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Precarious Work Women And The New Economy

Author : Judy Fudge
ISBN : 9781847312150
Genre : Law
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Globalisation, the shift from manufacturing to services as a source of employment, and the spread of information-based systems and technologies have given birth to a new economy, which emphasises flexibility in the labour market and in employment relations. These changes have led to the erosion of the standard (industrial) employment relationship and an increase in precarious work - work which is poorly paid and insecure. Women perform a disproportionate amount of precarious work. This collection of original essays by leading scholars on labour law and women's work explores the relationship between precarious work and gender, and evaluates the extent to which the growth and spread of precarious work challenges traditional norms of labour law and conventional forms of legal regulation.The book provides a comparative perspective by furnishing case studies from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Quebec, Sweden, the UK, and the US, as well as the international and supranational context through essays that focus on the IMF, the ILO, and the EU. Common themes and concepts thread throughout the essays, which grapple with the legal and public policy challenges posed by women's precarious work.
Category: Law

Interrogating The New Economy

Author : Norene Pupo
ISBN : 9781442600553
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This collection challenges outdated notions of a universal worker, offering a glimpse of work organization, management, and worker militancy. It will be of value to academics and activists alike." - Pam Sugiman, Ryerson University
Category: Business & Economics

Precarious Work

Author : Jeff Kenner
ISBN : 9781788973267
Genre : Law
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This discerning book provides a wide-ranging comparative analysis of the legal and social policy challenges posed by the spread of different forms of precarious work in Europe, with various social models in force and a growing ‘gig economy’ workforce. It not only considers the theoretical foundations of the concept of precarious work, but also offers invaluable insight into the potential methods of addressing this phenomenon through labour regulation and case law at EU and national level.
Category: Law

Working Women And Their Rights In The Workplace

Author : Naeima Faraj A.A. Al-Hadad
ISBN : 9781472445018
Genre : Law
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This book addresses women’s rights to work and motherhood in Libya from a legal and international human rights perspective. In an attempt to solve the problem posed by the perception that there is an unsolvable conflict between the right of women to work and their right to motherhood, the author considers how these two sets of rights, as protected under international human rights law, can and should be recognised and promoted within the Libyan legal system. Including first-hand accounts of experiences of Libyan women, the study voices their struggle for their rights as guaranteed by domestic law, international conventions and Islam. Providing a rare insight into a region striving to find its new identity, the author assesses the adequacy of existing Libyan laws and, where warranted, offers proposals for legislative amendments to Libyan policy makers and its new Parliament at such a crucial time in the nation’s history.
Category: Law

Migrants At Work

Author : Cathryn Costello
ISBN : 9780191023521
Genre : Law
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There is a highly significant and under-considered intersection and interaction between migration law and labour law. Labour lawyers have tended to regard migration law as generally speaking outside their purview, and migration lawyers have somewhat similarly tended to neglect labour law. The culmination of a collaborative project on 'Migrants at Work' funded by the John Fell Fund, the Society of Legal Scholars, and the Research Centre at St John's College, Oxford, this volume brings together distinguished legal and migration scholars to examine the impact of migration law on labour rights and how the regulation of migration increasingly impacts upon employment and labour relations. Examining and clarifying the interactions between migration, migration law, and labour law, contributors to the volume identify the many ways that migration law, as currently designed, divides the objectives of labour law, privileging concerns about the labour supply and demand over worker-protective concerns. In addition, migration law creates particular forms of status, which affect employment relations, thereby dividing the subjects of labour law. Chapters cover the labour laws of the UK, Australia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the US. References are also made to discrete practices in Brazil, France, Greece, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, and South Africa. These countries all host migrants and have developed systems of migration law reflecting very different trajectories. Some are traditional countries of immigration and settlement migration, while others have traditionally been countries of emigration but now import many workers. There are, nonetheless, common features in their immigration law which have a profound impact on labour law, for instance in their shared contemporary shift to using temporary labour migration programmes. Further chapters examine EU and international law on migration, labour rights, human rights, and human trafficking and smuggling, developing cross-jurisdictional and multi-level perspectives. Written by leading scholars of labour law, migration law, and migration studies, this book provides a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to this field of legal interaction, of interest to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, trade unions, and migrants' groups alike.
Category: Law

