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Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market: the Swedish Model in the Post-Financial Crisis Era
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1816-3572
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, people who had never before had cause to worry about losing their jobs entered the ranks of the unemployed for the first time. In Sweden, the welfare state has been radically challenged and mass unemployment has become a reality in what used to be viewed as a model case for a full employment society. With an emphasis on Sweden in the context of transnational regulatory change, Makeshift Workin a Changing Labour Market discusses how the market mediates employment and moves on to explore the ways in which employees adjust to a new labour market. Focusing on the legibility,measurability and responsibility of jobseekers, the expert contributors of this book bring together an analysis of activation policy andnew ways of organizing the mediation of work, with implications for the individual jobseeker. Students and researchers of labour market policy, the organization of markets and work and society both in Sweden and abroad will find this book to be of interest. Policy-makers will find the empirical examples of policy processes among employees an extremely useful and insightful tool.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. , 224 p.
Keyword [en]
labour market studies, labour market policy, worklife studies, Swedish model, regulation, legibility, responsibility
Keyword [sv]
arbetsmarknad, arbetsliv, arbetsmarknadspolicy, svenska modellen, reglering, ansvar
National Category
Social Anthropology Work Sciences
Research subject
Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-110317ISBN: 9781783479733OAI: diva2:770549
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Available from: 2014-12-10 Created: 2014-12-10 Last updated: 2016-05-27Bibliographically approved

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