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The Political Economy of Employment Relations

Alternative theory and practice, 1st Edition

By Aslihan Aykac


186 pages

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Employment has changed dramatically in the last few decades with the onset of neoliberal globalization. This change has become the objective of inquiry from different perspectives, such as development studies, labour economics or industrial relations, focusing on different units of analysis.

The Political Economy of Employment Relations provides an exceptional contribution to existing literature by presenting alternative theory and practice on employment relations. It is within this critical theoretical intervention that solidarity economies emerge as a unique theoretical construct as well as a unit of analysis to expose the alternative paths that employment relations may resort to against the contemporary challenges of neoliberal globalization. This book analyses globalization, global economic crisis, and issues of work and labour from the point of view of the developing world, presenting local case studies from countries including the USA, India, Spain and Greece, and outlining alternative approaches to global challenges.

This volume has relevance to those with an interest in industrial relations, sociology of work and occupations, labour economics and development economics.

Table of Contents


1. Reorganizing Production

2. Redistribution

3. Workplace Democracy

4. Rethinking Employment Relations

5. Solidarity under Focus

6. Solidarity Economies: A Conceptual Exercise


About the Author

Aslihan Aykac is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Labour Economics

Routledge Studies in Labour Economics looks at the economic implications of the modern labour market. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering labour economics alongside history, politics, cultural studies, health, education, globalisation, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. 

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics