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The Fissured Workplace

Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674975446

Publication Date: 05/08/2017


424 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 line illustrations, 16 tables


  • I. Vignettes from the Modern Workplace
    • 1. The Fissured Workplace and Its Consequences
    • 2. Employment in a Pre-fissured World
    • 3. Why Fissure?
    • 4. Wage Determination in a Fissured Workplace
  • II. The Forms and Consequences of the Fissured Workplace
    • 5. The Subcontracted Workplace
    • 6. Fissuring and Franchising
    • 7. Supply Chains and the Fissured Workplace
  • III. Mending the Fissured Workplace
    • 8. Rethinking Responsibility
    • 9. Rethinking Enforcement
    • 10. Fixing Broken Windows
    • 11. The Fissured Economy
    • 12. A Path Forward
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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