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The International Political Economy of Work and Employability : International Political Economy Series - Phoebe Moore

The International Political Economy of Work and Employability

International Political Economy Series

Hardcover Published: 18th August 2010
ISBN: 9780230517943
Number Of Pages: 192

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International competition and skills shortages caused by technological advancement have raised entirely new issues for workers, not least how responsibility is increasingly being transferred to them. This book looks at how workers are expected to survive unstable job market conditions in three locations: the UK, Singapore, and South Korea.

'Phoebe Moore makes an important contribution to our understanding of the fundamental changes to International Political Economy over recent years. Her impressive analyses of education policy linked to 'employability' as a means of producing forms of subjectivity that sustain neoliberal reforms even against their economic failures will be critical tools in the hands of scholars, researchers, organizers and activists. Her case studies underscore the convergences occasioned by neoliberal policies even in the contexts of diverse national and cultural experiences. This book makes a compelling case for bringing work, labour, and production 'back in' to the study of International Political Economy.' - Matt Davies, Newcastle University, UK

'This book provides one of the richest and most systematic comparisons of skills revolutions in three countries of east and west. Phoebe Moore reintroduces brilliantly the International Political Economy of Work into the literature on the employability and skills.' - Joohee Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Ewha Womans University, Korea

List of Figurep. viii
Introduction: The International Political Economy of Workp. 1
Work, Employability, Subjectivityp. 25
Skills Revolutions in the 'West'p. 48
Skills Revolutions in the 'East'p. 71
Employability as Renewed Subjectivity: Sooda Korea, and Peer Productionp. 129
Notesp. 163
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780230517943
ISBN-10: 0230517943
Series: International Political Economy Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 18th August 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1