punishment for sale private prisonsFrom the publisher:

Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment of private prisons, and the efforts to keep expanding in the face of problems and bad publicity. The book provides a balanced telling of the story of private prisons and the resistance they engendered within the context of criminology, and it is intended for supplemental use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, social problems, and race & ethnicity.

Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business and the Incarceration Binge, by Donna Selman and Paul Leighton. Toronto : Rowman & Littlefield, 2010. 204 p. ISBN 9781442201736 (pbk.)

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economix how our economy worksFrom the publisher:

Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got… and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities.

Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures, by Michael Goodwin ; illustrated by  Dan E. Burr. New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2012. 304 p. ISBN 9780810988392 (pbk.)

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csr 2.0 transforming corporate sustainabilityFrom the publisher:

The book examines the evolution and current state of corporate social responsibility (CSR), using a five-stage maturity model: defensive, charitable, promotional, strategic and transformative CSR. The first four stages are dubbed CSR 1.0 and characterise most current CSR practice, while the fifth stage is named CSR 2.0 (also transformative or systemic CSR) and describes emergent and future CSR practices… A four-part DNA Model is also introduced, covering value creation, good governance, societal contribution and ecological integrity, which provides the basis for defining and measuring CSR 2.0. Finally, a 70-question CSR 2.0 self-assessment diagnostic tool developed by the author is presented, with sample data to show how the tool can be used for future research and practitioner application.

CSR 2.0 : Transforming Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, by Wayne Visser. Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. 89 p. ISBN 9783642408731

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a practical guide to the law of termintion ontarioFrom the publisher:

This practical text discusses in non-legal language the legal principles employers and human resource professionals need to know when ending an employment relationship. It provides an overview of the law and helpful advice when planning a termination in Ontario. It also helps you avoid commonly made termination mistakes, which often cause unexpected legal liability…

A Practical Guide to the Law of Termination in Ontario, by Janice Rubin and Hena Singh. 2nd ed. Aurora, Ont. : Canada Law Book, 2010. 159 p. ISBN 9780888045058

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The Jobless Future

February 26, 2014

the jobless futureFrom the publisher:

‘Jobs jobs jobs!’ went the cry during the 1992 presidential election. If the slogan seems empty now, there is good reason, as the authors illustrate. The “jobless recovery” we’re seeing today is no temporary hitch on the way to good times; it is, Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio contend, simply part of a profound shift in the world economy. The Jobless Future challenges beliefs in the utopian promise of a knowledge-based, high-technology economy. Reviewing a vast body of encouraging literature about the postindustrial age, Aronowitz and DiFazio conclude that neither theory, history, nor contemporary evidence warrants optimism about a technological economic order. Instead, they demonstrate the shift toward a massive displacement of employees at all levels and a large-scale degradation of the labor force…

The Jobless Future, Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2010. 410 p. ISBN 9780816674510 (pbk.)

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negotion the art of mutual gainsFrom the publisher:

Fully illustrated with practical and current examples, this resource analyzes and prescribes strategies, tactics and checklists for the benefit of both parties involved. The second edition discusses recent labour negotiations from across Canada and the United States, including those that have been the subject of articles such as: the National Hockey League lockout in 2004; the Kaiser Permanente national agreement; the Giant Mine strike in Yellowknife; New negotiation topics include: making the first offer; creating value in negotiation;  investigative negotiation; strategies for dealing with hidden constraints; developing the worst alternative to a negotiated agreement (“WATNA”).

Negotiation: the Art of Mutual Gains Bargaining, by David J. Corry and Courtenay M. Mercier. 2nd ed. Aurora, ON : Canada Law Book, 2010. 202 p. ISBN 9780888044945

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scaling up excellence getting to moreFrom the publisher:

In Scaling Up Excellence, bestselling author Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization’s success: scaling up farther, faster, and more effectively as a program or an organization creates a larger footprint… Drawing on inside accounts and case studies and academic research from a wealth of industries – including start-ups, pharmaceuticals, airlines, retail, financial services, high-tech, education, non-profits, government, and healthcare – Sutton and Rao identify the key scaling challenges that confront every organization…

Scaling up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, by Robert I. Sutton and Hayagreeva Rao. Toronto : Random House Canada, 2014. 346 p. ISBN 9780307363428

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china and ilo fundamental principles and rights at workFrom the publisher:

…[L]abour conditions in China today are the subject of concern to observers both inside China and in the international community… China has devoted much attention recently to reforming its labour law system, a process driven by a political reorientation towards labour protection in the context of economic globalization. However, labour disputes and labour unrest continue to proliferate… [T]his volume gathers a remarkable array of academic perspectives on China and its legal system by scholars from China, the United States, and Europe into a stimulating and unique combination of commentary and analysis of the challenges relating to implementation of fundamental labour rights as spelled out in the landmark 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Chinese setting…

China and ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, edited by Roger Blanpain. Alphen aan den Rijn : Kluwer Law International, 2014. 204 p. ISBN 9789041149848 (Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations v. 86)

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cover letter magicFrom the publisher:

Cover Letter Magic reveals the inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get noticed and land interviews. Step-by-step instructions throughout the book teach readers how to write, format, and distribute their cover letters for maximum impact. This extensive resource showcases more than 130 sample cover letters for all types of job seekers, including blue collar and trades, new graduate, mid-career professionals, senior managers and executives, and technical and scientific professions. Before-and-after transformations demonstrate how to turn a boring letter into a knockout. New content for this edition includes a chapter on recession-proofing your career and lifetime career management, as well as more sample electronic cover letters.

Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers, by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. 4th ed. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, 2010. 443 p. ISBN 9781593577353 (pbk.)

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the essential performance review handbook a quick and handyFrom the publisher:

The Essential Performance Review Handbook will help you understand why performance reviews: serve as an important business tool; motivate personnel and increase productivity; help achieve your company goals; improve manager-employee communication; reduce your risk of legal liability.

The Essential Performance Review Handbook: a Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR professional, by Sharon Armstrong. Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, 2010. 224 p. ISBN 9781601631138

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