Capital & Class

A scholarly journal devoted to the analysis of global capitalism in the Marxist tradition. Coverage includes the labor, trade union and other radical movements, such as anti-racism, environmentalism and feminism. Content includes feature and survey articl

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All Power to the Imagination!
David Douglass All Power to the Imagination! The Class War Federation, (PO Box 467, London E8 3QX), 1999. pp. 120 ISBN 0953734706 (pbk) Reviewed by Luis M. Pozo This is a pamphlet to be understood against the background of the ideological clashes within...
A Weapon in the Struggle
Andy Croft (ed.) A Weapon in the Struggle Pluto Press, London, 1998, pp. 224 ISBN 0-745-312047 (pbk) L14.99 ISBN 0-745-312098 (hbk) L45.00 Reviewed by Brian Lewis This entertaining and informative collection of essays is subtitled `The Cultural History...
Beyond the Developmental State: East Asia's Political Economies Reconsidered
Steve Chan, Cal Clark and Danny Lam (eds.) Be and the Developmental State: East Asia's Political Economies Reconsidered St.Martin's Press, London, Macmillan and New York, 1998. pp. 182, index. ISBN 0-333-69068-0 (Macmillan) ISBN 0-312-17739-9 (St Martin's...
Big Business, Poor Peoples: The Impact of Transnational Corporations on the World's Poor
John Madeley Big Business, Poor Peoples: The Impact of Transnational Corporations on the World's Poor Zed Books, London, 1999. pp. 2217. ISBN 1-85649-672-4 (pbk) L14.95 Reviewed by Angus Bancroft `QUALITY, INDUSTRIOUSNESS AND RELIABILITY IS WHAT EL SALVADOR...
Capitalism's World Disorder: Working-Class Politics at the Millennium
Jack Barnes (edited by Steve Clark) Capitalism's World Disorder: Working-Class Politics at the Millennium Pathfinder Press, NewYork, 1999. pp. 501. ISBN 0-87348-810-0 (pbk) L15.45 Reviewed by Mike Richardson This book contains a collection of talks and...
Capital, the State and Late Industrialization: Comparative Perspectives on the Pacific Rim
John Borrego, Alejandro Alvarez and Jomo K.S. eds. Capital, the State and Late Industrialization: Comparative Perspectives on the Pacific Rim Westview Press, Boulder,1996, pp.261, index ISBN 0-8133-2961-2 (hbk) Out of print During the 1980s and early...
Commodifying Communism: Business, Trust, and Politics in a Chinese City
David L Wank Commodifying Communism: Business, Trust, and Politics in a Chinese City Cambridge University Press, 1999. pp. 312 ISBN 0-521-62073-2 (hbk) L37.50 ISBN 0-521-79841-8 (pbk) L17.95 Since China's open and reform policy through the 1980s and...
Confronting Empire
Pluto Press, London, 2000. pp. 177 ISBN 0 745-31? 138 (pbk) L10.99 ISBN 0 745-31712-X (hbk) L35.00 Reviewed by John Newsinger Eqbal Ahmad died in May 1999 of heart failure, following surgery for cancer of the colon that had only been diagnosed the week...
Contemporary Economic Theory
Contemporary Economic Theory Macmillan, 1999 ISBN 0-333-75362-3 L52.50 Reviewed by Persefoni Tsaliki The slowdown in the economic activity that started in the early 1970s had two effects on the ideological level. First, it revealed the weaknesses of...
Contested Communities: Class, Gender and Politics in Chile's El Teniente Copper Mine, 1904-1951
Thomas Miller Klubock Contested Communities: Class, Gender and Politics in Chile's El Teniente Copper Mine, 1904-1951 Duke University Press, Durham and London 1998. pp. 363 ISBN 0-8223-2078-9 (hbk) L40.00 Reviewed by John Sullivan Most writers on the...
Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Practice / Technologies of Truth: Cultural Citizenship and the Popular Media
Randy Martin Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Practice Duke University Press, 1998, pp. viii + 270 ISBN 0-8223-2203-X (hbk) L35.67 ISBN 0-8223-2219-6 (pbk) L12.82 Toby Miller Technologies of Truth: Cultural Citizenship and the Popular Media...
