Global Labour Flexibility: Seeking Distributive Justice

Global Labour Flexibility: Seeking Distributive Justice

by Guy Standing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312225253

ISBN-13: 9780312225254

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

What models of distributive justice can the twenty-first century promote to challenge the spread of insecurity, inequality, and social fragmentation? The 20th century was dominated by competition between two labor models of society--state socialism and welfare state capitalism, which promoted forms of labor security. Since the 1970s, globalization and flexible

Overview

What models of distributive justice can the twenty-first century promote to challenge the spread of insecurity, inequality, and social fragmentation? The 20th century was dominated by competition between two labor models of society--state socialism and welfare state capitalism, which promoted forms of labor security. Since the 1970s, globalization and flexible labor markets have increased insecurity and inequalities. After a period dominated by libertarianism, politicians and social thinkers must find ways of promoting distributive justice, based on basic security and new forms of voice representation and regulation. Dismissing the approach of the "new paternalists," this book presents a new vision combining security of income and representation without moralistic state control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312225254
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
441
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Conceptualizing Global Labour
• Of Work, Labour, and Employment
• Status, Control, and Contrast
Part II: The Sirens of Flexibility
• The Pursuit of Flexibility
• The Renewed Growth of Labour Flexibility
Part III: The Rocks of Insecurity
• The Crumbling of Labour Market Security
• Insecurity in Employment
• Income
• Social Protection, Fragmentation, and Detachment
Part IV: Labourist Options
• Minimum Wages, Subsidies, and Tax Credits
• The Road to Workfare
Part V: Shadow of the Future
• News from Somewhere: A Redistributive Agenda
• Labour Control and Modes of Resistance

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