The Struggle Over Work: The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial Societies, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Struggle Over Work

The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial Societies, 1st Edition

By Shaun Wilson


248 pages

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The future of work in advanced industrial democracies is the subject of intense debate and public concern. Despite predictions that working hours would fall and leisure time would rise as society progressed, the opposite has in fact occurred. This new book contains a twofold investigation into 'the end of work' with theoretical and policy angles contributing to the growing research field on the boundaries of economics and sociology.

About the Author

Shaun Wilson is Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Research in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is principle investigator of the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes. His areas of research include political and social attitudes, political sociology, and the sociology of work. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of New South Wales in Sydney

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General