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  • The Economics of Social Responsibility

    The World of Social Enterprises, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carlo Borzaga, Leonardo Becchetti

    This book offers a rethinking of the burgeoning research on not-for-profit organizations and socially responsible economics. Adopting a comparative approach, the chapters explore and reinterpret the impact of social enterprises on the provision of general-interest services, work integration,…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
    Routledge Advances in Social Economics

  • Gender, Migration and the Dual Career Household

    1st Edition

    By Irene Hardill

    This book explores the gender issues associated with international migration in dual career households. Adopting a feminist approach, the author links research in economics, sociology, management and business and human geography to explore post-industrial managerial and professional careers.…

    Paperback – 2012-05-29
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Employment, Inequality and Globalization

    A Continuous Concern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rolph van der Hoeven

    The nature of globalization and the fallout from the international financial crisis have brought profound changes to societies and economies around the world. This book documents that, over the last two decades, the growth of nonstandard and informal employment has led to greater inequalities. This…

    Paperback – 2012-05-17

  • Hacking Capitalism

    The Free and Open Source Software Movement, 1st Edition

    By Johan Söderberg

    The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement demonstrates how labour can self-organise production, and, as is shown by the free operating system GNU/Linux, even compete with some of the worlds largest firms. The book examines the hopes of such thinkers as Friedrich Schiller, Karl Marx, Herbert…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

  • Workers' Democracy in China's Transition from State Socialism

    1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Philion

    This fascinating book is among the first to examine state workers’ protests against privatization in China. Philion discusses how Chinese state enterprise workers have engaged a discourse of ‘workers democracy’ in the process of struggle with the new social relations of work that are engendered by…

    Paperback – 2012-04-10
    East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

  • Contexts of Social Capital

    Social Networks in Markets, Communities and Families, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ray-May Hsung, Nan Lin, Ronald L. Breiger

    The concept of social capital refers to the ways in which people make use of their social networks in "getting ahead." Social capital isn’t just about the connections in networks, but fundamentally concerns the distribution of resources on the basis of exchanges. This volume focuses on how social…

    Paperback – 2012-02-03
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Social Economy

    Working Alternatives in a Globalizing Era, 1st Edition

    By Hasmet M. Uluorta

    Critically examining economic developments within the last sixty years, this book argues that a crisis in global social reproduction is altering existing understandings of work, labour and the economy. The author of this original volume, Hasmet M. Uluorta, contends that the crisis in the global…

    Paperback – 2012-01-30
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Work Time Regulation as Sustainable Full Employment Strategy

    The Social Effort Bargain, 1st Edition

    By Robert LaJeunesse

    First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Migrant Workers in Asia

    Distant Divides, Intimate Connections, 1st Edition

    By Nicole Constable

    This book provides rich and provocative comparative studies of South and Southeast Asian domestic workers who migrate to other parts of Asia. These studies range from Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, to Yemen, Israel, Jordan, and the UAE. Conceptually and methodologically, this book challenges us…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15

  • Migration, Domestic Work and Affect

    A Decolonial Approach on Value and the Feminization of Labor, 1st Edition

    By Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez

    Domestic and care work in private households is now the largest employment sector for migrant women. This book sheds light on these households through its focus on the interpersonal relationships between Latin American “undocumented migrant” domestic workers and employers in Austria, Germany, Spain…

    Paperback – 2011-12-08
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Gender and Work in Urban China

    Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation, 1st Edition

    By Jieyu Liu

    Although it is generally believed in China that socialism raised women’s status and paid work liberated them from the shackles of patriarchy, the economic reforms of the last two decades of the twentieth century meant women workers were more vulnerable to losing their jobs than men. Unlike…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Changes in Japanese Employment Practices

    Beyond the Japanese Model, 1st Edition

    By Arjan Keizer

    Japan’s employment practices were long considered a cornerstone to its economic success. However, the reversal in economic performance during the 1990s altered the positive perception and inspired major adaptations like the rise in performance-related pay (‘seikashugi’) and non-regular employment.…

    Paperback – 2011-10-04
    Routledge International Business in Asia

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