International Labour Review

This global multidisciplinary journal covers labour, social policies and relationships. It also covers fields, such as employment and labour markets, training and skills development, social security and social protection, labour law and labour institutions.

Articles from Vol. 136, No. 4, Winter

Administracion Laboral Y Ministerios De Trabajo En El Siglo
Administracion laboral y Ministerios de Trabajo en el siglo xxi. By Rene Cortazar, Alvaro Espina, Jean-Claude Javillier, Daniel Martinez, Emilio Morgado and Victor E. Tokman. Lima, 1997. 197 pp. Tables, figures. US$ 11.00. ISBN 92-2-310793-8. This book...
Computers, Ethics and Society
Ermann, M. David; Williams, Mary B.; Shauf, Michele S. (eds.). Computers, ethics and society. New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997. 2nd edition. xii + 340 pp. ISBN 0-19-510756-X. In this second edition of selected readings on ethical questions...
Economic and Social Development into the XXI Century
Emmerij, Louis (ed.). Economic and social development into the XXI century. Washington, DC, InterAmerican Development Bank, distributed by Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. x + 579 pp. Indices. ISBN 1-886938-21-0. In early September 1996, Louis Emmerij,...
Global Unionism: A Potential Player
Andreas BREITENFELLNER * Trade unions are typically omitted from studies on international political economy, and apparently for good reason. At first glance, labour simply does not feature as a front line player in international relations. In the post...
Gradual Retirement in the OECD Countries
Delsen, Lei; Reday-Mulvey, Genevieve (eds.). Gradual retirement in the OECD countries. Aldershot, Dartmouth Publishing Co. Ltd., 1996. ISBN 1-85521-708-2. Gradual retirement - a gradual reduction in working hours before full retirement - provides workers...
Introducing Labour Flexibility: The Example of New Zealand
Anthony HONEYBONE * The perceived need for greater flexibility has been the driving force in a dramatic reform of the industrial relations system in New Zealand over the past ten years. The experience of this reform offers an interesting perspective...
Introduction
In the past several years workers have been confronting the effects of heightened competition in product and service markets, greater flexibility in labour markets, an increased influence of international financial flows on the real economy, new forms...
Le Travail a Temps Partiel / le Temps De Travail
Favennec-Hery, Francoise. Le travail a temps partiel. Paris, Litec (Pratique sociale), 1997. 269 pp. ISBN 2-7111-2808-3. Jamoulle, Micheline; Geerkens, Eric; Foxhal, Gaetane; Kefer, Fabienne; Bredael, Sylvie. Le temps de travail. Brussels, CRISP, 1997....
Misere Du Present-Richesse Du Possible
Gorz, Andre. Misere du present Richesse du possible. Collection Debats. Paris, Galilee, 1997. 229 pp. ISBN 2-7186-0451-4. Unemployment and job creation may be central to the concerns of politicians and professional organizations, but some sociologists,...
Part-Time Work: Solution or Trap?
Part-time work: Solution or trap? * Over the past 20 years there has been a trend increase in part-time relative to full-time employment, especially in many developed countries. In some cases this is the result of a political decision to promote part-time...
Social and Environmental Standards in International Trade Agreements: Links, Implementations and Prospects
Malanowski, Norbert (ed.). Social and environmental standards in international trade agreements: Links, implementations and prospects. Munster, Westfalisches Dampfboot, 1997. 176 pp. ISBN 3-89691-400-6. This book contains papers presented to an international...
The Right to Strike in Southern Africa
Lovemore MADHUKU * The right of workers to withdraw their labour as a means of advancing their interests in the face of the resistance or unwillingness of an employer is a central feature of many industrial relations systems. That right - the right to...
Unions Adding Value: Addressing Market and Social Failures in the Advanced Industrialized Countries
Kirsten S. WEVER* Historically, union power has been built on a broad understanding of the needs of workers in capitalist society, addressing both social welfare problems and market failures. Such was indeed the dual function performed by unions as they...
Union Strength in the United States: Lessons from the UPS Strike
Richard ROTHSTEIN * In mid-1997 a national strike that had crippled the parcel distribution system in the United States was settled amidst claims that it signalled the reversal of the long-term decline in trade union power and influence. The two-week...