Cynicism and Postmodernity
Timothy Bowes Cynicism and Postmodernity Verso, 1997. pp. 248 ISBN 1-85984-196-1 (pbk) L14.00 Reviewed by John Robers We live, we are often told, in an age of cynicism. Drenched daily in the nasty brew concocted by spin doctors, the media, lying politicians...
Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty
Walden Bello Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty Pluto Press: London, 2nd edn., 1999. pp. 162 ISBN 0745314619 Debates regarding Third World development strategies appear to be resolved: the overwhelming victor is that of the laissez-faire...
Dialectics and Deconstruction in Political Economy
Robert Albritton Dialectics and Deconstruction in Political Economy Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, 1999, pp. vi + 203. ISBN 0-333-77356-X (hbk) L50.00 ISBN 0-333-94837-8 (pbk) L15.99 In the last decades there has been an upsurge of academic concern...
Econ-Art: Divorcing Art from Science in Modern Economics
Rick Szostak Econ-Art: Divorcing Art From Science in Modern Economics Pluto Press, Gateshead, 1999, pp. 256 ISBN 0-7453-1442-2 15.99 In the preface of this work the writer states that the book `operates on two levels' (p.xi), but one of these is much...
Economics: A New Introduction
Economics: A New Introduction Pluto, London, 1999, pp. 896 ISBN: 0-7453-1536-4 (hbk) L75.00 ISBN: 0-7453-1531-3 (pbk) L25.00 Teaching introductory economics is difficult. Many students do not like the subject because it is perceived to be difficult,...
Essays on Historical Materialism
John Rees (ed) Essays on Historical Materialism Bookmarks, London, 1998. pp. 202. ISBN 1-898876-38-X (pbk) 8.50 This is a collection of essays written by leading members of the British Socialist Workers' Party. It seems an opportune moment, as the editor...
Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground
Fat Man on the Left Four Decades in the Underground Los Angeles: California Classics, 1998. pp. 184 ISBN 1-87935-01-0 $14.95 Reviewed by Ben Gidley This book works on two levels. It is the account of episodes from the 1950s to 1990s from the life of...
Forced Choices: Class, Community, and Worker Ownership
Charles S. Varano. Forced Choices: Class, Community, and Worker Ownership Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1999. ISBN 0-791-44182-2 $24.95 Reviewed by Luis L. M. Aguiar In 1982, National Steel announced that it would be closing its...
Germany and the Politics of Europe's Money
Germany and the Politics of Europe's Money Duke University Press, London and Durham NC, 1998 ISBN 08223-2062-2 34.00 This is a detailed study, drawing extensively on German sources, of four key episodes in the evolution of German policy towards European...
Head & Hand: Introduction
Introduction This special edition of 75 book reviews for members of the Conference of Socialist Economists revives a number of traditions. Head & Hand is an old CSE title in abeyance since the mid-i98os. Frequently tabloid in size, but not always,...
Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order
Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order Macmillan/St Martin's Press, Basingstoke and New York, pp. 269. ISBN 0-333-65498-6 (hbk) L50.00 ISBN 0-312-21768-4 (pbk) Reviewed by Andy Cumbers The 1990s...
Land and Labour Relations in South-West Bangladesh: Resources, Power, Conflict
Anion Kumar Dana Land and Labour Relations in South-West Bangladesh: Resources, Power, Conflict Macmillan, 1998. pp. 304 ISBN: 0-333-73808-X (hbk) L50.00 Anjan Kumar Datta's book, Land and Labour Relations in South-West Bangladesh, is a rich empirical...
Language, Ideology and Social Consciousness: Developing a Sociohistorical Approach
Ashgate, Aldershot 1999. pp. 272 + vii, ISBN 184014-842-X (hbk) L39.95 Reviewed by Alex Low Chik Collins' fine study breathes fresh life into debates about ideology and social consciousness. Not that it is without problems. However, these fade beside...
Liberation and Purity: Race, New Religious Movements and the Ethics of Postmodernity
Liberation and Purity: race, new religious movements and the ethics of postmodernity. UCL Press, London-Bristol & Pennsylvania, 1997. pp. 306 ISBN 1-85728-424-4 (pb) Liberation and Purity asks an unsettling question. What if our postmodern advocacy...
