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The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870-1924

by Brian McCook Ohio University Press (April 13, 2011)

The issues of immigration and integration are at the forefront of contemporary politics. Yet debates over foreign workers and the desirability of their incorporation into European and American societies too...


Education of an American Liberal

by Lucille Llc Milner eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Lucille Milner describes her early years as a reformer. She documents her work as a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and work with other progressive organizations.


High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

by Barry R. Chiswick, James Ted McDonald, Volker Grossmann & James F. Hollifield et al. AEI Press (February 16, 2011)

Recent U.S. immigration reform proposals have focused almost exclusively on regulating the population of low-skilled foreign workers. High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market contends that policymakers...


Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mary Harris Jones, Mary Field Parton & Clarence Darrow Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi

by Les Leopold Chelsea Green Publishing (November 14, 2007)

A CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, a mysterious car crash, listening devices, and stolen documents--everything you'd expect from the latest thriller. Yet, this was the reality of Tony Mazzocchi,...


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy

by Berch Berberoglu, Jerry Lembcke, Chuck Davis & Julia D. Fox et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2001)

This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies-from auto to...


Prying Open Fortress Europe: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration

by Alexander Caviedes Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

Globalization has increased international migratory pressures, but in advanced industrialized countries entrenched social interests eager to maintain restrictive policies make it difficult for governments to...


The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace

by Tony Waters Lexington Books (December 19, 2006)

This book is about how the modern market world transformed the lives of remote agricultural farmers. Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent subsistence farmes...


The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market: The Role of Employment Discrimination Policies

by June E. O'Neill & Dave M. O'Neill AEI Press (December 16, 2012)

The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market provides historical background on employment discrimination and wage discrepancies in the United States and on government efforts to address employment...


The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: Fifty-Four Reasons for Repeal

by Armand J. Thieblot Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2013)

The Davis-Bacon Act is a United States federal law that established the requirement that prevailing wages must be paid on public works projects. In this book, Armand J. Thieblot argues that the law was passed...


Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western Regions

by Jijiao Zhang, Joel J. Kassiola, Sujian Guo & Guoqing Shi et al. Lexington Books (June 14, 2010)

Environmental scholars and specialists from U.S. and China provide insightful comparisons and analyses of environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and ChinaOs western regions. A special focus...


AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage?

by Kim Scipes Lexington Books (September 23, 2010)

This book examines the themes of imperialism and empire from the perspective of the foreign policy program of organized labor in the United States. It details efforts to make real popular democracy within Labor....


Locating Migrating Media

by John McCullough, Janine Marchessault, Charles H. Davis & Greg Elmer et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book...


Africa, Tropical Timber, Turfs, and Trade: Geographic Perspectives on Ghana's Timber Industry and Development

by J. Henry Owusu Lexington Books (August 20, 2012)

This book examines development issues, particularly spatial integration, in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding its tropical timber trade, and the related formal-informal operational turf creation, control and dynamics....


Planning Labour

by Alina-Sandra Cucu Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

Impoverished, indebted, and underdeveloped at the close of World War II, Romania underwent dramatic changes as part of its transition to a centrally planned economy. Like the Soviet Union, it pursued a policy...


A Field in Flux

by Robert B. McKersie & Thomas A. Kochan Cornell Publishing (May 15, 2019)

A Field in Flux chronicles the extraordinary journey of industrial and labor relations expert Robert McKersie. One of the most important industrial relations scholars and leaders of our time, McKersie pioneered...


The Seattle General Strike

by Robert L. Friedheim & James N. Gregory University of Washington Press (October 24, 2018)

�We are undertaking the most tremendous move ever made by LABOR in this country, a move which will lead�NO ONE KNOWS WHERE!� With these words echoing throughout the city, on February 6, 1919, 65,000 Seattle...


Categories in Context

by Isabelle Berrebi-Hoffmann, Olivier Giraud, Léa Renard & Theresa Wobbe Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

Despite the wealth of empirical research currently available on the interrelationships of gender and labor, we still know comparatively little about the forms of classification and categorization that have...


The New Politics of Transnational Labor

by Marissa Brookes ILR Press (March 15, 2019)

Over the years many transnational labor alliances have succeeded in improving conditions for workers, but many more have not. In The New Politics of Transnational Labor, Marissa Brookes explains why this dichotomy...


The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation

by Miguel Martinez Lucio, Heather Connolly, Stefania Marino & Richard Hyman ILR Press (May 15, 2019)

In The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation, Heather Connolly, Stefania Marino, and Miguel Martínez Lucio compare trade union responses to immigration and the related political and labour...


Everyday Transgressions

by Adelle Blackett ILR Press (April 15, 2019)

Adelle Blackett tells the story behind the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention No. 189, and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201 which in 2011 created the...


Getting a Cut: A Contextual Understanding of Commission Systems

by Richard Seltzer & Holona LeAnne Ochs Lexington Books (September 20, 2010)

Getting a Cut provides a perspective on nonstandard compensation that demonstrates the process by which commissions impact the experiences of workers. Understanding this under-researched perspective reveals...


From Migrant to Worker

by Michele Ford ILR Press (April 15, 2019)

What happens when local unions begin to advocate for the rights of temporary migrant workers, asks Michele Ford in her sweeping study of seven Asian countries? Until recently unions in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia,...


The American Dream Deferred

by Cory Booker Brookings Institution Press (June 19, 2018)

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) shares the story of his father’s journey from poverty to middle-class prosperity, but says the bargain that helped his father and other workers achieve the American Dream is now...


