New books


The Struggle Over Work

The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial

Shaun Wilson

Routledge 2004 224 s. ISBN 0415305500
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

The future of work in advanced industrial democracies is the subject of intense debate and public concern. Despite predictions that working hours would fall and leisure time would rise as society progressed, the opposite has in fact occurred. This new book contains a twofold investigation into 'the end of work' with theoretical and policy angles contributing to the growing research field on the boundaries of economics and sociology.

Chapter I: Introduction
Part One
Chapter II: Pessimistic Origins: 'Work' in classical sociology
Chapter III: Work and the postindustrial pessimists
Part Two
Chapter IV: Work without limit?: Work and welfare in the US model
Chapter V: The Basic Income challenge to work and welfare
Chapter VI: Labour movements and work: Exhausted alliances or new challenges?