From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace

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Juli 2004



This book studies changes in the employment relationship and the implications for labor and employment law.


Introduction; Part I. Labor Relations Regimes of the Past: 1. Artisanal production in the nineteenth century; 2. The labor system of the industrial era; 3. From scientific management to internal labor markets; Part II. The Digital Workplace: 4. The changing nature of employment; 5. The new employment relationship; Part III. Implications of Digital Job Structures for Labor and Employment Law: 6. Implications of the new workplace for labor and employment regulation; 7.Disputes over ownership of human capital; 8. The changing nature of employment discrimination; 9. Unionism in the boundaryless workplace; 10. Re-imagining employee representation; Part IV. Social Justice in the Digital Era: 11. The crisis in benefits and the collapse of the private welfare state; 12. The working rich and the working poor: income inequality in the digital era; Conclusion; Notes; Appendices.


"Written by an internationally renowned labor scholar, this book documents the evolution of the employer-employee working relationship through three eras (artisanal, industrial, and digital production) and articulates the impact and policy implications of these changes...This is an insightful, readable, carefully researched resource likely to be of considerable interest to professionals and scholars across a wide range of disciplines." T. Gutteridge, University of Toledo, Choice "This is a formidable book. Katherine Stone has showed yet again that she is one of America's leading labour law scholars. What she has to say is imaginative and original, relevant, carefully researched and easily accessible to professions and scholars right across the spectrum of disciplines." Harry Arthurs, York University "Contemporary employment practices no longer fit the legal models that are supposed to regulate them. Katherine Stone, one of our most thoughtful and articulate labor scholars, shows in this book how the situation came about and what should be done to improve it. It's hard to imagine a sharper or more readable account of these issues." William H. Simon, Columbia University "An insightful, readable, carefully researched resource likley to be of considerable interest to professionals and scholars across a wide range of disciplines." Choice "From Widgets to Digits speaks to a [broad] audience, and indeed represents that rare effort that will serve as a university textbook ... as well as a challenge to the profession and to policymakers. Widgets is the best synthesis we now have of where we have been, where we are now, and where we might go with respect to the regulation of employment in the United States. Widgets to Digits is a work of grand synthesis. While other books have talked about the "new deal" imposed on workers by corporate employers, Stone has theorized and drafted what could realistically be put forth as a "New Deal" for workers in the larger political sense, should that needed organizational change "mechanism" appear, or should economic collapse once again force political change." Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal "This is a detailed and insightful work, which t houghtfully describes and contrasts the old and new workplace.' - Julissa Reynoso, Layer at a private litigation firm in New York City
EAN: 9780521535991
ISBN: 0521535999
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2004
Seitenanzahl: 314 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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