The New Job Contract

Economic Justice in an Age of Insecurity

By Barbara Hilkert Andolsen

The New Job Contract

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  • ISBN: 9781608990795
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
Web Price: $17.60

The New Job Contract

Economic Justice in an Age of Insecurity

By Barbara Hilkert Andolsen

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608990795
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60

About-

Unemployment is down--but so is job security. Mergers, spin-offs, and strategic realignments can changes corporations practically overnight. Whole industries can decline as stock prices fall and capital is routed electronically to the next big venture. Careers can end suddenly and incomes drastically fall.

Emphasizing the increasing inequity among women workers--some advance rapidly in their careers while those at society's margins barely get by--Barbara Hilkert Andolsen's study is the first feminist analysis to connect religious understandings of economic justice with the issues facing both workers and the wider community. Expanding her scope to address all workers, she urges the knowledge elites to lessen the distance between themselves and the unskilled and poor in order to forge solidarity between common concerns.

The New Job Contract investigates the buyouts and restructurings to expose the underlying economic transition afoot--and the broader implications for society and families.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"A fundamental moral stance protective of the human dignity of the worker requires a critical moral assessment of the treatment accorded to workers under any job contract. Such positions refuse to accept neoliberal forms of contract theory that argue that any contract is fair if its terms are accepted by rational parties"
--from The New Job Contract

Contributors-

Barbara Hilkert Andolsen

Bio(s)-

Barbara Hilkert Andolsen is Professor of Theology and Buckman Chair of Applied Ethics at Fordham University. She has authored or coedited several prior books, including Good Work at the Video Display.

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