Industry, Labour and Society studies the impact of industry on society and social institutions and vice-versa with reference to the changing economic, social and political landscapes of India.
The chapters in this book discuss the following themes:
The author looks at how the lowering of trade barriers and the move towards liberalisation, privatisation and outsourcing, have affected the working class. He shows how providing labour rights can be a more effective way of ensuring productivity. In this context, he examines the notion of ‘Decent Work’ as promoted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) that deals with rights and social protection of/for children, women workers and those belonging to socially oppressed groups in developing countries.
Each chapter in the volume lists the salient features at the beginning, provides key concepts with their definitions and ends with further readings and references. Written in a lucid and accessible manner, this will be a must-read for students of industrial sociology, labour studies and development studies.
Sharit K. Bhowmik (1948–2016) was Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
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List of Abbreviations
1. Industrialisation and Social Change
2. Social Organisation of Industry
3. Workers’ Participation in Management and Self-Management
4. Trade Unions
5. Labour Movement in India
6. Informal Employment
7. Globalisation and Reorganisation of Work
8. International Labour Standards and Decent Work