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16 Work and care regimes and women’s employment outcomes: Australia, France and Sweden compared Dominique Anxo, Marian Baird and Christine Erhel Introduction The objective of this chapter is to analyse how national care regimes interact with the employment regime to influence female employment outcomes. We do this with a comparative analysis of Australia (population 24 million), France (62 million) and Sweden (9.5 million), three advanced market economies that have distinct and contrasting employment and care regimes. For the employment regime, we focus on paid

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133 Pacific imaginaries 133 capitalism, established cultural habits of exchange could find a place in the trading circuits set up by the colonial empires. Finally, the reconstruction of memory in the Pacific’s ocean civilisation revives the values of the past in a project of renewed connection. The chapter ends with a section on Australia’s ambivalent cultures which have emerged from the British-Australian project of colonizing the lands and worlds of old world indigenous civilisations. Australia, in particular, is in the Pacific, but also out of place in the

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This book presents new theories and international empirical evidence on the state of work and employment around the world. Changes in production systems, economic conditions and regulatory conditions are posing new questions about the growing use by employers of precarious forms of work, the contradictory approaches of governments towards employment and social policy, and the ability of trade unions to improve the distribution of decent employment conditions. Designed as a tribute to the highly influential contributions of Jill Rubery, the book proposes a ‘new labour market segmentation approach’ for the investigation of issues of job quality, employment inequalities, and precarious work. This approach is distinctive in seeking to place the changing international patterns and experiences of labour market inequalities in the wider context of shifting gender relations, regulatory regimes and production structures.

are not considered a standard part of sport. This chapter focuses on the introduction of ‘non-sport’ technologies into the sports training environment. It includes two case studies: a study of the use of global positioning systems (GPS) in Australian rules football (AFL) and an examination of the use of technologically constructed hypoxic environments (TCHEs), commonly known as altitude chambers. The previous chapter introduced the concept of enrolment, an ANT idea employed to determine how an actant comes to be

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not limited to the public sector. A visa to Australia This is my story: X University in Australia has invited me to spend two weeks as a Visiting Professor. I have previously been at three Australian universities, two in the same town, in a similar role. I usually gave a public lecture or a keynote at a conference, held a seminar for faculty, and advised doctoral students. All these activities fit precisely into the description of requirements for an eVisitor visa, which I had. This is exactly what I was supposed to be doing at XU. Yet an administrator – who

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there was a quorum and the president called the meeting to order. The first item on the agenda was the next big trip. Now that they had returned from a two-week tour in England, they were ready to organise future travels. The president raised the issue of fundraising for three weeks in Australia as though it was a done deal. The dissension was

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Challenges for fair voice in liberal market economies 5 The challenges for fair voice in liberal market economies Mick Marchington and Tony Dundon Introduction The notion of fair voice sits centre stage in arguments about the relative importance of employee, organisational and societal goals because it connects directly with questions of managerial prerogative and social legitimacy. This creates tensions which are particularly apparent in liberal market economies (LMEs) – such as the UK, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand – where the law plays a relatively

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, exclusions, high thresholds and lengthy service requirements, which affect both employment regulation and the institutions of social protection (Grimshaw et al., 2016). Patterns of long work hours, for example, tend to spread most vigorously when, as in Australia, employers can use gaps that exempt them from an obligation to pay for overtime (Campbell, 2008: 137–9). Regulatory gaps may be either long-standing or only recently introduced as a result of policy changes. They may lead directly to easily recognised flexible working-time arrangements or they may unfold in a more

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its own (real-life) van with the slogan ‘Stirring up tension and division in the UK illegally? Home Office, think again,’ targeted at gaining press and social media attention. More informally, photoshopped parodies multiplied on Twitter; examples included a slogan telling the Romans to go home (playing on the Monty Python ‘what did the Romans ever do for us?’ joke); another told the Australian lobbyist Lynton Crosby (rumoured to be behind the

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, especially former European settler societies with a sizeable proportion of their populations self-​identifying as Indigenous persons, such as Australia and New Zealand, have also taken measures that favour repatriation of human remains. In Australia, for example, these include pieces of state legislation, such as the Queensland Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2006, along with a joint Commonwealth Government and States Government Return of Cultural Property Program.23 These, in turn, have encouraged various

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