is arguably the most under-researched of all diversity areas in work organizations. This book brings together and relates stories of minority sexual identity from six organizations drawn from three different industry sectors: the Emergency Services, the Civil Service and the Banking ...

Globalisation, State and Labour

Globalisation, State and Labour

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Fairbrother, Al Rainnie
January 24, 2006

Globalisation, State and Labour combines a new theoretical approach with comparative analysis – ensuring that it will be of vital interest to anyone concerned with the globalization debate, the future of the state, and organized labour. It shows how although the world is undergoing ...

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