A broad perspective and rigorous analysis of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Liberalism at Work
The Rise and Fall of OSHA
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Noble provides a broad perspective and rigorous analysis of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, established in 1971 to protect workers from job-related accidents and diseases.
"Noble’s broad perspective, extensive scholarship, clear presentation, and reformist sympathies make this book a delightful change from the normal market perspective currently dominating discussions of social regulation."
"Ambitious, carefully researched, and meticulously written..."
"Few people are able to combine sympathy for an enterprise with a rigorous and critical analysis of it; Chuck Noble not only accomplishes this tusk but does so in a way that takes us fur beyond his case study of OSHA. He illuminates many aspects of social regulation and, most generally, policy-making in advanced capitalist societies. His perceptions for reform are an exemplary mix of hardheadedness and daring. In short this book is one of the most sophisticated and insightful examples of political economy that I know of."
Charles Noble is Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University.
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Labor and Social Change, edited by Paula Rayman and Carmen Sirianni.
Labor and Social Change, edited by Paula Rayman and Carmen Sirianni, includes books on workplace issues like worker participation, quality of work life, shorter hours, technological change, and productivity, as well as union and community organizing and ethnographies of particular occupations.