Using a comparative framework, this new volume focuses on how non-standard employment can be regulated in very different social, political and institutional settings.
After surveying these new forms of work and the new demands for labour-market regulation, the authors identify possible solutions among local-level actors and provide a detailed analysis of how firms assess the advantages and disadvantages of flexible forms of employment. The authors provide six detailed case studies to examine the successes and failures of experimental approaches and social innovation in various regions in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
About the Author: Ida Regalia is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Milan and past president of the Institute of Economic and Social Research IRES Lombardia, Milan. Her research is in the ?elds of comparative industrial relations, trade unionism and labour policies.