Politics At Work
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📒Politics At Work ✍ Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
✏Politics at Work Book Summary : Employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and public policy - sometimes in coercive ways. Using a diverse array of evidence, including national surveys of workers and employers, as well as in-depth interviews with top corporate managers, Politics atWork explains why mobilization of workers has become an appealing corporate political strategy in recent decades. The book also assesses the effect of employer mobilization on the political process more broadly, including its consequences for electoral contests, policy debates, and politicalrepresentation. In Politics at Work, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez shows that while employer political recruitment has some benefits for American democracy - for instance, getting more workers to the polls - it also has troubling implications for other aspects of political participation. Workers face considerablepressure to respond to their managers' political requests because of the economic power employers possess over workers. In spite of these worrisome patterns, corporate managers report that mobilization of workers is an important strategy for influencing politics. Politics at Work documents howcompanies consider mobilization of their workers to be even more effective at changing public policy than making campaign contributions or buying electoral ads. Hertel-Fernandez concludes by discussing when and why employer recruitment efforts represent problematic violations of workers' political rights. He then reviews policy proposals that could protect workers from employer political coercion and could also win the support of majorities of Americans. Bycarefully examining a growing yet underappreciated political practice, Politics at Work contributes to our understanding of the changing workplace, as well as the ways that businesses influence politics in the United States. The book offers fresh perspectives on debates over money in politics andwill be valuable to anyone interested in the connections between inequality, public policy, and American democracy.
📒Identity Politics At Work ✍ Jean Helms Mills
✏Identity Politics at Work Book Summary : This book represents the coming together of two key debates within organization studies: theorizing on gender and ways of understanding resistance. These debates have been given renewed vigour with the 'postmodern turn' in organization studies and feminist theory. Fusing these two literatures together offers a far deeper understanding of the issues of power, subjectivity and agency. Representing a growing interest in the contributions that feminist theorizing can offer to the study of organizations, this book focuses on issues of gender and resistance in organizations and, in particular, presents theorising which attends to the dualistic debate of compliance versus resistance to offer more generative understandings of reistance.
📒The Politics Of Work ✍ Raelene Frances
✏The Politics of Work Book Summary : This book focuses on the workplace in Australia to look at how and why the nature of work changed during the period from the late nineteenth century to World War II.
📒Managing Politics At Work ✍ Aryanne Oade
✏Managing Politics at Work Book Summary : Do you want to acquire the knowledge and skills to give you greater influence in political situations at work? Perhaps you want to make sense of the political behaviour you see around you. Or maybe you want to acquire a set of effective tools to help you work more productively in a political workplace. If so, this book is for you.
📒Vocation And The Politics Of Work ✍ Jeffrey Scholes
✏Vocation and the Politics of Work Book Summary : Since Martin Luther, vocations or callings have had a close relationship with daily work. It is a give-and-take relationship in which the meaning of a vocation typically negotiates with the kinds of work available (and vice-versa) at any given time. While “vocation language” still has currency in Western culture, today’s predominant meaning of vocation has little to do with the actual work performed on a job. Jeffrey Scholes contends that recent theological treatments of the Protestant concept of vocation, both academic and popular, often unwittingly collude with consumer culture to circulate a concept of vocation that is detached from the material conditions of work. The result is a consumer-friendly vocation that is rendered impotent to inform and, if necessary, challenge the political norms of the workplace. For example, he classifies Rick Warren’s concept of “purpose” in his best-selling book, The Purpose-Driven Life, as a functional equivalent of vocation that acts in this way. Other popular uses of vocation along with insights culled from traditional theology and consumer culture studies help Scholes reveal the current state of vocations in the West. Using recent scholarship in the field of political theology, he argues that resisting commodification is a possibility and a prerequisite for a “political vocation,” if it is at all able to engage the norms that regulate and undermine the pursuit of justice in many modern workplaces.
📒The Politics Of Work Family Policies ✍ Patricia Boling
✏The Politics of Work Family Policies Book Summary : This book assesses which work-family policies work best, and explains why they are unlikely to be adopted everywhere.
📒Teachers The Culture And Politics Of Work Rle Edu N ✍ Martin Lawn
✏Teachers The Culture and Politics of Work RLE Edu N Book Summary : This book examines the experience and politics of teachers’ work, questions of teacher appraisal, and the struggles of the teachers’ action of 1984-86. A major section of the book charts the changing power relations between organized teachers and the State in Britain from 1900 to the late 1980s. The contributors to this volume write from a variety of perspectives, including conflict theory, socio-historical analysis, feminist analysis, diary-based ethnography, and interview-based research. With its sensitivity to this range of perspectives and its bringing together of the experimental aspects of teaching, as well as its class, gender and political relations, this book is an authoritative source for courses in education, sociology, history and social policy.
📒Protest Politics And Work In Rural England 1700 1850 ✍ Carl J. Griffin
✏Protest Politics and Work in Rural England 1700 1850 Book Summary : Rural workers in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England were not passive victims in the face of rapid social change. Carl J. Griffin demonstrates that they deployed an extensive range of resistances – from wood-taking and poaching to the Swing Riots and Chartism - to defend their livelihoods and communities. Thematically organised, Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850 analyses: • cultures of work, worklessness, the poor laws and poverty • relations between law, the evolving state and rural labourers • enclosure, land-use and changes in the environment • religion, custom and the politics of everyday life and resistance • rural protest movements, trade unionism, and popular, radical politics. Locating protest in the wider contexts of work, poverty and landscape change, this lively and approachable volume offers the first critical overview of a growing area of study.
📒Learning And Work And The Politics Of Working Life ✍ Terri Seddon
✏Learning and Work and the Politics of Working Life Book Summary : This thought-provoking, empirically researched book questions prevailing debates about compliance in work, education and lifelong learning, and affirms the importance of the politics of working life in a globalised world.
📒Beyond Gender ✍ Betty Friedan
✏Beyond Gender Book Summary : Argues for a move away from single-issue activism to an economic restructuring to benefit all groups