Industrial Redundancies: A Comparative Analysis of the Chemical and Clothing Industries in the UK and Italy / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Recent years have witnessed the emergence of new forms of industrial unemployment brought about by processes of continuous restructuring, or vertical disintegration, of aspects such as re-location. Whilst not producing a major impact on the employment levels, these forms are nonetheless changing the employment relations. The debate has however been anchored to mainstream economic positions, which explain this phenomenon in terms of the negative effect of labour regulation on company economic performance.
Captivating and comprehensive, this book is a comparative study of the industrial unemployment and restructuring in the chemical and clothing sectors of two industrial areas, Teeside in the UK and Brindisi in Italy. It takes an innovative approach, examining employment and industrial change from a perspective that is sensitive to the study of institutions and their role in shaping industrial activity. Moreover, by considering institutional relations, it highlights the spatial specificity of restructuring processes and redundancies.
Author Biography: Dr Lidia Greco, Department of Sociology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
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This book provides a wonderfully grounded illustration of institutionalist explanations of industrial unemployment; one which contests mainstream proposals on labour flexibility and other market interventions to tackle unemployment. (Professor Ash Amin, University of Durham, UK)