Postwar employment standards are being undermined and 'non-standard' employment is becoming more common. While scholars have pointed to negative consequences of this development, this volume also discusses the evidence for a new and socially inclusive European employment standard.
About the Author
Luis Enrique Alonso,Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain Jean-Claude Barbier, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, France Anna Buchner-Jeziorska, University of ?ód?, Poland Klaus Dörre, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany Carlos J. Fernández Rodríguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain Bengt Furåker, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Hajo Holst, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany Jeroen Horemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium Rafael Ibáñez Rojo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain Lefteris Kretsos, University of Greenwich, UK Miguel Martinez Lucio, University of Manchester, UK Ive Marx, Antwerp University, Belgium Teo Matkovi?, University of Zagreb, Croatia Julia S. O'Connor, University of Ulster, UK Jorge Sola, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Wim Van Lancker, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Table of ContentsPreface; Richard Hyman Introduction: Changing Employment Standards in a Crisis-ridden Europe; Martin Fritz and Max Koch PART I: THE THEORETICAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL BACKGROUND 1. A Conceptual Approach of the Destandardization of Employment in Europe since the 1970s; Jean-Claude Barbier 2. Employment Standards in Transition: From Fordism to Finance-Driven Capitalism ; Max Koch 3. Non-Standard Employment and European Union Employment Regulation; Julia S. O'Connor PART II: COUNTRY STUDIES 4. The Expansion of Temporary Employment in Spain (1984-2010): Neither Socially Fair nor Economically Productive; Jorge Sola, Luis Enrique Alonso, Carlos J. Fernández Rodríguez and Rafael Ibáñez Rojo 5. 'Flexicurity' through Normalization? Changes in Scope, Composition and Conditions of Temporary Employment in Croatia; Teo Matkovi? 6. Destandardization of Employment in the UK: Issues, Politics and Policy Re-Invention; Lefteris Kretsos and Miguel Martínez Lucio 7. Non-Standard Employment in Poland: Option or Necessity?; Anna Buchner-Jeziorska 8. Revival of the 'German Model'? Destandardization and the New Labour Market Regime; Hajo Holst and Klaus Dörre 9. Non-Standard Employment and Perceptions of Job Characteristics and Labour Market Situation: An Intra-Nordic Comparison; Bengt Furåker PART III: THE COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 10. Should We Care about Part-Time Work from a Poverty Perspective? An Analysis for the EU15 Countries; Jeroen Horemans and Ive Marx 11. Temporary Employment and Poverty in the Enlarged European Union: An Empirical and Comparative Analysis; Wim Van Lancker 12. Non-Standard Employment and Anomie in the EU; Martin Fritz 13. Conclusion: Non-Standard Employment: Concept, Empirical Results and Policy Implications; Max Koch and Martin Fritz