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Root-Cause Regulation

Protecting Work and Workers in the Twenty-First Century

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674979604

Publication Date: 04/09/2018


224 pages

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

4 tables


Groundbreaking… This is a remarkable book, with multiple strengths. It should be of interest not only to those interested in labor relations and labor standards but to anyone concerned with the role of the government in shaping economic activity. The book challenges many prevailing notions pertaining to the management of discretion within street-level organizations, the cause of uneven distribution of productivity across firms, and the potential pitfalls of a relentless fight against corruption.—Salo V. Coslovsky, ILR Review

Piore and Schrank bring to the fore a central institution of capitalist economic development which has lived largely in the bureaucratic shadows.—William Milberg, The New School for Social Research

This is a book scholars of labor and regulation have been waiting for, and it’s worth the wait. Piore and Schrank revolutionize our conceptions of workplace regulation in ways we will be drawing on—and debating—for decades.—Chris Tilly, coauthor of Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs across Countries and Companies

Root-Cause Regulation makes a strong contribution to the labor regulation literature and a compelling case as to why readers should care about this issue.—Ruth Milkman, coauthor of Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work–Family Policy

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