Constitutionalization Of European Private Law

Author : Hans Micklitz
ISBN : 9780191020087
Genre : Law
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In recent years the impact of human rights and fundamental rights on private law has risen in prominence and led to a whole series of detailed investigations. 'Constitutionalization of private law' is the flag under which most of the research on the increasing impact of national constitutional rights on national private legal orders is sailing. In the absence of a European Constitution, the constitutionalization of European private law suggests a process: constitutionalization instead of constituent power, demos, and the magic constitutional moment. The Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention of Human Rights constitute the two pillars on which the transformation of European private law rests. This volume clearly demonstrates the change that has taken place, at the national and at the European level. Private law is no longer immune to the intrusion of fundamental and human rights. Whilst member states and the EU are driving the process by adopting ever more concrete and more comprehensive lists of human and fundamental rights, at the national, the European, and international level with overlapping contents, the true and key players in this development are the national and European courts. Contributions to this volume give this process a face and a direction, which is highlighted in the introduction by Hans-W. Micklitz.
Category: Law

The Eu Charter Of Fundamental Rights

Author : Steve Peers
ISBN : 9781782251828
Genre : Law
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The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union enshrines the key political, social and economic rights of EU citizens and residents in EU law. In its present form it was approved in 2000 by the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission. However its legal status remained uncertain until the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in December 2009. The Charter obliges the EU to act and legislate consistently with the Charter, and enables the EU's courts to strike down EU legislation which contravenes it. The Charter applies to EU Member States when they are implementing EU law but does not extend the competences of the EU beyond the competences given to it in the treaties. This Commentary on the Charter, the first in English, written by experts from several EU Member States, provides an authoritative but succinct statement of how the Charter impacts upon EU, domestic and international law. Following the conventional article-by-article approach, each commentator offers an expert view of how each article is either already being interpreted in the courts, or is likely to be interpreted. Each commentary is referenced to the case law and is augmented with extensive references to further reading. Six cross-cutting introductory chapters explain the Charter's institutional anchorage, its relationship to the Fundamental Rights Agency, its interaction with other parts of international human rights law, the enforcement mechanisms, extraterritorial scope, and the all-important 'Explanations'.
Category: Law

Women And Work

Author : Paul Phillips
ISBN : 1550287060
Genre : Business & Economics
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Contents: 1 Women's Work in Canada: The Historical Perspective 2 Participation in the Workplace 3 Wages and Inequality 4 The Economics of Market Dualism 5 Technology, Free Trade, and Economic Restructuring: Women and the New Economic Order 6 Women and the Labour Movement 7 The Future: Proposals for Change Notes on Sources and Further Reading
Category: Business & Economics

The Labour Constitution

Author : Ruth Dukes
ISBN : 9780191038600
Genre : Law
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By exploring different approaches to the study of labour law, this book re-evaluates how it is conceived, analysed, and criticized in current legislation and policy. In particular, it assesses whether so-called 'old ways' of thinking about the subject, such as the idea of the labour constitution, developed by Hugo Sinzheimer in the early years of the Weimar Republic, and the principle of collective laissez-faire, elaborated by Otto Kahn-Freund in the 1950s, are in fact outdated. It asks whether, and how, these ideas could be abstracted from the political, economic, and social contexts within which they were developed so that they might still usefully be applied to the study of labour law. Dukes argues that the labour constitution can provide an 'enduring idea of labour law', and an alternative to modern arguments which favour reorienting labour law to align more closely with the functioning of labour markets. Unlike the 'law of the labour market', the labour constitution highlights the inherently political nature of labour laws and institutions, as well as their economic functions. It constructs a framework for analysing labour laws, labour markets, and institutions, to allow scholars to critique the current policy climate and, in light of the ongoing expansion of the global labour market, assess the impact of the narrowing and disappearance of spaces for democratic deliberation and democratic decision-making on workers' rights.
Category: Law

Work And Family In The New Economy

Author : Samantha K. Ammons
ISBN : 9781784416294
Genre : Social Science
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This volume will focus on innovative research examining how the nature of paid work intersects with family and personal life today. This collection of cutting-edge research will be instrumental in shaping the next wave of work-family scholarship.
Category: Social Science

