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Articles & Chapters from 2013

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[Review of the Book The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in the Global Economy], Lance A. Compa

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[Review of the Book The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in the Global Economy], Lance A. Compa

Articles & Chapters from 2011

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[Review of the Book The Evolution of the Modern Workplace], Alexander Colvin

Articles & Chapters from 2010

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[Review of the Book Why the Garden Club Couldn’t Save Youngstown: The Transformation of the Rust Belt], Alexander Colvin

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Legal Protection of Workers’ Human Rights: Regulatory Changes and Challenges in the United States, Lance Compa

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Review of the book The Chinese Worker After Socialism, Eli D. Friedman

Articles & Chapters from 2009

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[Review of the Book What Do Unions Do? A Twenty-Year Perspective], Alexander Colvin

Articles & Chapters from 2008

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Faith, Politics, and American Culture [Review of the Books Letter to a Christian Nation, Pity and Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom, Faith and Politics: How the “Moral Values” Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together, The Compassionate Community: Ten Values to Unite America, Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement, and Believers: A Journey into Evangelical America], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 2007

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[Review of Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labour Markets], Kevin F. Hallock

Manuscripts from 2006

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Review of the book Framed: Labor and the Corporate Media, Sally Alvarez

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[Review of the book The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy], Bradford S. Bell

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[Review of Pay without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation], Kevin F. Hallock

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[Review of the Book Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy], Sarosh Kuruvilla and Ariel Avgar

Articles & Chapters from 2005

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[Review of the book Growing Public: Social Spending and Economic Growth Since the Eighteenth Century], George R. Boyer

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[Review of the Book Workplace Justice Without Unions], Alexander Colvin

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[Review of the Book From Consent to Coercion: The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms], Lance A. Compa

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[Review of the book Jobs and Incomes in a Globalizing World], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the book Personnel Economics], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of The Twilight of the Old Unionism], Richard W. Hurd

Manuscripts from 2004

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Review of the book Building Movement Bridges: The Coalition of Labor Union Women, Sally Alvarez

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Review of the Book Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Articles & Chapters from 2003

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[Review of the book Labor Regulation in the Global Economy], Gary S. Fields

Articles & Chapters from 2002

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[Review of the book Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850: A Regional Perspective], George R. Boyer

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[Review of the Books The Global Economy, National States, and the Regulation of Labour, Globalization and Patterns of Labour Resistance, and The State and Globalization], Lance A. Compa

Articles & Chapters from 2001

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[Review of the book Forecasting Retirement Needs and Retirement Wealth], Gary S. Fields

Articles & Chapters from 2000

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[Review of the book Labour History and the Labour Movement in Britain], George R. Boyer

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[Review of the Book Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective], Lance A. Compa

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[Review of the Book Trade Conditions and Labor Rights: U.S. Initiatives, Dominican and Central American Responses], Lance A. Compa

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[Review of the book Successes in Anti-Poverty], Gary S. Fields

Articles & Chapters from 1999

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[Review of the Book The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson's Boston], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1998

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[Review of the Book Advancing Theory in Labour Law and Industrial Relations in a Global Context], Lance A. Compa

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[Review of the Book We Can’t Eat Prestige: The Women Who Organized Harvard], Richard W. Hurd

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[Review of the Book Meatpackers: An Oral History of Black Packinghouse Workers and Their Struggle for Racial and Economic Equality], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1997

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[Review of the Book Success While Others Fail: Social Movement Unionism and the Public Workplace], Alexander Colvin

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[Review of the Book Unions and Workplace Change in Canada], Alexander Colvin

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You Say You Want a Revolution? [Review of the Book The Other Side of the Sixties: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative Politics], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1996

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[Review of the book International Labour Standards and Economic Interdependence], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the book Private Pension Policies in Industrialized Countries: A Comparative Analysis], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the Book The CIO, 1935-1955], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1995

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[Review of the Book When Strikes Make Sense—And Why: Lessons from Third Republic Coal Miners], Kate Bronfenbrenner

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A World Without Work? [Review of the Books The End of Work and The Jobless Future], Lance A. Compa

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Editor’s Introduction to the Review Symposium on the Book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Review of the Book The Cost of Talent: How Executives and Professionals are Paid and How it Affects America, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Review of the Book William Johnson’s Natchez: The Ante-Bellum Diary of a Free Negro], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1994

