By Maria Lorena Cook

During the Nineteen Nineties, governments, employers, and overseas businesses pressed for better flexibility in hard work rules all through a lot of Latin the US. during this comparative examine of six Latin American international locations, Maria Lorena cook dinner exhibits why those universal pressures for flexibility resulted in diversified exertions reform results. Her exam of the position of geared up exertions in shaping reform highlights the stipulations less than which exertions can nonetheless wield energy regardless of a decline in total strength.

Cook employs old case reviews and matched comparisons to investigate the political dynamics that ended in average degrees of work reform in Argentina and Brazil, vast switch in Chile and Peru, and no reform in Mexico and Bolivia. Her ebook identifies the array of factors—labor flow ideas, democratization and monetary establishing, overseas pressures, felony frameworks, and political legacies—that confirm even if hard work reforms usually tend to rigidity flexibility or rights.

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