The Annotated Works of Henry George

by Alexandra W. Lough, Francis K. Peddle & William S. Peirce Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 06, 2018)

This is the first fully annotated edition of Social Problems (1883) and The Condition of Labor (1891), two important works by one of America’s most popular social economists. Social Problems grew out of a...


Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

by Mallory Factor & Elizabeth Factor Center Street (August 21, 2012)

SHADOWBOSSES reads like an organized crime novel, but it's actually a true story of how labor unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process. This compelling and insightful book...


Creative Union

by Kiril Tomoff Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence of musicians...


Workers' Movements and Strikes in the Twenty-First Century

by Jörg Nowak, Madhumita Dutta & Peter Birke Rowman & Littlefield International (April 05, 2018)

While workers movements have been largely phased out and considered out-dated in most parts of the world during the 1990s, the 21st century has seen a surge in new and unprecedented forms of strikes and workers...


Striking Back

by Mary Manning & Sinead O'Brien The Collins Press (November 10, 2017)

‘Young shopworkers on Henry Street in Dublin, who in 1984 refused to handle the fruits of apartheid, provided me with great hope during my years of imprisonment, and inspiration to millions of South Africans.’...


Working in Hollywood

by Ronny Regev The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system...


Strong Governments, Precarious Workers

by Philip Rathgeb ILR Press (December 15, 2018)

Why do some European welfare states protect unemployed and inadequately employed workers ("outsiders") from economic uncertainty better than others? Philip Rathgeb’s study of labor market policy change in...


Workers without Borders

by Ines Wagner ILR Press (November 15, 2018)

How the European Union handles posted workers is a growing issue for a region with borders that really are just lines on a map. A 2008 story, dissected in Ines Wagner’s Workers without Borders, about the troubling...


Inclusion and Exclusion in Europe

by Olena Fedyuk & Paul Stewart ECPR Press (March 02, 2018)

Recent decades have seen the EU grappling with a major struggle between the securitization of its external borders and demand for exploitable and disposable cheap workforce in various sectors. As a result, the...


Woman

by Sheerla Flather Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

This thought-provoking and challenging book is about sex and profits. It is not a book about Women's Lib, but it is a book that will lead to the recognition of women carried along by the wholehearted support...


What is Work?

by Raffaella Sarti, Anna Bellavitis & Manuela Martini Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn't. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a...


Cold Type

by Harvey Araton Cinco Puntos Press (June 23, 2014)

Harvey Araton writes, with keen insight, of a time when power was ebbing fast from both newspapers and their unions. It’s an especially bittersweet tale he tells of the people who had grown up in newspapers...


Global Unions, Local Power

by Jamie K. McCallum ILR Press (October 17, 2013)

News about labor unions is usually pessimistic, focusing on declining membership and failed campaigns. But there are encouraging signs that the labor movement is evolving its strategies to benefit workers in...


A Path for Chinese Civil Society: A Case Study on Industrial Associations in Wenzhou, China

by Jianxing Yu, Jun Zhou & Hua Jiang Lexington Books (February 12, 2012)

Through close investigation into the industrial, organizational, and social governance of industrial associations in Wenzhou and in-depth analysis of their challenges and developments within the institutional...


Socialist Countries Face the European Community

by Suvi Kansikas Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

In the early 1970s, the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) began to revise its trade policy towards the outside world. It needed to counter the European Community’s bid to implement its Common Commercial...


The Swiss Model – The Power of Democracy

by Venelin Tsachevsky Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 05, 2014)

The book analyses the historical evolution and modern features of Switzerland’s political system and neutrality of state, termed by the author as the Swiss model. The model is based on the principles of democracy,...


Too Small to Make an Impact?

by Marek Neuman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

Do small EU member states exert influence over the EU’s foreign policy-making process? Ten years after the Czech Republic joined the European Union, Marek Neuman attempts to answer this question by looking...


Euroscepticism in Turkey

by Can Büyükbay Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 03, 2015)

This book examines the construction of Euroscepticism in civil society discourse, focusing on Turkey’s possible EU-membership, the ongoing political struggles between different political camps in Turkey and...


The EU Education Policy in the Post-Lisbon Era

by Caroline U. Amann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2015)

This book provides a comprehensive view of the current state of affairs and possible developments in EU education law and policy. It covers the innovations brought about by the Lisbon Treaty as well as the Lisbon/EU...


Capitalist Imperialism in Contemporary Theoretical Frameworks

by Filip Ilkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 04, 2017)

This book analyzes the controversy surrounding imperialism associated with capitalist development. The last dozen years passed under the shadow of two momentous events: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conducted...


Sovereignty in China’s Perspective

by Yonghong Yang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 27, 2017)

This book explores China’s perspective on sovereignty. The concept of sovereignty is universal, however, the understanding of it varies in different states and due to cultural backgrounds, history or the composition...


Political Leadership in Morphogenetic Perspective

by Filip Pierzchalski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 24, 2017)

This book depicts a new research perspective of political leadership, in which the multi-level and dynamic leadership relation is explained as relations between the leader (human agency) and followers (sociological...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


Accountability and democracy in Poland and Spain

by Anna Sroka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 06, 2017)

This book is a response to the need for scientific research on one of the components of quality of democracy, id est accountability. The author analyses thoroughly in cross-section the accountability mechanisms...


Social Networks and the Jewish Migration between Poland and Palestine, 1924–1928

by Magdalena M. Wrobel Bloom Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 11, 2016)

This book analyses the role of social networks in the process of migration. Based on stories of Polish Jews who migrated between Poland and Palestine in the 1920s, the author presents all stages of the journey...