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[Review of the book Growth With Equity], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the Book Icons of Democracy: American Leaders as Heroes, Aristocrats, Dissenters and Democrats], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1993

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England’s Two Agricultural Revolutions [Review of the Book Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands, 1450-1850], George R. Boyer

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Review of the Book In Pursuit of the Ph.D., Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Review of the book The Four Little Dragons: The Spread of Industrialization in East Asia], Gary S. Fields

Articles & Chapters from 1992

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[Review of the book Income Distribution in Less Developed Countries], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the book The Distribution and Redistribution of Income: A Mathematical Analysis], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the book Urban Labour Market Structure and Job Access in India: A Study of Coimbatore], Gary S. Fields

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In the Jungle of Cities [Review of the Book Harold Washington and the Neighborhoods: Progressive City Reform in Chicago, 1983-1987], Nick Salvatore

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[Review of the Book For Democracy, Workers, and God: Labor Song-Poems and Labor Protest, 1865-95], Nick Salvatore

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[Review of the Book Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1991

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[Review of the book British Unemployment, 1919-1939: A Study in Public Policy], George R. Boyer

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Review of the Book Unemployment Insurance: The Second Half-Century, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Articles & Chapters from 1990

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[Review of the book Interwar Unemployment in International Perspective], George R. Boyer

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Review of the Book Prospects for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Review of the book Beneath the Miracle: Labor Subordination in the New Asian Industrialism], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the book Bridging the Gap: Four Newly Industrialising Countries and the Changing International Division of Labour], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the Book Perspectives on American Labor History: The Problems of Synthesis], Nick Salvatore

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[Review of the book The System of Professions: An Essay on the Division of Expert Labor], Pamela S. Tolbert

Articles & Chapters from 1989

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Review of the Book An Incentives Approach to Improving the Unemployment Compensation System, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Review of the Book Incentives, Cooperation and Risk Sharing: Economic and Psychological Perspectives on Employment Contracts, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Review of the Book ”Big Bill” Haywood], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1988

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Review of the Book Labor Relations and the Litigation Explosion, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Review of the book Social Security: A Critique of Radical Proposals], Gary S. Fields

Articles & Chapters from 1987

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Youth Employment and Training Programs: A Review, Vernon M. Briggs Jr

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Review of the Book Nonmonetary Eligibility in State Unemployment Insurance Programs: Law and Practice, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Review of the Book The Economic Analysis of Unions: New Approaches and Evidence, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Review of the book Strategy and Organizations: A West Coast Perspective], Pamela S. Tolbert

Articles & Chapters from 1986

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[Review of the book The Economics of the Industrial Revolution], George R. Boyer

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Review of the Book Wage Indexation in the United States: Cola or Uncola?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Review of the book Resources, Values and Development], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the book Technology Choice and Employment Generation by Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries], Gary S. Fields

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[Review of the Book Values and Assumptions in American Labor Law], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1985

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[Review of the book British Labour History, 1815-1914], George R. Boyer

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[Review of the book The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age], George R. Boyer

Articles & Chapters from 1984

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Review of the Book Minimum Wage Regulation in the United States, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Book Review: Steelworkers Rank and File, Mike Hirsch

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Book Review: Concessions - and how to beat them, Jack Metzgar

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[Review of the book The Shopfloor Politics of New Technology], Pamela S. Tolbert

Articles & Chapters from 1983

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[Review of the book The Scottish Poor Law, 1745-1845], George R. Boyer

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[Review of the book Retirement Income Opportunities in an Aging America: Income Levels and Adequacy], Gary S. Fields

Articles & Chapters from 1982

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Job Blackmail [Review of the book Fear at Work: Job Blackmail, Labor, and the Environment], Lance A. Compa

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[Review of the Book Frederick W. Taylor and the Rise of Scientific Management], Nick Salvatore

Articles & Chapters from 1980

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[Review of the book Studies of Urban Labour Market Behaviour in Developing Areas], Gary S. Fields

Articles & Chapters from 1979

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Review of the Book Essays in Labor Market Analysis, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Articles & Chapters from 1976

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Review of the Book The Davis-Bacon Act, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Articles & Chapters from 1974

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[Review of the Book Discrimination in Labor Markets], Ronald G. Ehrenberg