Market Killing
Greg Philo and David Miller (eds) Market Killing Pearson Education, Harlow, 2001 pp. 192 ISBN 058238236X L16.99 This is an important book. It presents a sustained critique of contemporary academic trends and calls for a return to `public issue research'...
Market Socialism: The Debate among Socialists
Bertell Oilman (ed) Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists Routledge, London and New York, 1998, pp. 192 ISBN 0-415-91966-5 (hbk) L55.00 ISBN 0-415-91967-3 (pbk) L16.99 Reviewed by Chik Collins Marx and Engels did not do nearly enough to delineate...
Marxism and Social Science
Macmillan (now Palgrave) London and New York, 1999, pp. 392. ISBN 0-333-65596-6 (pbk) 15.99 ISBN 0-333-65595-8 (hbk) 45.00 Reviewed by Andrew McCulloch I chose to read this edited collection piecemeal as I attempted to cling on board the whirligig of...
Marx on Suicide
Marx on Suicide Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1999. pp. 152 ISBN 0-810-11638-3 (pbk) 12.50 ISBN 0-810-11632-4 (hbk) 42.50 Marx wrote `Peuchet on Suicide' in 1846 for publication in Moses Hess' Gesell-- schaftsspiegel. In accordance...
Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing: Imperial Politics in the American Southwest
Gilbert G. Gonzalez Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing: Imperial Politics in the American Southwest University of Texas Press, Austin, 1999. pp.xii + 277. ISBN 0-292-72823-9 (hbk ) L28.50 ISBN 0-292-72824-7 (pbk ) L14.10 There are several interpretations...
Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias, Socialist Register 2000
Leo Panitch and Colin Leys (eds) Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias, Socialist Register 2000 Merlin Press, 1999. pp. 300 ISBN 0-850-36487-6 (pbk) L12.95 ISBN 0-850-36488-4 (hbk) L30.00 Reviewed by Andres McCulloch The editors of this collection justify...
Neo-Liberalism or Democracy? Economic Strategy, Markets, and Alternatives for the 21st Century
Arthur MacEwan Neo-Liberalism or Democracy? Economic Strategy, Markets, and Alternatives for the 21 st Century Zed Books Ltd., London and New York, 1999, pp. 255. ISBN 1-856-49724-0 (hbk) L45.00 ISBN 1-856-49729-0 (pbk) L15.99 This book, whose subtitle...
New Realism New Barbarism: Socialist Theory in the Era of Globalisation / the Twilight of Globalisation: Property, State and Capitalism
Boris Kagarlitsky New Realism Now Barbarism: Socialist Theory in the Era of Globalisation Pluto, London, 1999. pp. x+166. ISBN 0-7453-1551-8 (pbk) Boris Kagarlitsky The Twilight of Globalisation: Property, State and Capitalism Pluto, London, 2000. pp....
Pinochet: The Politics of Torture
Hugh O'Shaughnessy Pinochet: The politics of torture Latin American Bureau, 2000. pp. 300 ISBN 1-899-36541-9 (pbk) L8.99 Reviewed by Francisco Dominguez This book came out right at the height of the Pinochet case and it is a poignant reminder of the...
Pioneering Economic Reform in China's Special Economic Zones
Pioneering Economic Reform in China's Special Economic Zones Aldershot, Brookfield USA, Singapore & Sydney: Ashgate, 1999. pp. 167 ISBN 1-84014-81 1-X L35.00 In 1979-80 China established several Special Economic Zones (SEZ), which were in certain...
Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy
Raia Prokhovnik Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy London, Routledge, 1999. pp. 224 ISBN 0-415-14618-6 (hbk) L60.07 Reviewed by Angus Bancroft In her book, Raia Prokhovnik argues that Western intellectual discourse is characterised by a...
Recasting Egalitarianism: New Rules for Communities, States and Markets
Recasting Egalitarianism: New Rules for Communities, States and Markets Verso, Guildford, 1998. pp. 397 ISBN 1-85984-255-0 L13.00 This volume forms a part of `The Real Utopias Project'. This consists of a series of workshops that are concerned with finding...
