Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment
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Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment

Edited by Gregor Gall

Providing a thorough overview of the political nature and dynamics of the world of work, labour and employment, this timely Handbook draws together an interdisciplinary range of top contributors to explore the interdependent relationship between politics and labour, work and employment. The Handbook explores the purpose, roles, rights and powers of employers and management, workers and unions, states and governments in the age of globalised neo-liberalism.
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Chapter 2: A theoretical framework for labour, work and employment research

Bruce E. Kaufman

Abstract

This chapter develops a broad-based and integrative conceptual framework for studying labour, work and employment, anchored on labour, work and employment’s most distinctive and important institution, the employment (wage-labour) relationship, and uses as structural scaffolding the industrial relations frames of reference model.

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