Comparing European Workers

Policies and Institutions

Author: David Brady

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857249320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1147

Focuses on the politics, economics, sociology, and history of work and workers in Europe. This title places the labor markets, workplaces, jobs and workers of Europe in comparative perspective, and compares contemporary patterns and the history of European workers with other models of work worldwide.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 760

View: 2661

There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between different approaches to enhance understanding of institutional effects. Again, evaluations of the relationship between institutions and employment relations have tended to be of the broad-brushstroke nature, often founded on macro-data, and with only limited attention being accorded to internal diversity and details of actual practice. The Handbook aims to fill this gap by bringing together an assembly of comprehensive and high quality chapters to enable understanding of changes in employment relations since the early 1970s. Theoretically-based chapters attempt to link varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations, and offer a truly comparative treatment of the subject, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world. Most notably, the Handbook seeks to incorporate at a theoretical level regulationist accounts and recent work that link bounded internal systemic diversity with change, and, at an applied level, a greater emphasis on recent applied evidence, specifically dealing with the employment contract, its implementation, and related questions of work organization. It will be useful to academics and students of industrial relations, political economy, and management.
Posted in Business & Economics

Non-Standard Employment in Europe

Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses

Author: Max Koch,Martin Fritz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726716X

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 2044

Postwar employment standards are being undermined and 'non-standard' employment is becoming more common. While scholars have pointed to negative consequences of this development, this volume also discusses the evidence for a new and socially inclusive European employment standard.
Posted in Political Science

Expanding the Boundaries of Work-Family Research

A Vision for the Future

Author: S. Poelmans,J. Greenhaus,M. Las Heras Maestro,Mireia Las Heras Maestro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 3828

With contributions from thirty authors from fifteen countries, this is a 'white book' for international work-family research and practice. The authors offer a bold look at the future and provide guidelines for future research, focusing on applied, international work-family research.
Posted in Business & Economics

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

Author: T. Knijn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284196

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5124

This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?
Posted in Social Science

Minimum Income Protection in Flux

Author: I. Marx,K. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291842

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 7534

The current economic crisis has presented itself as a formidable challenge to the welfare states of Europe. It is more relevant than ever to ask: do existing minimum income protection schemes succeed in adequately protecting citizens, be it whether they are excluded from work, working, retired, or having children? Drawing on in-depth and up-to-date institutional data from across Europe and the US, this volume details the reality of minimum income protection policies over time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the field, each chapter provides a systematic cross-national analysis of minimum income protection policies, developing concrete policy guidance on an issue at the heart of the European debate.
Posted in Political Science

Contracting-out Welfare Services

Comparing National Policy Designs for Unemployment Assistance

Author: Siobhan O'Sullivan,Mark Considine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119016460

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 4459

Contracting-out Welfare Services focuses on the design and overhaul of welfare-to-work systems around the world in the light of the radical re-design of the welfare system; internationally based authors utilise a national/program case study, considering employment services policy and activation practices. International contributors bring a global comparative perspective to the subject Contributors are all experts in their field, who also draw on a much longer intellectual legacy Uses employment services as a case study to advance understanding in relation to a host of broader principles and concepts Each paper included within the text uses a national/program case study, and each considers employment services policy in general, and activation practices in particular
Posted in Political Science

Transforming Higher Education

A Comparative Study

Author: M. Kogan,M. Bauer,I. Bleiklie,M. Henkel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140204657X

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 3860

Drawing together the implications of studies of Sweden, Norway and England in a set of comparative analyses, the authors assess the reforms of the higher education systems on three distinct levels, the state, the institution and the individual. The book examines changes in government policy, in the leadership and management of higher education institutions and the impact on academic identities and the academic profession.
Posted in Education

Transformation of the Employment Structure in the EU and USA, 1995-2007

Author: E. Fernandez-Macias,J. Hurley,D. Storrie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 9814

This collection describes the changing structure of employment during the period of robust employment expansion that preceded the credit crunch and features contributions from a team of leading labour market researchers from Europe and the United States.
Posted in Business & Economics

Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization

Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005092

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 7597

A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.
Posted in Political Science

Working Through Barriers

Host Country Institutions and Immigrant Labour Market Performance in Europe

Author: Irena Kogan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402052324

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 7901

This book examines the role that institutional characteristics of host countries play in labour market integration of immigrants in the European Union. Drawing on existing research, it develops a comprehensive conceptual framework of factors and underlying mechanisms which affect immigrant integration in the fifteen nations that comprise the European Union. The author analyzes selected EU countries in depth, investigating the extent to which immigrants have succeeded or failed in different institutional contexts.
Posted in Social Science

Health Care Systems in Europe under Austerity

Institutional Reforms and Performance

Author: E. Pavolini,A. Guillén

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369626

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 1752

This book analyses recent reform trends of European health care systems. Using eight European countries case studies it connects policy reforms with a healthcare quadrilemma, and compares how well these systems perform in terms of economic efficiency, medical achievements, social inequalities, and responsiveness to patients and workers.
Posted in Political Science

Integrating Varieties of Capitalism and Welfare State Research

A Unified Typology of Capitalisms

Author: Martin Schröder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137310308

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 3711

This book combines the two most important typologies of capitalist diversity; Esping-Andersen's welfare regime typology and Hall and Soskice's 'Varieties of Capitalism' typology, into a unified typology of capitalist diversity. The author shows empircally that certain welfare states bundle together with certain production systems.
Posted in Political Science

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 6460

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars
Posted in Social Science

Parks for Life 97

Proceedings of the IUCN/WCPA European Regional Working Session on Protecting Europe's Natural Heritage, Island of Rügen, Germany, 9-13 November 1997

Author: Hugh Synge

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831704375

Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 136

View: 4018

Posted in National parks and reserves

Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297240

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 2870

Some of the most important questions of the social sciences in the twentieth century have been posed by scholars working at the intersections of social theory and history viewed on a grand scale. The core essays of this book focus on the careers and contributions of nine of these scholars: Marc Bloch, Karl Polanyi, S. N. Eisenstadt, Reinhard Bendix, Perry Anderson, E. P. Thompson, Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Barrington Moore, Jr. The essays convey a vivid sense of the vision and values each of these major scholars brings (or bought) to his work and analyze and evaluate the research designs and methods each used in his most important works. The introduction and conclusion discuss the long-running tradition of historically grounded research in sociology, while the conclusion also provides a detailed discussion and comparison of three recurrent strategies for bringing historical evidence and theoretical ideas to bear upon one another. informative, thought-provoking, and unusually practical, the book offers fascinating and relevant reading to sociologists, social historians, historically oriented political economists, and anthropologists - and, indeed, to anyone who wants to learn more about the ideas and methods of some of the best-known scholars in the modern social sciences.
Posted in Social Science

At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation

Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

Author: C. Pursiainen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284137

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 9258

This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.
Posted in Political Science

Social Enterprises

An Organizational Perspective

Author: B. Gidron,Y. Hasenfeld

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 5522

Presents an organizational perspective of social enterprises, which allows us to analyze issues such as their governing structure, their modes of operation and their marketing strategies, and to begin to formulate some theoretical constructs on how these entities can survive and thrive.
Posted in Business & Economics

Lawyers in Society

Comparative Theories

Author: Richard L. Abel,Philip Lewis

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587982668

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 4896

This is the last of three volumes on the comparative sociology of legal professions. Unlike the first two, which offered reports on individual country systems, this text uses national reports and other data sources to explore a variety of theoretical and methodological issues. Editors Abel (law, U. of California at Los Angeles, US) and Lewis (Centr
Posted in Law