Reconstructing Political Economy: The Great Divide in Economic Thought
Reconstructing Political Economy: The great divide in economic thought London: Roudedge, 1999, pp. 287 ISBN 0-415-20763-0 (pbk) L20.99 Reconstructing Political Economy is one of those rare books which overturns a range of comfortable assumptions one...
Redefining Public Sector Unionism: UNISON and the Future of Trade Unions
Michael Terry (ed.) Redefining Public Sector Unionism: UNISON and the future of trade unions Routledge, London, 2000. pp. 288 ISBN 0-415-23020-9 L60.00 This is an important book for a number of reasons. Firstly it documents the merger of three unions...
Rethinking Northern Ireland: Culture Ideology and Colonialism
David Miller (ed) Rethinking Northern Ireland: Culture Ideology and Colonialism Longman, London, 1998. pp. 315 ISBN 0-582-30287-0 (pbk) L17.99 Reviewed by John Sullivan Some of the articles collected here employ conventional political analysis, but the...
Rural Revolt in Mexico: U.S. Intervention and the Domain of Subaltern Politics
Daniel Nugent (ed) Rural Revolt in Mexico: U.S. Intervention and the Domain of Subaltern Politics University of North Carolina Press, 1998, (2nd Ed.) pp. 384 ISBN 0-822-32086X (hbk) 42.50 ISBN 0-822-321130 (pbk) 13.50 The Mexican Revolution was one of...
Russian Workers: The Anatomy of Patience / Transformation at Work in the New Market Economies of Central Eastern Europe
Srch Ashwin Russian Workers: The Anatomy of Patience Manchester University Press, 1999. pp. 213 ISBN 071905611-X (hbk) L40.00 Anna Pollert Transformation at Work in the Now Market Economies of Central Eastern Europe Sage, 1999 ISBN 0761952306 (hbk) L60.00...
Social Construction of Gender Inequality in the Housing System: Housing Experience of Women in Hong Kong
Kam Wah Chan Social Construction oF Gender Inequality in the Housing System: Housing Experience of Women in Hong Kong Ashgate, 1997 ISBN 1840-141-638 (hbk), L41.50 This disarmingly honest author is refreshingly open about his or her moral commitments:...
Socialist Register, 1999: Global Capitalism versus Democracy
Leo Panitch and Colin Legs (eds) Socialist Register, 1999: Global Capitalism versus Democracy Merlin Press and Monthly Review Press, 1999. pp. 364 ISBN 0-850-36480-9 12.95. Unfortunately, despite its many merits, what this collection sadly fails to do...
Social Theory: A Historical Introduction
Social Theory: A Historical Introduction Polity Press, Cambridge, pp339 ISBN 0745-61-64-53 (pbk) L14.99 Callinicos holds that Marx was a revolutionary socialist because he 'sought to realise in his own life the unity of theory and practice which he defended...
Strange Weather: Culture, Science and Technology in the Age of Limits
Andrew Ross Strange Weather: Culture, Science And Technology In The Age Of Limits Verso, London, 1996. pp. 275. ISBN 0-86091-354-6 (hbk) ISBN 0-86091-567-0 (pbk) L12.00 Reviewed by Angus Bancroft Strange Weather summons up New Age belief systems, cyberpunk...
Structural Adjustment, Global Trade and the New Political Economy of Development
Biplab Dasgupta Structural Adjustment, Global Trade and the New Political Economy of Development London: Zed Books, 1998, pp.434. ISBN 1-85649-595-7 hbk $69.95, L49.96 ISBN 1-85649-596-5 pbk $25.00, L17.85 Reviewed by Paul Burkett For development economics,...
Surrender: How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan Revolution
Michael Meeropol Surrender. How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan Revolution The University of Michigan Press, USA, 1998. pp. 377 ISBN 0-472-10952-9 (hbk) L20.50 As the title of this book suggests, its aim is to show that the Clinton administration...
Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship
Leah Vosko Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship University of Toronto Press, 2000. pp. 381 ISBN: 0-8020-8334-X (hbk) L45.13 Reviewed by Chris Schenk Leah Vosko's book Temporary Work provides the most insightful analysis...
