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Published: 01 May 2011

208 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719085703

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Globalisation Contested

An international political economy of work

Louise Amoore

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Available in paperback for the first time Reveals the social and political contests that give 'global' its meaning, by examining the contested nature of globalisation as it is expressed in the restructuring of work Rejects conventional explanations of globalisation as a process that automatically leads to transformations in working lives, or as a project that is strategically designed to bring about lean and flexible forms of production Advances an understanding of the social practices that constitute global change Through case studies that span from the labour flexibility debates in Britain and Germany, to the strategies and tactics of corporations and workers, the author examines how globalisation is interpreted and experienced in everyday life and argues that contestation has become a central feature of the practices that enable or confound global restructuring

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