Passing the Buck: Corporate Restructuring and the Casualisation of Labour

Passing the Buck: Corporate Restructuring and the Casualisation of Labour

by Ursula Huws


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780850366532
Publisher: Merlin Press Limited, The
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Passing the buck: Corporate restructuring and the casualisation of employment (pp. 1-9)

Ursula Huws

Transnational corporations as financial groups (pp. 10-38)

Claude Serfati

‘Everywhere in chains’: Work, commodity chain analysis, and the subversion of accountability (pp. 40-57)

James Lawson

Informalisation and the social relations of production: Insights from urban Karnataka, 1990–2005 (pp. 58-74)

Thomas Barnes

Skirting Regulation? Trade Liberalisation, Retailers and the Informalisation of South Africa's Clothing industry (pp. 76-94)

Marlea Clarke and Shane Godfrey

Labour makeup: a case study of 800,000 cosmetics resellers in Brazil (pp. 96-110)

Ludmila Costhek Abilio

Temporary agency work in the Finnish health care sector: Greater flexibility and freedom in the workplace? (pp. 112-128)

Work discipline and corporate training in modernising large companies in Argentina (pp. 130-149)

Claudia Figari

Freeze-dried flexibility: a new morphology of labour, casualisation and value (pp. 150-161)

Ricardo Antunes

The restructuring of labour in Brazil in the 2000s: flexible work and the precarisation of working life (pp. 162-170)

Giovanni Alves

Review: recent publications on precarious work (pp. 172-175)

The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class by Guy Standing; Working Without Commitments: The Health Effects of Precarious Employment by Wayne Lewchuk, Marlea Clarke and Alice de Wolff

Review by: Keith Randle

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