Private government how employers rule our lives (and why we don"t talk about it) by Anderson, Elizabeth

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  • Quality of work life,
  • Industrial relations,
  • Work

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Based on two lectures given in 2014 by the author during the Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Princeton University, followed by four commentaries by eminent scholars and the author"s response to the commentators. Anderson questions the authoritarian control workers have been forced to give to their employers in order to remain employed and historically why this goes against American ideology of free market values.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-181) and index.

Book details

Other titlesTanner lectures on human values (Cambridge, Mass.)
StatementElizabeth Anderson ; introduction by Stephen Macedo
SeriesUniversity Center for Human Values series, University Center for Human Values series
ContributionsMacedo, Stephen, 1957- writer of introduction
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LC ClassificationsHD4904 .A495 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 196 pages
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26953965M
ISBN 100691176515
ISBN 109780691176512
LC Control Number2017933364
OCLC/WorldCa962352916

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