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Jewish Radicals - A Documentary Reader (Paperback): Tony Michels Jewish Radicals - A Documentary Reader (Paperback)
Tony Michels; Edited by Tony Michels
R511 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R71 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jewish Radicals explores the intertwined histories of Jews and the American Left through a rich variety of primary documents. Written in English and Yiddish, these documents reflect the entire spectrum of radical opinion, from anarchism to social democracy, Communism to socialist-Zionism. Rank-and-file activists, organizational leaders, intellectuals, and commentators, from within the Jewish community and beyond, all have their say. Their stories crisscross the Atlantic, spanning from the United States to Europe and British-ruled Palestine. The documents illuminate in fascinating detail the efforts of large numbers of Jews to refashion themselves as they confronted major problems of the twentieth century: poverty, anti-semitism, the meaning of American national identity, war, and totalitarianism. In this comprehensive sourcebook, the story of Jewish radicals over seven decades is told for the first time in their own words.

Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations (Paperback): Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations (Paperback)
Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The broad field of employment relations is diverse and complex and is under constant development and reinvention. This Research Handbook discusses fundamental theories and approaches to work and employment relations, and their connection to broader political and societal changes occurring throughout the world. It provides comprehensive coverage of work and employment relations theory and practice. This up-to-date research compendium has drawn together a range of international authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. There are chapters from labour historians, theoreticians, more mainstream industrial relations scholars, sociologists, organizational psychologists, geographers, policy advisors, economists and lawyers. At the heart of each chapter is the notion that the world of work and employment relations has changed substantially since the halcyon days of IR, throughout the Dunlop Era of the 1950s. However, many areas of enquiry remain, and more questions have developed with society and technology. This Handbook reflects this view. As the field of study and practice continues to evolve throughout the twenty-first century, what lessons have we learnt from the past and what can we expect in the future? Academics and postgraduate students researching industrial relations, human resource management, employment relations, industrial sociology and sociology of work will find this important resource invaluable.

The Transaction Cost Economics Project - The Theory and Practice of the Governance of Contractual Relations (Hardcover): Oliver... The Transaction Cost Economics Project - The Theory and Practice of the Governance of Contractual Relations (Hardcover)
Oliver E. Williamson
R2,675 Discovery Miles 26 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Transaction cost economics has and continues to be a fruitful area of research. There is still much to be done in the field with past research being used in conjunction with the vast number of contractual phenomena that have yet to be investigated in transaction cost economics terms. New challenges are posed by the need to move beyond the design of new contractual instruments (such as financial derivatives) to include an examination of the lurking hazards that attend contract implementation. Edited by a leading authority in the field, this important collection brings together Professor Williamson's key papers on transaction cost economics. It will be of benefit to academics, scholars and practitioners with an interest in this progressive subject.

Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Audits - A Risk-based Approach (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Stephen Asbury Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Audits - A Risk-based Approach (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Stephen Asbury
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Internal auditing is an essential tool for managing compliance, and for initiating and driving continual improvement in any organization's systematic HSEQ performance. Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Audits includes the latest health and safety, environmental and quality management system standards - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. It delivers a powerful and proven approach to risk-based auditing of business-critical risk areas using ISO, or your own management systems. It connects the `PDCA' approach to implementing management systems with auditing by focusing on the organization's context and the needs and expectations of interested parties. The novel approach leads HSEQ practitioners and senior and line managers alike to concentrate on the most significant risks to their objectives, and provides a step-by-step route through The Audit AdventureTM to provide a high-level, future-focused audit opinion. The whole approach is aligned to the international standard guidance for auditing management systems (ISO 19011). This unique guide to HSEQ and operations integrity auditing has become the standard work in the field over three editions whilst securing bestseller status in Australasia, Europe, North America and South Africa. It is essential reading for senior managers and auditors alike - it remains the `go to' title for those who aspire to drive a prosperous and thriving business based on world-class HSEQ management and performance.

