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Working in a risk society

Reimer, S. (1998) Working in a risk society Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33, (1), pp. 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.

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Published date: March 1998
Keywords: insecurity, risk, employment restructuring, local authorities, compulsory competitive tendering, Britain


Local EPrints ID: 56871
ISSN: 0020-2754
PURE UUID: 9080cbc5-af61-40c7-88d3-081307409ad8
ORCID for S. Reimer: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 20 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:30

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