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Globalization and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment [electronic resource] : Challenges for Workers and Unions

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781848445932Publication details: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9781849808095
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Globalization and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment : Challenges for Workers and UnionsDDC classification:
  • 338
LOC classification:
  • HB241
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Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; 1. Introduction: globalization and precarious forms of production and employment: challenges for workers and unions; 2. In the age of Wal-Mart: precarious work and authoritarian management in the global supply chain; 3. 'Precarization' and flexibility in the labour process: a question of legitimacy and a major challenge for democracy; 4. Legitimating precarious employment: aspects of the post-Fordism and lean production debates; 5. Global restructuring of transnational companies: negotiations in the auto industry
12. Organizing and mobilizing precarious workers in France: the case of cleaners in the railways13. Growing power asymmetries, individualization and the continuing relevance of collective responses; 14. Changing lanes or stuck in the slow lane? Employment precariousness and labour market status of MG Rover workers four years after closure; 15. 'Politics of production', a new challenge for unionism: workers facing citizens in the French civil nuclear energy; Index
6. Trade unions facing uncertainty in Central and Eastern Europe7. Seasonal workers in Mediterranean agriculture: fl exibility and insecurity in a sector under pressure; 8. The rise in precarious employment and union responses in Australia; 9. Hyper-flexibility in the IT sector: myth or reality?; 10. The increasing use of 'market'concepts in negotiations, and contextualizing factors; 11. Trade union responses to privatization and restructuring of production in Argentina in the 1990s: similarities and differences in two state-owned companies
Summary: This important and cross-disciplinary book explores globalization alongside precarious forms of production and employment, and how these factors have impacted on workers and trade unions. The contributors, all leading scholars in their field, investigate central issues including: the role and behaviour of transnational corporations; flexibility, insecurity, individualized and precarious work; individual and collective responses; and ideological forms and justifications. Using rich, diverse examples and case studies they also explore a full range of industries and sectors including agriculture,
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Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; 1. Introduction: globalization and precarious forms of production and employment: challenges for workers and unions; 2. In the age of Wal-Mart: precarious work and authoritarian management in the global supply chain; 3. 'Precarization' and flexibility in the labour process: a question of legitimacy and a major challenge for democracy; 4. Legitimating precarious employment: aspects of the post-Fordism and lean production debates; 5. Global restructuring of transnational companies: negotiations in the auto industry

12. Organizing and mobilizing precarious workers in France: the case of cleaners in the railways13. Growing power asymmetries, individualization and the continuing relevance of collective responses; 14. Changing lanes or stuck in the slow lane? Employment precariousness and labour market status of MG Rover workers four years after closure; 15. 'Politics of production', a new challenge for unionism: workers facing citizens in the French civil nuclear energy; Index

6. Trade unions facing uncertainty in Central and Eastern Europe7. Seasonal workers in Mediterranean agriculture: fl exibility and insecurity in a sector under pressure; 8. The rise in precarious employment and union responses in Australia; 9. Hyper-flexibility in the IT sector: myth or reality?; 10. The increasing use of 'market'concepts in negotiations, and contextualizing factors; 11. Trade union responses to privatization and restructuring of production in Argentina in the 1990s: similarities and differences in two state-owned companies

This important and cross-disciplinary book explores globalization alongside precarious forms of production and employment, and how these factors have impacted on workers and trade unions. The contributors, all leading scholars in their field, investigate central issues including: the role and behaviour of transnational corporations; flexibility, insecurity, individualized and precarious work; individual and collective responses; and ideological forms and justifications. Using rich, diverse examples and case studies they also explore a full range of industries and sectors including agriculture,