The dualist and complex role of the state in Spanish labour and employment relations in an age of ‘flexibility’
Miguel Martínez Lucio

. El papel dual y complejo del Estado Español en las relaciones laborales y de empleo.’ I would like to thank Carlos Fernández Rodríguez for his comments on the earlier version and his support. 2 All this was happening at a time when trade unions were having to consolidate their legitimacy and when membership had declined since the peaks reached soon after the death of Franco (Jordana, 1996). 3 For a discussion of the impact of neoliberal Anglo-Saxon language and methods in management read Ferner and Quintanilla (1998) and Ferner and colleagues (2001). 4 Although

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to the future. A similar claim could be made in relation to widespread beliefs about “late singlehood.” By not joining the collective linear path, single women are commonly perceived as lacking the basic properties which would in turn enable them to join the collective movement forward. In this context and before concluding, it is important to note that linear visions of the future are interwoven with cyclical ones. Cyclical temporal idioms permeate conceptions of private and personal life. Birth and death, the rise and fall of generations, the transformation from

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Jonathan Metzger

Theorem’, which claims to illustrate that the marginal utility of GHG abatement is unlimited, or at least close to unlimited. The reasons for his conclusion are two-fold: a) the probability of extreme climate change is relatively high, and b) the potential economic cost of extreme climate change is practically unbounded, as it approaches the limits of human survival as a species and contains global economic collapse and the risk of death to hundreds of millions of people. In the face of such profound risks, Weitzman contended, marginalistic costbenefit analyses (CBAs

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A bird’s eye view of intervention with emphasis on Britain, 1875–78
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

(BRCK). Levski organized a network of committees in the Bulgarian-inhabited regions, but was arrested by the Ottomans and hanged in Sofia in 1873, a major blow to the Bulgarian cause. Following his death the BRCK was split, with Karavelov opposed to an uprising and Botev advocating it. New figures came to the fore, such as Georgi Benkovsky, Stefan Stambulov (a future Bulgarian Prime Minister and regent) and Zakhari Stoyanov (the later historian of the April Uprising). The

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the case with scholarly controversies, a fairer depiction is somewhere in the middle or is reached via another vantage point that makes the polar opposites less convincing. 62 Apparently, several of Hegel’s extreme statements were motivated by the German predicament of his time, characterized by fragmentation and lack of unity. 63 And it is worth noting that wars were then quite different, with fewer casualties than the battles and wars that were to follow Hegel’s death

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theory had no reason to fear being stopped. But she was ‘terrified’, ‘panicked’, ‘scared’ and ‘nervous’, to the extent that she got on the wrong train, and began to think that death might be better than such constant fear when simply trying to move around the city. She saw her way, and perhaps her life, as ‘blocked’, almost impossible. This account is in contrast to the second extract, in which the then Minister for

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The case of uterus and penis transplantation
Gennaro Selvaggi and Sean Aas

-improving surgeries widely offered today, as reconstructive (as well as cosmetic) procedures, carry a risk of death from anaesthesia or other complications after surgery such as deadly infections, and yet these procedures are widely offered and chosen. Though it is important for patients to understand risks before undertaking dangerous procedures, banning whole categories of procedure on grounds of concern New frontiers in surgery 83 about misunderstanding of risk goes much further than present practice does or should. Our view is that all transplants are inherently risky

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Rodney Barker

structure, the more it may express identities which outlive individuals. Some human constructions have no other function. Even in death, identities are cultivated, created, and demarcated. The dead can be given unique identity in the plumage with which they are interred. Discussing the traces of the life of early Homo sapiens , Martin Jones has observed that ‘Pierced skeletal fragments, bones, shells, teeth, and ivory … will be strung together in necklaces and headgear of buried bodies, emphasizing the face and head, and sometimes arms, in other words, the body as

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Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

had a two-week window with which to either accept or decline the place […] and I left it right till the death ’cause I really was quite reluctant – I knew I didn’t have a choice but I was quite reluctant to accept the place we’d been offered because it wasn’t my first choice as a parent. At the eleventh hour, Natalie found out that her daughter, who had been put on a waiting list for her preferred school, had got into it (we shall see in the next chapter what Natalie was looking for in a school). Although her husband seemed to be happy with her choices, the

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Damian Grimshaw, Colette Fagan, Gail Hebson and Isabel Tavora

’s employment during the English plague. Humphries demonstrates the weaknesses of accounts of the economic implications of the Black Death because they either assert the absolute autonomy of the family system or emphasise its collapse to servicing the needs of the economy. A more nuanced analysis of the inter-relationship between family, economy and the state reveals a more satisfactory explanation of the agency of women and their families. In Chapter 16, Dominique Anxo, Marian Baird and Christine Erhel compare how care regimes interact with employment regimes to influence

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