Working in a risk society
Reimer, S. (1998) Working in a risk society. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33, (1), 116-127.
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Through much of the 1980s, discussions of transformations within work and employment debated the emergence of a new, more 'flexible' era - or, at a different level of analysis, the growth of more 'flexible' working practices. Recent accounts of contemporary socio-economic change have been framed within new sets of theoretical contexts, such as Ulrich Beck's notion of 'social risk'. The central aim of this paper is to evaluate the utility of such an approach, drawing upon empirical work which has investigated changes to terms and conditions of manual employment in British local authorities as a result of the introduction of compulsory competitive tendering.
|Keywords:||insecurity, risk, employment restructuring, local authorities, compulsory competitive tendering, Britain|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
|Date Deposited:||20 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 00:29|
|Contact Email Address:||S.Reimer@soton.ac.uk|
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