Trade Unions in Western Europe - Hard Times, Hard Choices (Paperback): Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick, Richard Hyman Trade Unions in Western Europe - Hard Times, Hard Choices (Paperback)
Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick, Richard Hyman
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Trade unions in most of Europe are on the defensive: in recent decades they have lost membership, sometimes drastically; their collective bargaining power has declined, as has their influence on government; and in many countries, their public respect is much diminished. This book explores the challenges facing trade unions and their responses in ten west European countries: Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Italy. Based on a substantial number of interviews with key union representatives and academic experts in each country, together with the collection of a large amount of union documentation and background material, the book gives an account of how trade unionism has evolved in each country, the main recent challenges that unions have faced, and their responses. The book engages with the debates of the past two decades on union modernization and revitalization, and more generally with theories of institutional change and the literature on varieties of capitalism. Some observers ask whether unions remain relevant socio-economic actors, but challenging times can stimulate new thinking, and hence provide new opportunities. This book aims to show why trade unions are (still) important subjects for scientific analysis: first, as a means of collective 'voice' allowing employees to challenge management control and bringing a measure of balance to the employment relationship; second, as a form of 'countervailing power' to the socio-economic dominance of capital; and third, their potential as a 'sword of justice' to defend the weak, vulnerable and disadvantaged, express a set of values in opposition to the dominant political economy, and offer aspirations for a different-and better-form of society.

The Big Rig - Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (Paperback): Steve Viscelli The Big Rig - Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (Paperback)
Steve Viscelli
R549 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R123 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Long-haul trucks have been described as sweatshops on wheels. The typical long-haul trucker works the equivalent of two full-time jobs, often for little more than minimum wage. But it wasn't always this way. Trucking used to be one of the best working-class jobs in the United States. The Big Rig explains how this massive degradation in the quality of work has occurred, and how companies achieve a compliant and dedicated workforce despite it. Drawing on more than 100 in-depth interviews and years of extensive observation, including six months training and working as a long-haul trucker, Viscelli explains in detail how labor is recruited, trained, and used in the industry. He then shows how inexperienced workers are convinced to lease a truck and to work as independent contractors. He explains how deregulation and collective action by employers transformed trucking's labor markets - once dominated by the largest and most powerful union in US history - into an important example of the costs of contemporary labor markets for workers and the general public.

Occupational Health and Safety for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (Hardcover): E.Kevin Kelloway, Cary Cooper Occupational Health and Safety for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (Hardcover)
E.Kevin Kelloway, Cary Cooper
R1,942 Discovery Miles 19 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Small and medium sized enterprises constitute the vast majority of businesses in most developed economies. Although a large number of people are employed in such organizations, research and practice in occupational health and safety has largely ignored the unique challenges of this sector. In this highly relevant book, international experts in the field summarize existing knowledge and identify the best practices for enhancing occupational health and safety in small and medium sized enterprises. The authors specifically identify solutions that are appropriate for small businesses. Covering a full range of topics from traditional safety to psychosocial health, this insightful book will appeal to multidisciplinary audience, including researchers and graduate students in occupational health psychology; academics in the area of small business; practicing occupational health psychologists; as well as small business owners.

The International Handbook of Labour Unions - Responses to Neo-Liberalism (Hardcover, UK ed.): Gregor Gall, Adrian Wilkinson,... The International Handbook of Labour Unions - Responses to Neo-Liberalism (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Gregor Gall, Adrian Wilkinson, Richard Hurd
R3,399 Discovery Miles 33 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This insightful Handbook examines how labour unions across the world have experienced and responded to the growth of neo-liberalism. Since the 1970s, the spread of neo-liberalism across the world has radically reconfigured the relationship between unions, employers and the state. The contributors highlight that this is the major cause and effect of union decline and argue that if there is to be any union revitalisation and return to former levels of influence, then unions need to respond in appropriate political and practical ways. Written in a clear and accessible style, the Handbook examines unions' efforts to date in many of the major economies of the world, providing foundations for understanding each country. Policymakers, analysts, academics, researchers and advanced students in employment, industrial and labour relations as well as political economy will find this unique Handbook an important resource to understanding the contemporary plight and activity of labour unions.

