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Automation and Human Solidarity

Authors: Jordan, Bill

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  • Bridges all the social science disciplines
  • Argues that it's a big mistake to imagine that technology itself – whatever its potential for liberation – will actually lead to freedom for workers
  • Goes beyond utopian or dystopian views of new technologies
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This book provides a detailed analysis of the economic and political implications of the introduction of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics into the service sector of economies that have so far relied on service jobs to sustain levels of employment. It examines how reliance on coercive measures for enforcing low-paid service work attempts to postpone this third Industrial Revolution, and analyses the struggles that must still take place if we are to achieve a future of freedom and social justice for all. While automation and globalisation have made human solidarities of traditional kinds more difficult to sustain, they have also made new kinds possible. Experiments in social policy, and especially the pilot projects with unconditional Universal Basic Incomes, offer a possible model for a new kind of society. The author argues that it is politics which will determine whether we can achieve these new human solidarities.

About the authors

Bill Jordan is Honorary Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Plymouth, UK. He has authored more than 25 books on politics, economic and social policy, social work and migration, including Authoritarianism and How to Counter It (2020) and The Age of Disintegration (2020). He held visiting professorships in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-36958-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Automation and Human Solidarity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36959-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36959-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36958-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 151
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