Regulating New Forms of Employment: Local experiments and social innovation in Europe
Title: Regulating New Forms of Employment: Local experiments and social innovation in Europe
Editor(s): REGALIA, Ida
Publisher: Abingdon/New York, Routledge
Citation: Abingdon/New York, Routledge, 2006, Routledge/EUI studies in the political economy of welfare
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.
Table of Contents:
New forms of employment and new problems of regulation / Ida Regalia --Flexible arrangements within companies : strengths and weaknesses / Ida Regalia --Building local institutional arrangements for flexicurity in France / Olivier Meriaux and Laurent Duclos --Non-standard employment : experiments in regulation at the local level in Germany / Stefani Scherer --Between institutionalized concertation and experimentation : the regulation of new forms of employment in Lombardy / Gabriele Ballarino --Inclusion strategies : regulating non-standard employment in the Third Italy / Francesco Bortolotti eMario Giaccone --Catalonia : the difficulty of transferring locally concerted solutions into firms / Andreu Lope and Francesc Gibert --The West Midlands : a mixture of promising and faltering steps / Rachael McIlroy and Paul Marginson --What regulation for the new forms of employment? / Ida Regalia.