Regulating Workplace Risks - A Comparative Study of Inspection Regimes in Times of Change (Hardcover): David Walters, Richard... Regulating Workplace Risks - A Comparative Study of Inspection Regimes in Times of Change (Hardcover)
David Walters, Richard Johnstone, Kaj Frick, Michael Quinlan, Genevieve Baril-Gingras, …
R2,596 Discovery Miles 25 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Regulating Workplace Risks is a study of regulatory inspection of occupational health and safety (OHS) and its management in five countries - Australia, Canada (Quebec), France, Sweden and the UK - during a time of major change. It examines the implications of the shift from specification to process based regulation, in which attention has been increasingly directed to the means of managing OHS more systematically at a time in which a major restructuring of work has occurred in response to the globalised economy. These changes provide both the context and material for a wider discussion of the nature of regulation and regulatory inspection and their role in protecting the health, safety and well-being of workers in advanced market economies. With its comparative nature and empirical studies, this book will appeal to OHS policy makers and regulators all over the world, as well as students in the field of occupational health and safety regulation internationally.

Unified We Are a Force - How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America's Inequalities (Paperback): Joerg Rieger, Rosemarie... Unified We Are a Force - How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America's Inequalities (Paperback)
Joerg Rieger, Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger
R290 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Marx After Marx - History and Time in the Expansion of Capitalism (Paperback): Harry Harootunian Marx After Marx - History and Time in the Expansion of Capitalism (Paperback)
Harry Harootunian
R526 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R161 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In Marx After Marx, Harry Harootunian questions the claims of Western Marxism and its presumption of the final completion of capitalism. If this shift in Marxism reflected the recognition that the expected revolutions were not forthcoming in the years before World War II, its Cold War afterlife helped to both unify the West in its struggle with the Soviet Union and bolster the belief that capitalism remained dominant in the contest over progress. This book deprovincializes Marx and the West's cultural turn by returning to the theorist's earlier explanations of capital's origins and development, which followed a trajectory beyond Euro-America to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Marx's expansive view shows how local circumstances, time, and culture intervened to reshape capital's system of production in these regions. His outline of a diversified global capitalism was much more robust than was his sketch of the English experience in Capital and helps explain the disparate routes that evolved during the twentieth century. Engaging with the texts of Lenin, Luxemburg, Gramsci, and other pivotal theorists, Harootunian strips contemporary Marxism of its cultural preoccupation by reasserting the deep relevance of history.

Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations (Hardcover): Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations (Hardcover)
Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson
R3,553 Discovery Miles 35 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The broad field of employment relations is diverse and complex and is under constant development and reinvention. This Research Handbook discusses fundamental theories and approaches to work and employment relations, and their connection to broader political and societal changes occurring throughout the world. It provides comprehensive coverage of work and employment relations theory and practice. This up-to-date research compendium has drawn together a range of international authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. There are chapters from labour historians, theoreticians, more mainstream industrial relations scholars, sociologists, organizational psychologists, geographers, policy advisors, economists and lawyers. At the heart of each chapter is the notion that the world of work and employment relations has changed substantially since the halcyon days of IR, throughout the Dunlop Era of the 1950s. However, many areas of enquiry remain, and more questions have developed with society and technology. This Handbook reflects this view. As the field of study and practice continues to evolve throughout the twenty-first century, what lessons have we learnt from the past and what can we expect in the future? Academics and postgraduate students researching industrial relations, human resource management, employment relations, industrial sociology and sociology of work will find this important resource invaluable.

Common Sense and a Little Fire - Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Paperback, 2nd Revised... Common Sense and a Little Fire - Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Annelise Orleck
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's Common Sense and a Little Fire continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely made more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the modern women's movement. Orleck takes her four subjects from turbulent, turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe to the radical ferment of New York's Lower East Side and the gaslit tenements where young workers studied together. Orleck paints a compelling picture of housewives' food and rent protests, of grim conditions in the garment shops, of factory-floor friendships that laid the basis for a mass uprising of young women garment workers, and of the impassioned rallies working women organized for suffrage. Featuring a new preface by the author, this new edition reasserts itself as a pivotal text in twentieth-century labor history.

