A compilation of books on labour standards and how these are enforced… Related topics also covered…



Arne L. Kalleberg. 2011. Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s-2000s. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.


Ines Wagner. 2018. Workers without borders. Posted work and precarity in the EU. Ithaca and London: ILR Press.



David Weil. 2014. The Fissured Workplace: How work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Jill Andresky Fraser. 2001. White-collar sweatshop. The deterioration of work and its rewards in corporate America. Norton.



Simon Head. 2005. The new ruthless economy. Work and power in the digital age. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Mick Marchington, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery & Hugh Willmott (eds). 2005. Fragmenting Work. Blurring organizational boundaries and disordering hierarchies. New York: Oxford University Press.



Kate Bronfenbrenner (ed.). 2007. Global unions. Challenging transnational capital through cross-border campaigns. Ithaca & London: ILR Press.


Melisa Serrano, Edlira Xhafa, Michael Fichter (eds). 2011. Trade unions and the gobal crisis. Labour’s visions, strategies and responses. Geneva: International Labour Organizations.



Richard M. Locke. 2013. The promise and limits of private power. Promoting labor standards in a global economy. New York: Cambridge University Press.


Richard P. Appelbaum & Nelson Lichtenstein (eds). 2016. Achieving workers‘ rights in the global economy. Ithaca & London: ILR press.



John Elkington. 1999. Cannibals with forks. The triple bottom line of 21st century business. Oxford: Capstone.


David Vogel. 2006. The market for virtue: The potential and limits of corporate social responsibility. Washington: Brookings Institution Press.



Michael Yaziji & Jonathan Doh. 2009. NGOS and corporations. Conflict and collaboration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Gerald F. Davis, Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, & Mayer N. Zald (eds). 2005. Social movements and organization theory. New York: Cambridge University Press.



Jeffrey Pfeffer. 2018. Dying for a paycheck. How modern management harms employee health and company performance – and what we can do about it. New York: Harper Business.


Juliet Schor. 2011. True wealth. How and why millions of Americans are creating a time-rich, ecologically light, small-scale, high-satisfaction economy. New York: Penguin Books.



Lauren B. Edelman. 2016. Working law. Courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.


Christopher Wright & Daniel Nyberg. 2015. Climate change, capitalism, and corporations. Processes of creative destruction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



Jamie Woodcock & Mark Graham. 2020. The gig economy. A critical introduction. Cambridge: Polity Press.


Colin Crouch. 2020. Will the gig economy prevail. Cambridge: Polity Press.



Neil M. Coe & Henry Wai-Chung Yeung. 2015. Global production networks. Theorizing economic development in an interconnected world. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Stefano Ponte. 2019. Business power & sustainability in a world of global value chains. London: zed books.



Jenny Chan, Mark Selden & Pun Ngai. 2020. Dying for an iPhone. Apple, Foxconn, and the lives of China’s workers. London: Pluto Press.


Saskia Sassen. 2014. Expulsions. Brutality and complexity in the global economy. Cambridge MA: Belknap Press.



Christoph Scherrer (ed.). 2017. Enforcement instruments for social human rights along supply chains. Augsburg & München: Hampp Verlag.


Edouard Morena, Dunja Krause & Dimitris Stevis (eds.). 2020. Just transitions. Social Justice in the shift towards a low-carbon world. London: Pluto Press.



Michele Ford. 2019. From migrant to worker: Global Unions and temporary labor migration in Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.


Jake Alimahomed-Wilson & Ellen Reese (eds.). 2020. The cost of free shipping. Amazon in the global economy. London: Pluto Press.



Kate Crawford. 2021. Atlas of AI. Power, politic, and the planetary cost of artificial intelligence. Yale University Press: New Haven and London.


Romain Felli. 2021. The great adaptation. Climate, capitalism and catastrophe. Verso: London.

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