Thailand: Class Struggle in an Era of Economic Crisis
Ji Ungpakorn Thailand: Class Struggle in an Era of Economic Crisis Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resources Center, 1999. pp. 118 ISBN 974-86626-6-7, L5 (pbk) In his previous book, The Struggle for Democracy and Social Justice in Thailand (1997), Ungpakorn...
The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (2Nd. Edition)
The Age Of Migration: International Population Movements In The Modern World (2nd. Edition) Macmillan Press, London 1998. pp. 336. ISBN 0-333-73245-6 (pbk) L15.50 In early 1998 a case of shoplifting was being heard in the London Courts. A wealthy banker...
The Brave New World of Work
The Brave New World of Work Polity Press, 2000, pp. 216 ISBN 0-745-62398-0 (pbk) L13.99 ISBN 0 745-62397-2 (hbk) L45.00 Reviewed by James Heartfield In the Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (1986, 1992 in English), Ulrich Beck took his sociology...
The Cancer Stage of Capitalism
John McMurty The Cancer Stage of Capitalism Pluto Press, London, 1999. pp. xii+312. ISBN 0-7453-1352-3 (pbk) In the UK, one in three people will suffer from some form of it. At most about 5 to 10% of cases are caused by defective genes, the rest have...
The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume Two of Marx's Capital
Christopher J. Arthur & Geert Reuten (eds.) The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume Two of Marx's Capital Macmillan Press and St. Martin's Press, Houndsmills, Basingstoke and NewYork, 1998, pp. 240. ISBN 0-333-68015-4 (hbk) 45.00 Reviewed by...
The Coming Class War and How to Avoid It: Rebuilding the American Middle Class
The Coming Class War and How to Avoid It: Rebuilding the American Middle Class M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY, and London, 1999. pp. 209 ISBN 0-7656-0197-4 (hbk) In this provocatively titled book, two us economists present a diagnosis of what they see as a...
The Crisis of Poverty and Debt in the Third World
Martin Dent, Bill Peters and Frank Judd The Crisis of Poverty and Debt in the Third World Ashgate, Aldershot, 1999. pp. 284 ISBN 0-7546-1027-6 (hbk) L39.95. Reviewed by Ravi Malhotra In this passionate, if rather idiosyncratic volume, Martin Dent, Bill...
The Entrepreneurial State in China
Jane Duckett The Entrepreneurial State in China Routledge (London and New York) 1998, pp.273 ISBN 0 415 18471 9 L55.00 Since the '70s, neo-liberal economists, challenging the pro-state intervention 'structuralist' school, have transposed the New Political...
The Grip of Death: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics
Michael Rowbotham The Grip of Death: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics 1998, Charlbury, UK and Concord, Mass: Jon Carpenter Publishing ISBN 1-897766-40-8 L15.00 Reviewed by Wendy Olsen Rowbotham analyses housing equity,...
The Japanese Economy Reconsidered
New York: Palgrave, 2000. pp. 153 + xiv, ISBN 0-333-66519-8. 40.00 Reviewed by Paul Burkett Itoh's latest book updates and elaborates his analysis of the postwar Japanese economy. A key turning point in Itoh's historical account is the `inflationary...
The Myth of Dialectics: Reinterpreting the Marx-Hegel Relation
John Rosenthal The Myth of Dialectics: Reinterpreting the Marx-Hegel Relation Macmillan Press 1998, pp. 256 ISBN 0-333-69-442-2 L47.50 This book is aimed at a narrow, specialist market. Namely, those who are concerned with the debate over whether Marx...
Theorising Transition: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformations
John Pickles and Adrian Smith (eds.) Theorising Transition: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformations Routledge, London and New York, 1998. pp. 522 ISBN 0-415-16266-1 (hbk) ISBN 0-415-16267-X (pbk) `Vulgar political economy,' Marx says,...
The Politics and Economics of Power
Samuel Bowles, Maurizio Franzini and Ugo Pagano (eds) The Politics and Economics of Power Routledge, St. Ives, 1999. pp. 320 ISBN 0-415-18542-4 L60.00 Reviewed by Pete Clarke There have been a number of books and articles of late that suggest that the...
