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Will The Gig Economy Prevail

Author : Colin Crouch
ISBN : 1509532447
Genre : Political Science
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Increasingly, employees are being falsely treated as ‘self-employed’. This phenomenon – the ‘gig economy’ – is seen as the inevitable shape of things to come. In this book, Colin Crouch takes a step back and questions this logic. He shows how the idea of an employee – a stable status that involves a bundle of rights – has maintained a curious persistence. Examining the ways companies are attacking these rights, from proffering temporary work to involuntary part-time work to ‘gigging’, he reveals the paradoxes of the situation and argues that it should not and cannot continue. He goes on to propose reforms to reverse the perverse incentives that reward irresponsible employers and punish good ones, setting out an agenda for a realistic future of secure work. Crouch’s penetrating analysis will be of interest to everyone interested in the future of work, the welfare state and the gig economy.
Category: Political Science

Social Policy

Author : Hugh Bochel
ISBN : 9780429534881
Genre : Political Science
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This thoroughly revised and expanded new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social policy and addresses its historical, theoretical and contextual foundations as well as contemporary policy issues relating to health, education and welfare as well as the impact of Brexit. Divided into four sections, it opens with a survey of the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates, before moving on to look at the historical development of the subject. The third section examines contemporary aspects of providing welfare, whilst the final part covers European and wider international developments. The text explores the major topics and areas in contemporary social policy, for example: work and welfare education adult health and social care children and families crime and criminal justice health housing race disability social care and includes new chapters on class as well as comparative social policy. Issues are addressed throughout in a lively and accessible style and examples are richly illustrated to encourage the student to engage with theory and content and to help highlight the relevance of social policy in our understanding of modern society. It is packed with features including ‘Spotlight’ ‘Discussion and review’ and ‘Controversy and debate’ boxes, as well as further readings and recommended websites. A comprehensive glossary also provides explanations of key terms and abbreviations. This is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in social policy and related subjects such as criminology, health studies, politics, sociology, nursing, youth and social work.
Category: Political Science

A Modern Guide To Economic Sociology

Author : Milan Zafirovski
ISBN : 9781789901313
Genre : Business & Economics
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This accessible guide to the rapidly growing and interdisciplinary field of modern economic sociology offers critical insights into its fundamental concepts and developments. International in scope, contributions from leading economic sociologists and sociologically-minded economists explore the intersections and implications for theory and empirical research in both disciplines.
Category: Business & Economics

Working In The Context Of Austerity

Author : Baines, Donna
ISBN : 9781529208689
Genre : Business & Economics
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Austerity was presented as the antidote to sluggish economies, but it has had far-reaching effects on jobs and employment conditions. With an international team of editors and authors from Europe, North America and Australia, this illuminating collection goes beyond a sole focus on public sector work and uniquely covers the impact of austerity on work across the private, public and voluntary spheres. Drawing on a range of perspectives, the book engages with the major debates surrounding austerity and neoliberalism, providing grounded analysis of the everyday experience of work and employment.
Category: Business & Economics

The Northern Territory As It Is

Author : Sir William John Sowden
ISBN : OXFORD:N10623185
Genre : Industries
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Report of a Tour undertaken to survey the Northern Territory - people, settlements - examination of the mineralogical, geological and botanical features etc.; Includes assessment of Aborigines comparison between Wilwonga and Larrakeryah; Comparison of physical appearance between coastal and Daly River tribes - aggressiveness of Melville Bay tribes (e.g. Fort Dundas); Description of customs - corrobborees - body decoration - love of singing and mimicking; Decorated stones marking tribal boundaries; Health - state of eyes syphilis; Reason for ill-will between natives and settlers - misuse of Aboriginal women; Nature of employment of natives - domestics, guides etc.; Tour of mainly N.W. Arnhem Land; From Sydney - Cape York, Thursday Island - (pearling and trepang trading) Port Essington, Melville Bay, Port Darwin, Southport, Pine Creek, Daly River, Adelaide River, Palmerston.
Category: Industries

The Century

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ISBN : IND:30000153419472
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House Documents

Author : USA House of Representatives
ISBN : BSB:BSB11037643
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The Independent

Author : Leonard Bacon
ISBN : UOM:39015084515553
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Electrical Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015084677239
Genre : Electrical engineering
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Category: Electrical engineering

Harper S Bazaar

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ISBN : UOM:39015038715317
Genre : Dressmaking
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Category: Dressmaking

Public Opinion

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ISBN : IOWA:31858045487794
Genre : Periodicals
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Category: Periodicals

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