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The Uniqueness of Labour

Jonathon W. Moses

in Workaway: The Human Costs of Europe's Common Labour Market

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529211016
eISBN:
9781529211054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211016.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter argues that it is a mistake to employ mainstream economic models when deciding how to integrate national labour markets, as the nature of labour is radically different from other goods ... More


Housing and welfare states

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Housing was neglected in the comparative welfare state literature until very recently. The reason for this appears to relate to some of ‘housing's’ characteristics, particularly that it is found ... More


Conclusion: Useful Subjects?

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This conclusion discusses work of art as a very special kind of luxury object, one whose intrinsic structure ensures a particular mode of consumption that neutralizes the potentially harmful effects ... More


Conclusions

Cristina Solera

in Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349309
eISBN:
9781447304319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter summarizes the main findings and discusses their policy implications. It re-opens the issue of individualization and ‘choice’ in women's employment; it reflects on the weight of ... More


Guangzhou: At the Forefront of Union Reform?

Eli Friedman

in Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter asks the question: Can prolabor leadership at the municipal level advance the decommodification and incorporation of labor? Union practitioners (and some scholars) in China frequently ... More


Oligarchic Decommodification?: Sectoral Unions and Crises of Representation

Eli Friedman

in Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Based on a comparison of sectoral unions in Guangzhou and southeast Zhejiang, this chapter analyzes the impact of regional political economy on organizational form and innovation. Unions in Zhejiang ... More


Introduction

Elisabeth Anderson

in Agents of Reform: Child Labor and the Origins of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691220895
eISBN:
9780691220918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691220895.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter pays attention to the modern regulatory welfare state, which pushes the welfare state's origin back about fifty years, from the 1880s to the 1830s. It defines regulatory welfare as the ... More


Housing policy: the rise and fall of public housing

Paul Watt

in Estate Regeneration and its Discontents: Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447329183
eISBN:
9781447329206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329183.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter outlines and explains the expansion and contraction of London’s public housing from the late 19th century until the 2010s. It argues that public/council housing – the ‘wobbly pillar’ of ... More


Conclusion

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion examines the urban planning implications of this story in the current moment, when some cities are transformed by gentrification while others struggle to make use of tens of thousands ... More


Re-imagining Parental Leave: a conceptual ‘thought experiment’

Lindsey Doucet and Sophie McKay

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is a conceptual, pragmatic and imaginative ‘thought experiment’. Broadly informed by Margaret Somers’ ‘historical sociology of concept formation’, which excavates the historicity, ... More


Types of Social Protection

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

There does not exist a single model forthe welfare state in Europe. Each country has its own model, which is the result of its political and social culture and of its economic evolution. There exist ... More


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