The Politics of Change: Globalisation, Ideology and Critique
The Politics of Change: Globalisation, Ideology and Critique. Palgrave, Houndsmills, Basingstoke and New York, 2000. pp. 212. ISBN 0-333-76088-3 (hbk) 42.50 The debates on globalisation, postfordism, post-modernism, and other `post-isms' are expressive...
The Real Rights of Man: Political Economies for the Working Class 1775-1850
Noel Thompson The Real Rights of Man: Political Economies for the Working Class 1775-1850 London, Pluto, 1998, pp. viii+168 ISBN 0-7453-1265-9 (pbk) L12.99 ISBN 0-7453-1270-5 (hbk) L45.00 Reviewed by Ben Gidley The title of this book is taken from that...
The Return of Radicalism: Reshaping the Left Institutions
Pluto, London, 2000, pp. vii+ 187. ISBN 0-7453-1591-7 (pbk) 12.99 Reviewed by Jonathan Joseph In my review of the two previous books in Boris Kagarlitsky's trilogy (see Section 6), I wondered what kind of political solutions flowed from his analysis...
The TUC: From the General Strike to New Unionism
Robert Taylor The TUC: From the General Strike to New Unionism Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2000. pp. 312 ISBN 0-333-93066-5 (paper) L5.99 Reviewed by Melanie Simms Given the traditional focus of British industrial relations on the institutions of employment...
The Urban Caribbean: Transition to the New Global Economy
Alejandro Porter, Carlos Dore-Cabral, and Patricia Landolt (eds) The Urban Caribbean: Transition to the New Global Economy Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins Press, 1997. pp. 296 ISBN 0-801-85519-5 (pkb) L15.00 This book is the product of a five country...
To Profit or Not to Profit: The Commercial Transformation of the Non-Profit Sector
Burton A. Weisbrod (ed) To Profit or Not to Profit: The Commercial Transformation of the Non-profit Sector Cambridge University Press, USA, 1998. pp. 340, ISBN 0-521-63180-7 (hbk) L45.00 This book is a set of studies, contributed by seventeen us academics,...
Trade Unions at the Crossroads
Peter Fairbrother Trade Unions at the Crossroads Mansell, 2000. ISBN 0-7201-2202-3 (hbk) L60.00 Fairbrother ends his book by stating `The question facing these memberships is what choice they will make. It is in this very specific sense that unions in...
Troubled Transition: Social Democracy in East Central Europe
Michael Dauderstadt, Andre Gerrits and Gyorgy G. Markus Troubled Transition: Social Democracy in East Central Europe Friedrich Ebert Stiftung/Wiardi Beckman Stichting/ Alfred Mozer Stichting, Bonn/Amsterdam, 1999. pp. 166. ISBN 90-72575-62-8 (pbk ) Reviewed...
Trouble with Tigers: The Rise and Fall of South East Asia
Trouble With Tigers: The Rise and Fall of South East Asia HarperCollins, London, 1999. pp. 343 ISBN 0002558602 (pbk) 19.99 Certainty is just plain boring. It is more for the risk-averse types. For risk-takers, however, uncertainty is the stuff they are...
Where Was the Working Class? Revolution in Eastern Germany
Linda Fuller Where Was The Working Class? Revolution in Eastern Germany University of Illinois Press, 1999. pp. 280 ISBN 0-252-02442-7 (hbk) L42.70 ISBN 0-252-06751-7 (pbk) L18.95 Reviewed by Mark Fisher Throughout the revolutionary turmoil that gripped...
Whose Millennium? Theirs or Ours?
Whose Millennium? Theirs or Ours? Monthly Review Press, 1999, pp. 295. ISBN 0-853-45946- 0 (pbk) 14.95 Given the title of this book one is not surprised to find that it is `conceived from the start as a call to action' (p.277). It is also, however, a...
Who's Not Working and Why: Employment, Cognitive Skills, Wages, and the Changing U.S. Labour Market
Frederic L Pryor and David L. Schaffer Who's Not Working and Why: Employment, Cognitive Skills, Wages, and the Changing U.S. Labour Market Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (hbk) 1999, (pbk) 2000. ISBN 0-521-65152-2 (hbk) L27.50 ISBN 0-521-79439-0...