The Changing Worlds and Workplaces of Capitalism

Seán Ó Riain (Editor), Felix Behling (Editor), Rossella Ciccia (Editor), Eoin Flaherty (Editor)

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    Abstract

    How do the large scale structures of capitalism and the local social relations of workplaces and organisations shape each other? Through a series of European studies of capital and labour's shifting struggles and compromises; of the politics of welfare, industrial relations and labour markets; and the transformation of post-industrial networked workplaces, this edited collection shows how capitalist workplaces and economies are changing today. The first section explores how European capitalism developed and the different national forms of the struggle between capital and labour for a bigger share of national income. In the second part of the volume, the contributors investigate the institutions that are the building blocks of these different national forms, and how they are changing as labour markets are increasingly shaped by globalisation, feminisation and liberalisation. The final chapters examine how these institutions of capitalism play out in the contemporary workplace – where the most dynamic sectors are based on loose networks and external labour markets and a shifting, uncertain alliance between employers and workers. The authors argue for a new integration of political economy and the sociology of work and organisations.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    ISBN (Print)9781137427076
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

    Publication series

    NameInternational Political Economy Series

    Keywords

    • work
    • employment
    • capitalism
    • inequality

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