Gender And The Contours Of Precarious Employment

Author : Leah F. Vosko
ISBN : 9781135284718
Genre : Business & Economics
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Precarious employment presents a€ challenge to the social, economic, and political stability of labour markets in industrialized societies and there is widespread consensus that its growth is contributing to a series of common social inequalities, especially along the lines of gender and citizenship. This collection aims to yield new ways of understanding the forces driving labour market insecurity.
Category: Business & Economics

Reconciling Work And Family Life In Eu Law And Policy

Author : Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215470662
Genre : Law
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This book critically assesses the policy and legislative framework for the reconciliation of work and family life at EU level, and proposes a new way of looking at this complex set of issues based in what the realities are for working families.
Category: Law

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Economic Geography

Author : Trevor J. Barnes
ISBN : 9781444362374
Genre : Science
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines
Category: Science

Women And Globalisation

Author : Pam Rajput
ISBN : 8170246695
Genre : Women
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Contributed articles on the loans provided by the international organizations to developing countries and its consequences on women and the poor.
Category: Women

Employment Relations

Author : Stephen Deery
ISBN : 1862873445
Genre : Collective bargaining
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This book draws contributions from 13 leading labour law and industrial relations scholars in four countries - Australia, Britain, Japan and New Zealand. It examines: different national approaches to individual employment agreements; the impact of individualisation upon trade unions, collective bargaining and labour markets in four countries; the legislative and other legal aspects of individual employment arrangements in four countries; the legal frameworks for individual agreements in three Australian jurisdictions and the Australian Commonwealth Public Service; analysis of the types of clauses which appear in individually negotiated contracts in Britain; the role which individual employment agreements may play in negotiation strategies between employers and unions; the crucial role of the State in promoting individual employment relations in Britain, Australia and New Zealand; and the use to which individual agreements may be put in developing more flexible employment relations.
Category: Collective bargaining

Public Policy For Women

Author : Marjorie Griffin Cohen
ISBN : 0802095003
Genre : Political Science
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Containing essays from leading feminist academics, and social activists, Public Policy for Women addresses important public policy issues that fail to address women's needs. The volume's contributors pay particular attention to the relationship between the welfare state and vulnerable populations of women, while making substantial contributions to current public policy debates in Canada. Focusing on discussions of controversial issues such as single working mothers, prostitution, mandatory retirement, guaranteed income, and work for welfare, these essays also consider the political and economic constraints that have been brought about by neo-liberal policy changes. Full of relevant policy critiques and original recommendations for improvement, Public Policy for Women readdresses often neglected subjects and concerns and makes informative appeals for public policy to address women's needs.
Category: Political Science

Flexible Work Arrangements Conceptualizations And International Experiences

Author : International Industrial Relations Association. European Regional Congress
ISBN : UCSC:32106017394120
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the world of work as it exists today, the old standards of fixed hours and location have been substantially weakened. Most employers, in fact, prefer to maintain a flexible system of work arrangements that gives them more control over rate of production, assignment of tasks, and economic circumstances. The global development of these new and extensive conditions of employment variously characterized as nonstandard, alternative, peripheral, contingent, or atypical has reached a point at which its significance for both employers and employees (as well as for society in general) can be fruitfully analyzed. Such analysis is the purpose of this book. Twenty-six scholars present findings from a wide range of national experiences, including those of Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Although the bulk of the study is empirical, the conceptual approach with which the book opens pervades the entire analysis, so that important questions such as the following are raised frequently in differing contexts: Do organizations send mixed signals about flextime to their professional employees? What if anything compensates for the virtual elimination of "slack time" in the skilled labour market? Are flexible staffing arrangements inherently discriminatory? Do local managers tend to implement organizational strategic visions of good working life in a way that merely creates new compromises for their subordinates? How do non-permanent workers balance anxiety and freedom? Have flexible work arrangements affected traditional patterns of gender discrimination? Does "nonstandard" often mean "substandard"? Flexible Work Arrangements can be seen as a culmination of a trend among labour relations professionals that examines the effect of flexible work arrangements on individuals' career, family, health, and well-being, as well as effects on the workplace and the society. The direct result of research findings presented at the European Regional Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association held at Oslo in June 2001, through its rigorous research and incisive comparative detail, it will be of great value to policymakers, employers, and unions, as well as to scholars in the field.
Category: Business & Economics