The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy - Negotiating for Social Justice (Hardcover): Susan Hayter The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy - Negotiating for Social Justice (Hardcover)
Susan Hayter
R2,426 Discovery Miles 24 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the ways in which collective bargaining addresses a variety of workplace concerns in the context of today's global economy. Globalization can contribute to growth and development, but as the recent financial crisis demonstrated, it also puts employment, earnings and labour standards at risk. This book examines the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages. It focuses on a commonly neglected side of the story and demonstrates the positive contribution that collective bargaining can make to both economic and social goals. The various contributions examine how this fundamental principle and right at work is realized in different countries and how its practice can be reinforced across borders. They highlight the numerous resulting challenges and the critically important role that governments play in rebalancing bargaining power in a global economy. The chapters are written in an accessible style and deal with practical subjects, including employment security, workplace change and productivity, and working time. The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy will prove essential for postgraduate students in industrial and labour relations, human resource management, economics and business studies, as well as industrial relations practitioners and researchers.

A Handbook of Industrial Districts (Paperback): Giacomo Becattini, Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propis A Handbook of Industrial Districts (Paperback)
Giacomo Becattini, Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propis
R1,248 Discovery Miles 12 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this comprehensive original reference work, the editors have brought together an unrivalled group of distinguished scholars and practitioners to comment on the historical and contemporary role of industrial districts (IDs). This Handbook is uniquely positioned to shed light on the role of global and local forces and how they increasingly interact to shape the welfare of societies and the economic performance of firms and places. It illustrates that IDs are a clear expression of local societies finding their `place' in the national and international division of labour, and through the constitution and elaboration of productive specialisations congenial to the attitudes and the preferences of their people. Ultimately, the Handbook represents the main strands of a wide-ranging, decades-long debate on the nature of IDs: what they represented in the past, the changes they are currently undergoing, and the future challenges and opportunities they will face in an increasingly global economy. Including conceptual, critical and forward-looking contributions, as well as case studies from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the US, this Handbook will prove an invaluable resource for academics, students and policymakers focusing on industrial districts, local production systems and innovation. It will also appeal to those interested in the local drivers of competitiveness and related public policies.

Design for Safety (Hardcover): Louis J. Gullo, Jack Dixon Design for Safety (Hardcover)
Louis J. Gullo, Jack Dixon
R2,241 R1,585 Discovery Miles 15 850 Save R656 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A one-stop reference guide to design for safety principles and applications Design for Safety (DfSa) provides design engineers and engineering managers with a range of tools and techniques for incorporating safety into the design process for complex systems. It explains how to design for maximum safe conditions and minimum risk of accidents. The book covers safety design practices, which will result in improved safety, fewer accidents, and substantial savings in life cycle costs for producers and users. Readers who apply DfSa principles can expect to have a dramatic improvement in the ability to compete in global markets. They will also find a wealth of design practices not covered in typical engineering books--allowing them to think outside the box when developing safety requirements. Design Safety is already a high demand field due to its importance to system design and will be even more vital for engineers in multiple design disciplines as more systems become increasingly complex and liabilities increase. Therefore, risk mitigation methods to design systems with safety features are becoming more important. Designing systems for safety has been a high priority for many safety-critical systems--especially in the aerospace and military industries. However, with the expansion of technological innovations into other market places, industries that had not previously considered safety design requirements are now using the technology in applications. Design for Safety Covers trending topics and the latest technologies Provides ten paradigms for managing and designing systems for safety and uses them as guiding themes throughout the book Logically defines the parameters and concepts, sets the safety program and requirements, covers basic methodologies, investigates lessons from history, and addresses specialty topics within the topic of Design for Safety (DfSa) Supplements other books in the series on Quality and Reliability Engineering Design for Safety is an ideal book for new and experienced engineers and managers who are involved with design, testing, and maintenance of safety critical applications. It is also helpful for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering. Design for Safety is the second in a series of "Design for" books. Design for Reliability was the first in the series with more planned for the future.

Windows on the Workplace - Computers, Jobs, and the Organization of Office Work (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.): Joan M Greenbaum Windows on the Workplace - Computers, Jobs, and the Organization of Office Work (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.)
Joan M Greenbaum
R1,572 Discovery Miles 15 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"A valuable contribution to public policy debates concerning the workplace of the future and the nature and implications of the 'information economy.'"
--Choice (of the first edition)

In this eye-opening book, Joan Greenbaum tells the story of changes in management policies, work organization, and the design of office information systems from the 1950s to the present. She describes the impact of new technologies on the organization of working life with a keen awareness of the social forces that seek to benefit from them, showing how the process is driven by the needs of capitalist profit and control over the workforce rather than the good of society or greater efficiency.

