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Benner, Chris

Overview
Works: 35 works in 123 publications in 3 languages and 3,646 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: HT166, 307.120973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Benner
Work in the new economy : flexible labor markets in Silicon Valley by Chris Benner( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contributes to our understanding of the transformation of work in the information economy, through a detailed examination of labour markets in Silicon Valley. It provides an original and insightful analysis of flexible labour including growing volatility in work demands and increasingly tenuous employment relations. In shaping this context of rapid change, it examines the increasingly important role of labour market intermediaries. These new labour dynamics, shaped by flexibility and intermediation, create difficult and contradictory conditions for workers. Some workers clearly thrive in this vibrant context, but many face high levels of insecurity admist growing inquality
This could be the start of something big : how social movements for regional equity are reshaping metropolitan America by Manuel Pastor( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly two decades, progressives have been dismayed by the steady rise of the right in U.S. politics. Often lost in the gloom and doom about American politics is a striking and sometimes underanalyzed phenomenon: the resurgence of progressive politics and movements at a local level. Across the country, urban coalitions, including labor, faith groups, and community-based organizations, have come together to support living wage laws and fight for transit policies that can move the needle on issues of working poverty. Just as striking as the rise of this progressive resurgence has been its reception among unlikely allies. In places as diverse as Chicago, Atlanta, and San Jose, the usual business resistance to pro-equity policies has changed, particularly when it comes to issues like affordable housing and more efficient transportation systems. To see this change and its possibilities requires that we recognize a new thread running through many local efforts: a perspective and politics that emphasizes "regional equity." Manuel Pastor Jr., Chris Benner, and Martha Matsuoka offer their analysis with an eye toward evaluating what has and has not worked in various campaigns to achieve regional equity. The authors show how momentum is building as new policies addressing regional infrastructure, housing, and workforce development bring together business and community groups who share a common desire to see their city and region succeed. Drawing on a wealth of case studies as well as their own experience in the field, Pastor, Benner, and Matsuoka point out the promise and pitfalls of this new approach, concluding that what they term social movement regionalism might offer an important contribution to the revitalization of progressive politics in America
Local and global : the management of cities in the information age by Jordi Borja( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors argue that cities will become more, not less, important, and will remain the focus of social organisation, political management and cultural expression, despite the impact of new information technologies
Staircases or treadmills? : labor market intermediaries and economic opportunity in a changing economy by Chris Benner( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Staircases or Treadmills? is the first comprehensive study documenting the prevalence of all types of labor market intermediaries and investigating how these intermediaries affect workers' employment opportunities. Benner, Leete, and Pastor draw on years of research in two distinct regional labor markets "old economy" Milwaukee and "new economy" Silicon Valley - including a first-of-its-kind random survey of the prevalence and impacts of intermediaries, and a wide range of interviews with intermediary agencies' staff and clients." "A generation ago, rising living standards were broadly distributed and coupled with relatively secure employment. Today, many Americans fear that heightened job insecurity is overshadowing the benefits of dynamic economic growth. Staircases or Treadmills? is a guide to how private and public job-matching institutions can empower disadvantaged workers to share in economic progress."--Jacket
Just growth : inclusion and prosperity in America's metropolitan regions by Chris Benner( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, analysts have pointed to rising inequality in the U.S. as an underlying factor in both our social fragmentation and economic underperformance. This book argues for the possibility of "just growth"--A framework in which the imperatives of equity have been coupled with strategies to shore up the economy -- and suggests that much can be learned from efforts to couple prosperity and inclusion at a metropolitan or regional level in the United States."--Back cover
Equity, growth, and community : what the nation can learn from America's metro areas by Chris Benner( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. This book argues that lessons for addressing these national challenges are emerging from a new set of realities in America's metropolitan regions: first, that inequity is, in fact, bad for economic growth; second, that bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and, third, that the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, which help to overcome political polarization and help regions address the challenges of economic restructuring and socialdivides"--Provided by publisher
Local y global : la gestión de las ciudades en la era de la información by Jordi Borja( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El libro es a la vez un libro de analisis teorico, apoyado en una amplia informacion y de propuestas de politicas urbanas, basadas en el conocimietno de experiencias exitosas. Queremos destacar especialmente la dialectica entre revolucion informacional y centralidad de las ciudades por una parte y la concepcion de los proyectos urbanos como sintesis posible entre competitividad economica, integracion socio-cultural y sostenibilidad medioambiental, por otra
Walking the lifelong tightrope : negotiating work in the new economy : a status report on social and economic well-being in the state of California by Chris Benner( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walking the Lifelong Tightrope examines the striking changes in California's economy over the past decade and the implications of this transformation for the state's working families. The report details how workers at all income levels are increasingly vulnerable to rapid changes in our volatile, information-based economy and how inequality has become more and more entrenched in California's economic structure."--Working Partnerships USA website
Broadband internet use in rural Pennsylvania by Amy Glasmeier( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing together or drifting apart? : working families and business in the new economy : a status report on social and economic well-being in Silicon Valley by Chris Benner( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A status report on social and economic well-being in Silicon Valley, documenting a range of social and economic indicators relevant to working families in Santa Clara County. This study helped provide a baseline for the original Community Blueprint process."--Working Partnerships USA website
Central Witwatersrand metropolitan chamber case history by Chris Benner( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Cities by Chris Benner( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Center for a Clean Energy Workforce : a scoping study( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living wage : an opportunity for San Jose : a report on the benefits and impact of a living wage ordinance on the City of San Jose by Chris Benner( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercados laborales y formas de empleo en la era de la flexibilidad : estudio monográfico de Silicon Valley by Martin Carnoy( )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour markets and employment practices in the age of flexibility : a case study of Silicon Valley by Martin Carnoy( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les marchés de l'emploi et les pratiques en matière d'emploi à l'ère de la flexibilité : étude de cas de la Silicon Valley by Martin Carnoy( )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edging toward equity : creating shared opportunity in America's regions( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Win the lottery or organize : traditional and non-traditional labor organizing in Silicon Valley by Chris Benner( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Work in the new economy : flexible labor markets in Silicon Valley
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English (88)

Spanish (15)

French (1)

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This could be the start of something big : how social movements for regional equity are reshaping metropolitan AmericaLocal and global : the management of cities in the information ageStaircases or treadmills? : labor market intermediaries and economic opportunity in a changing economy