Informality, Labour Mobility, and Precariousness: Supplementing the State for the Invisible and the Vulnerable
A Critical Examination of the Intersections of Informality, Labour Mobility, and Precariousness
In this thought-provoking book, author Abel Polese explores the complex relationships between informality, labour mobility, and precariousness, and how they intersect to shape the lives of vulnerable populations. Through a series of compelling case studies from different regions, including Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, and Azerbaijan, Polese examines the ways in which informal practices persist and evolve, and how they interact with formal institutions.
The Challenges of Governance and the Importance of Understanding Informal Practices
The book highlights the challenges of governance in the context of informality, labour mobility, and precariousness, and argues that a thorough understanding of informal practices is essential to designing effective interventions. Polese demonstrates how informal practices can be used to supplement the state and provide essential services to marginalized communities, and how they can also be used to circumvent state regulations and exploit vulnerable populations.
The Complexities of Informality and Its Impact on Society
Throughout the book, Polese offers nuanced insights into the complexities of informality and its impact on society. He examines the ways in which informal practices can be both empowering and exploitative, and how they can be used to promote social justice and human rights. He also explores the ways in which informality can be used to challenge state authority and promote alternative forms of governance.
In conclusion, “Informality, Labour Mobility, and Precariousness” is a thought-provoking and insightful examination of the complex relationships between informality, labour mobility, and precariousness. Through a series of compelling case studies and a nuanced analysis of the complexities of informality, Polese offers a fresh perspective on the challenges of governance in the context of informality and vulnerability. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the fields of sociology, political science, and development studies, and for anyone seeking to understand the complex ways in which informality shapes the lives of vulnerable populations.