The Resource Beyond employment : time, work, and the informal economy, Claus Offe and Rolf G. Heinze, with assistance from Ulrike Götting, Karl Hinrichs, and Ruud Vlek ; translated by Alan Braley

Beyond employment : time, work, and the informal economy, Claus Offe and Rolf G. Heinze, with assistance from Ulrike Götting, Karl Hinrichs, and Ruud Vlek ; translated by Alan Braley

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Beyond employment : time, work, and the informal economy
Title
Beyond employment
Title remainder
time, work, and the informal economy
Statement of responsibility
Claus Offe and Rolf G. Heinze, with assistance from Ulrike Götting, Karl Hinrichs, and Ruud Vlek ; translated by Alan Braley
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • This book examines the debate surrounding the future of "waged work" and the growth of an informal economy. Through detailed research, Claus Offe and Rolf G. Heinze contend that the nature of waged work, or exchanging time for money, is being transformed. They argue that the experiences of recent decades and the persistent crisis of employment have demonstrated this transition despite the fact that "being employed" is held to be the normal psychological, social, and economic state of affairs
  • This is the first sustained analysis of the relationship between work and the "informal economy."
  • Beyond Employment examines the important question of whether the results of human labor can be allocated other than through the medium of money, without the need to solve the problems of production and distribution via state and bureaucratic hierarchies
  • Focusing on the middle ground between the two institutionalized sectors of employment--private households and the labor market--the authors explain how an informal economy has emerged within which goods and services are exchanged, not for money but for mutual assistance, cooperation, and payment in kind. They cite examples of exchange networks in Germany, the Netherlands, the United States, and Canada
  • . Offe and Heinze show how these non-monetary exchanges of services are becoming organized not only between friends, neighbors, relatives, or members of a club, but through larger scale, innovative systems that they call "cooperation circles." Beyond Employment is a major contribution to the study of organized work outside the labor market. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in social sciences and public policy
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Offe, Claus
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.9
LC item number
.O3513 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Heinze, Rolf G.
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  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Cooperation
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Cooperación
  • Sector informal (Economía política)
  • Efficacité organisationnelle
  • Coopération
  • Secteur informel (Économie politique)
  • Cooperation
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Organizational effectiveness
Label
Beyond employment : time, work, and the informal economy, Claus Offe and Rolf G. Heinze, with assistance from Ulrike Götting, Karl Hinrichs, and Ruud Vlek ; translated by Alan Braley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Organisierte Eigenarbeit
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Household Needs and Systems for Meeting Them: Initial Assumptions and Trends. 2. Time, Money and Types of Household: The Example of the Federal Republic of Germany. 3. Value Problems and the "Cooperation Circle" -- Pt. II. Local Moneyless Exchange Systems in Historical and International Perspectives. 4. "Useful Activities": An Overview. 5. Historical Excursus. 6. Canada's "Local Employment and Trading System" 7. The "Service Credits" System in the United States. 8. The Netherlands: A Case Study of the Exchange Economy. 9. The Search for New Ways of Organizing Social Commitment in the Federal Republic of Germany. 10. Functional Weaknesses of Moneyless Exchange Networks -- Pt. III. Towards a Theory of Moneyless Exchange. 11. Strategic Advantages of Money as a Medium of Exchange. 12. Examples of Moneyless Transactions outside the Informal Economy. 13. Transactions in Exchange Networks: The Problems Reviewed -- Pt. IV. The Cooperation Circle System
  • 14. Proposals on the Practical Design of the Cooperation Circle System. 15. Cooperation Circles and Social Reform
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 251 p.
Isbn
9780877229513
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91048350
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164403
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164403
Label
Beyond employment : time, work, and the informal economy, Claus Offe and Rolf G. Heinze, with assistance from Ulrike Götting, Karl Hinrichs, and Ruud Vlek ; translated by Alan Braley
Publication
Note
Translation of: Organisierte Eigenarbeit
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Household Needs and Systems for Meeting Them: Initial Assumptions and Trends. 2. Time, Money and Types of Household: The Example of the Federal Republic of Germany. 3. Value Problems and the "Cooperation Circle" -- Pt. II. Local Moneyless Exchange Systems in Historical and International Perspectives. 4. "Useful Activities": An Overview. 5. Historical Excursus. 6. Canada's "Local Employment and Trading System" 7. The "Service Credits" System in the United States. 8. The Netherlands: A Case Study of the Exchange Economy. 9. The Search for New Ways of Organizing Social Commitment in the Federal Republic of Germany. 10. Functional Weaknesses of Moneyless Exchange Networks -- Pt. III. Towards a Theory of Moneyless Exchange. 11. Strategic Advantages of Money as a Medium of Exchange. 12. Examples of Moneyless Transactions outside the Informal Economy. 13. Transactions in Exchange Networks: The Problems Reviewed -- Pt. IV. The Cooperation Circle System
  • 14. Proposals on the Practical Design of the Cooperation Circle System. 15. Cooperation Circles and Social Reform
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 251 p.
Isbn
9780877229513
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91048350
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164403
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164403

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