Christoph Hermann's Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time (Routledge PDF

By Christoph Hermann

ISBN-10: 041581023X

ISBN-13: 9780415810234

John Maynard Keynes anticipated that round the yr 2030 humans could purely paintings 15 hours every week. within the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié nonetheless expected the advent of the 30-hour week within the yr 2000, while productiveness might keep growing at a longtime speed. productiveness development bogged down a little bit within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, yet rebounded within the Nineties with the unfold of recent details and communique applied sciences. the information economic climate, besides the fact that, didn't result in a jobless destiny or a global with no paintings, as a few students had anticipated. With few exceptions, paintings hours of full-time staff have infrequently fallen within the complicated capitalist nations within the final 3 many years, whereas in a few international locations they've got truly elevated because the Nineteen Eighties.

This publication takes the patience of lengthy paintings hours as start line to enquire the connection among capitalism and paintings time. It does so by way of discussing significant theoretical faculties and their factors for the size and distribution of labor hours, in addition to tracing significant alterations in construction and replica structures, and interpreting their results for paintings hours.

Furthermore, this quantity explores the fight for shorter paintings hours, ranging from the creation of the ten-hour paintings day within the 19th century to the creation of the 35-hour week in France and Germany on the finish of the 20 th century. besides the fact that, the booklet additionally indicates how neoliberalism has eroded collective paintings time rules and led to a rise and polarization of labor hours because the Nineteen Eighties. ultimately, the e-book argues that shorter paintings hours not just skill extra loose time for employees, but additionally reduces inequality and improves human and ecological sustainability.

Show description

Read or Download Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy) PDF

Similar labour & industrial relations books

Get The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor PDF

Many low-income nations and improvement businesses are calling for higher liberalization of work immigration guidelines in high-income nations. even as, human rights corporations and migrant rights advocates call for extra equivalent rights for migrant staff. the cost of Rights exhibits why you can't continually have either.

Download e-book for iPad: China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance by Zhongjin Li,Eli Friedman,Hao Ren

China has been the quickest becoming significant economic climate on the earth for 3 many years. it's also domestic to a couple of the most important, such a lot incendiary, and so much underreported hard work struggles of our time. China on Strike, the 1st English-language e-book of its variety, presents an intimate and revealing window into the lives of employees organizing in a few of China’s such a lot ecocnomic factories, which provide Apple, Nike, Hewlett Packard, and different multinational businesses.

Download e-book for kindle: The Comparative Politics of Education: Teachers Unions and by Terry Moe,Susanne Wiborg

Public schooling is seriously vital to the human capital, social overall healthiness, and monetary prosperity of countries. it's also an intensely political realm of public coverage that's seriously formed via strength and designated pursuits. but political scientists not often examine schooling, and schooling researchers infrequently research politics.

Read e-book online Employment Relations and HRM in South Korea: In a Time of PDF

South Korea is among the infrequent nations that has skilled political/industrial democratization and fiscal improvement concurrently in a comparatively brief interval. besides the fact that, the whole tale of democratization and improvement techniques monitors faces - confident and dangers to the deployment of labour/human assets.

Additional resources for Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy) by Christoph Hermann

by John

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 23 votes