Protest and Participation

The New Working Class in Italy

Author: John R. Low-Beer

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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This study examines the new working class that has emerged in advanced in industrial societies and considers its role in the political process.

The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology

Tradition and Formalization

Author: Thomas J. Fararo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 363

This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components.

The Cooperative Workplace

Potentials and Dilemmas of Organisational Democracy and Participation

Author: Joyce Rothschild

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Over the last several years worker cooperatives of many kinds have sprung up all around the world. As a result, industrial relations in the workplace have changed dramatically as workers have come to own and run their own enterprises. This book provides evidence on how these new enterprises are functioning today. Using evidence from their extensive research in various such firms, the authors identify the consequences for both the organisation and the workers when those who do the work also manage. Setting forth an original theory of democratic organisations, they reveal the very real dilemmas and trade-offs that democratic work organisations face, as well as the specific conditions in which workplace democracy flourishes or declines.

Dynamic Functionalism

Strategy and Tactics

Author: Michael A. Faia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 648

In this book, Michael Faia challenges the view that functionalism should be rejected.

Undocumented Mexicans in the USA

Author: David M. Heer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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When this volume was published in 1990, undocumented Mexican immigrants had become an important component of the US population. In this book the author analyzes the results of a unique survey conducted in Los Angeles County, where an estimated 44 percent of the undocumented Mexican population lived. The survey allows the author to make comparisons among the groups of undocumented and legal Mexican immigrants and to study the effects of legal status on their living conditions. The author also examines the findings of a number of other social scientists, providing a comprehensive summary of the data on undocumented Mexicans in the US. In his conclusion, he turns to an evaluation of policy options for incorporating this group into the US population and for immigrants. The book will be useful to sociologists and other social scientists as well as to lawyers and policy experts studying the problem of illegal immigrants.

ASR

Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sociology

Page:

View: 960

Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."