Windows on the Workplace takes as its starting-point the experience of office workers and their own accounts of it. The book includes interviews with a wide range of workers, including young people entering a workplace in which the expectation of stable, long-term employment has all but disappeared. Greenbaum's approach is to locate their experiences and expectations within broader social and economic patterns, and to show how these patterns are constantly changing.

In a field that is constantly changing, this book captures the moment and clarifies the direction in which it is moving. It exposes the myth that technological advance and free market economics are creating a better future for all, and reveals the reality behind the myth.

Maid - Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (Standard format, CD): Stephanie Land Maid - Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (Standard format, CD)
Stephanie Land; Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich; Read by Stephanie Land
R520 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R147 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Working in Biosafety Level 3 and 4 Laboratories - A Practical Introduction (Paperback): Manfred Weidmann, Nigel Silmann,... Working in Biosafety Level 3 and 4 Laboratories - A Practical Introduction (Paperback)
Manfred Weidmann, Nigel Silmann, Patrick Butaye, Mandy Elschner
R2,298 R1,616 Discovery Miles 16 160 Save R682 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The first training manual for new staff working in BSL3/4 labs. This guide is based on a course developed in 2007 by the EU COST action group 28b which serves as a standard for many courses BSL3/4 training courses worldwide. The four-day course consists of lectures and practical training with the lecturers covering all the different possibilities of organising a BSL-3/4 lab including the adaptation to the local requirements of biosafety, safety at work, and social regulations. This book covers bio-containment, hazard criteria and categorisation of microbes, technical specifications of BSL-3 laboratories and ABSL-3 laboratories, personal protective gear, shipping BSL-3 and BSL-4 organisms according to UN and IATA regulations, efficacy of inactivation procedures, fumigation, learning from a history of lab accidents, handling samples that arrive for diagnostic testing and bridging the gap between the requirements of bio-containment and diagnostics. Course participants can not only use the book for their actual training event but it will remain a useful reference throughout their career in BSL3/4 labs.

A Handbook of Industrial Districts (Hardcover): Giacomo Becattini, Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propis A Handbook of Industrial Districts (Hardcover)
Giacomo Becattini, Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propis
R5,441 Discovery Miles 54 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this comprehensive original reference work, the editors have brought together an unrivalled group of distinguished scholars and practitioners to comment on the historical and contemporary role of industrial districts (IDs). This Handbook is uniquely positioned to shed light on the role of global and local forces and how they increasingly interact to shape the welfare of societies and the economic performance of firms and places. It illustrates that IDs are a clear expression of local societies finding their `place' in the national and international division of labour, and through the constitution and elaboration of productive specialisations congenial to the attitudes and the preferences of their people. Ultimately, the Handbook represents the main strands of a wide-ranging, decades-long debate on the nature of IDs: what they represented in the past, the changes they are currently undergoing, and the future challenges and opportunities they will face in an increasingly global economy. Including conceptual, critical and forward-looking contributions, as well as case studies from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the US, this Handbook will prove an invaluable resource for academics, students and policymakers focusing on industrial districts, local production systems and innovation. It will also appeal to those interested in the local drivers of competitiveness and related public policies.

Hoffa in Tennessee - The Chattanooga Trial That Brought Down an Icon (Hardcover): Maury Nicely Hoffa in Tennessee - The Chattanooga Trial That Brought Down an Icon (Hardcover)
Maury Nicely
R902 R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Save R211 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Jimmy Hoffa, acquitted in a Nashville court during the Test Fleet case, was under investigation for jury tampering and subsequently tried and convicted in Chattanooga after a judge in Nashville granted a change of venue. Nicely explores Hoffa's time in Tennessee, the major players in the case, and the development of Bobby Kennedy, then chief counsel of the Senate's McClellan Committee, as Hoffa's main antagonist. All the while, Hoffa's continued legal troubles created a high amount of tension between the Teamsters, management, and members of organized crime. While many books overlook this important tipping point in Hoffa's career, tending to focus on his disappearance, Nicely mines court transcripts and presents the Tennessee trials as both the height of Hoffa's perceived invincibility and the beginning of his downfall.

