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The brave new world of work

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, 2000.
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"Ulrich Beck examines how work has become unstable in the modern world and presents a new vision for the future. Beck begins by describing how the traditional work society, with its lifelong job paths, is giving way to a much less stable world in which skills can be suddenly devalued, jobs obliterated, welfare cover reduced or eliminated. The West would appear to be heading towards a social structure of ambiguity
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 0745623972 9780745623979 0745623980 9780745623986
OCLC Number: 42882858
Description: v, 202 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Brazilianization of the West : two scenarios, one introduction --
Antithesis to the work society --
Transition from the first to the second modernity : five challenges --
Future of work and its scenarios : an interim balance-sheet --
Risk regime : how the work society is becoming risk society --
Thousand worlds of insecure work : Europe's future glimpsed in Brazil --
Great example? : work and democracy in the USA --
Vision of the future I : the Europe of civil labour --
Vision of the future II : postnational civil society.
Other Titles: Schöne neue Arbeitswelt.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Patrick Camiller.

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'With characteristic panache, Ulrich Beck has once again cut right through conventional economic and political language to make his point. There is enough work to do for all, but the "work society" Read more...

 
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