Isabelle Ferreras

[PhD,MSc] FNRS – LOUVAIN – HARVARD

Table of Contents

Introduction: What about the Workers?

Part I Critical History of Power in the Firm: The Slow Transition of Work from the Private to the Public Sphere

  1. Stage One: The Workplace and Its Emergence from the Household
  2. The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Workers’ Movements and the Invention of Collective Bargaining
  3. The Twentieth Century and the Ambiguities of Institutional Innovations in the Capitalist Firm
  4. The Twenty-First-Century Service Economy is Bringing Work fully into the Public Sphere

Part II What Is a Firm?

  1. Obsolete Vision: Instrumental Rationality as the Firm’s Sole Logic
  2. Foundations for the Political Theory of the Firm

Part III Looking to the Future: From Political Bicameralism to Economic Bicameralism

  1. Bicameral Moments: A Pivotal Institutional Innovation for Governments in Democratic Transition
  2. Analogy: The Executive of the Firm Answering to a Two-Chamber Parliament

Conclusions

A Reader’s Guide for Reflection and Debate about Economic Bicameralism

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