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The Politics of Working Life

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman


How does the politics of working life shape modern organizations? Is our desire for meaningful, secure work increasingly at odds with corporate behaviour in a globalized economy? Does the rise of performance management culture represent an intensification of work, or create opportunities for the freewheeling individual career? This timely and engaging book, by leading authorities in the field, adopts the standpoint of the ‘questioning observer’. The book is unique in its multi-dimensional approach, weaving together analysis of individual work experience, political processes in organizations, a ... More

Keywords: politics of working life, modern organizations, secure work, corporate behaviour, globalized economy, performance management, individual career, political processes, political economy framework

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271900
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Edwards, editor
Professor of Industrial Relations, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Judy Wajcman, author
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