Trotskyists on Trial - Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR (Hardcover): Donna T. Haverty-Stacke Trotskyists on Trial - Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR (Hardcover)
Donna T. Haverty-Stacke
R1,065 R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Save R181 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Passed in June 1940, the Smith Act was a peacetime anti-sedition law that marked a dramatic shift in the legal definition of free speech protection in America by criminalizing the advocacy of disloyalty to the government by force. It also criminalized the acts of printing, publishing, or distributing anything advocating such sedition and made it illegal to organize or belong to any association that did the same. It was first brought to trial in July 1941, when a federal grand jury in Minneapolis indicted twenty-nine Socialist Workers Party members, fifteen of whom also belonged to the militant Teamsters Local 544. Eighteen of the defendants were convicted of conspiring to overthrow the government. Examining the social, political, and legal history of the first Smith Act case, this book focuses on the tension between the nation's cherished principle of free political expression and the demands of national security on the eve of America's entry into World War II. Based on newly declassified government documents and recently opened archival sources, Trotskyists on Trial explores the implications of the case for organized labor and civil liberties in wartime and postwar America. The central issue of how Americans have tolerated or suppressed dissent during moments of national crisis is not only important to our understanding of the past, but also remains a pressing concern in the post-9/11 world. This volume traces some of the implications of the compromise between rights and security that was made in the mid-twentieth century, offering historical context for some of the consequences of similar bargains struck today.

Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits - A Century of Building Trades History (Paperback, Annotated edition): Grace Palladino Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits - A Century of Building Trades History (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Grace Palladino
R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits follows the history of the Building and Construction Trades Department from the emergence of building trades councils in the age of the skyscraper; through treacherous fights over jurisdiction as new building materials and methods of work evolved; and through numerous Department campaigns to improve safety standards, work with contractors to promote unionized construction, and forge a sense of industrial unity among its fifteen (and at times nineteen) autonomous and highly diverse affiliates.

Arranged chronologically, Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits is based on archival research in Department, AFL-CIO, and U.S. government records as well as numerous union journals, the local and national press, and interviews with former Department officers. Grace Palladino makes the history of the building trades come alive. By investigating the sources of conflict and unity within the Building and Construction Trades Department over time, and demonstrating how building trades unions dealt with problems and opportunities in the past, she provides a historical context for the current generation of workers and leaders as they devise new strategies to suit their current situation.

Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions - Firms, Knowledge and Policy (Hardcover): Mahtab A. Farshchi, Odile E.M.... Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions - Firms, Knowledge and Policy (Hardcover)
Mahtab A. Farshchi, Odile E.M. Janne, Philip McCann
R2,809 Discovery Miles 28 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions explicitly adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to analysing the structural transformation of mature regions. The major focus of the book is from an economics perspective, but it also employs sociological analyses, business history approaches and technological analyses. It critically considers the identification and development of regional capabilities and regional policy initiatives for mature industrial areas in the context of globalisation and technological change. Specific cases from a range of different countries help to distinguish which aspects of mature regions' technology, knowledge or structure are region-specific, and which are more generally applicable to mature industrial regions throughout the world. The book will prove to be invaluable for academic researchers as well as government and policy communities.

Branding in Governance and Public Management (Hardcover): Jasper Eshuis, Erik-Hans Klijn Branding in Governance and Public Management (Hardcover)
Jasper Eshuis, Erik-Hans Klijn
R2,536 Discovery Miles 25 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Politicians and public managers utilize branding to communicate with the public as well as to position themselves within the ever-present media now so central to political and administrative life. They must further contend with stakeholders holding contradictory opinions about the nature of a problem, the desirable solutions, and the values at stake. Branding is used as a strategy to manage perceptions, motivate stakeholders, communicate clear messages in the media, and position policies and projects. Brands have a unique ability to simplify such messages and motivate different actors to invest their energy in governance processes.

Public administration scholars so far have however paid little attention to branding. This book provides a systematic analysis of branding as phenomenon in governance. It deals with the nature of public branding, its relation to existing theories in public administration, the way branding is used as a managerial strategy in governance processes, and the risks and limitations of branding. Branding in Public Governance and Management highlights the growing importance of public banding as a public management strategy to influence political events, decision-making processes and outcomes in governance processes.

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