A Political Theory of Precarious Work

James Hickson
The increasing precariousness of working arrangements within advanced capitalist economies, such as that of the United Kingdom, has been the focus of much study within academic social science. This research has conveyed the empirical reality of zero-hours contract, temporary agency, gig economy, and other forms of precarious work, where one’s working patterns and income stream are unpredictable and insecure. However, there has so far been insufficient sustained consideration of the political significance of such working...
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