New PDF release: A Brief History of Neoliberalism

By David Harvey

ISBN-10: 0199283273

ISBN-13: 9780199283279

Neoliberalism-the doctrine that industry alternate is an ethic in itself, in a position to appearing as a consultant for all human action-has develop into dominant in either suggestion and perform all through a lot of the area because 1970 or so. Writing for a large viewers, David Harvey, writer of the hot Imperialism and The situation of Postmodernity, right here tells the political-economic tale of the place neoliberalization got here from and the way it proliferated at the global level. via serious engagement with this historical past, he constructs a framework, not just for interpreting the political and fiscal risks that now encompass us, but additionally for assessing the clients for the extra socially simply possible choices being recommended via many oppositional hobbies.

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12 Introduction Regulations at Different Scales In exploring how the interaction of employment norms, gender relations, and citizenship boundaries shapes contemporary responses to precarious employment, this book analyses regulations operating at different scales from the late 1800s, when national and international measures prefiguring the construction of the SER took shape, to the present, with the construction of a package of international regulations directed at non-standard employment. g. the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN)) (for a table of international labour regulations discussed, see Appendix A).

In Britain, as well as in Canada, the United States, and France, there was considerable consensus among legislators and social reformers in support of sex-specific regulations in this area. g. mining) were perceived to limit their ability to fulfil their domestic responsibilities (see for example Humphries 1981: 16–20; KesslerHarris 1982: 185; Lewis and Rose 1995: 98). Beginning with prohibiting women from working underground in the Mines and Collieries Act (1842), Britain adopted some of the earliest 34 Forging a Gender Contract protective measures governing work involving dangerous substances and occupations.

G. domestics, farm workers) (McCallum 1986: 31); furthermore, as Frager and Patrias (2005: 107–8) emphasize, ‘employers wishing to observe the letter of the law could rely on an ever-changing workforce of “learners” and on part-time workers who could be paid less than the standard minimum’. Dangerous Substances and Occupations Among the various forms of protective legislation taking shape in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, those centring on dangerous substances and occupations were forged most tightly around assumptions about biological difference, and especially the sanctity of motherhood.

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