About this book


In recent years there has been a significant growth in flexible or 'non-standard' forms of employment. Within a conceptual framework that focuses on the nature of employment relationships, the book explores the spatial and temporal connections between work and non-work and the development of flexible labour within a global arena. In addition, it considers the circumstances which have given rise to a variety of 'non-standard' forms, including the impact of deregulation, government policies, unemployment, globalisation, employer strategies and trade union responses. Providing an international and comparative focus, it offers an up-to-date and detailed account of an increasingly common form of work.


employment employment relations gender globalization labor market Nation nature organization production unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Felstead
    • 1
  • Nick Jewson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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