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 13: Beyond the workplace: how civil society organisations attempt to exercise regulatory influence over work and employment

Steve Williams and Brian Abbott

Abstract

This chapter examines how civil society organisations exercise regulatory influence from the outside of workplaces. Although such organisations are not new, there is growing recognition that the regulatory environment in respect of work and employment has become more complex, with the diminution of joint regulation through collective bargaining allowing space for the emergence of alternative regulatory arrangements, including those involving civil society organisations.

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