Beyond Mainstream Labour Market Theory And Precarity: Towards An Alternative To The Neoliberal Model Of Development

  • David Neilson Societies and Cultures, Waikato University

Abstract

This paper contextualises contemporary precarity within a mid-range focus on labour market segmentation that takes Marx’s long-range theory of the ‘relative surplus population’ as its point of departure. It also briefly outlines an alternative ‘model of development’ which could address the increasing precarity of a growing proportion of the world’s population.  It first sets out a critical analysis of core elements of mainstream accounts of the labour market, which is a point of comparison in the later sections. The paper ends with an exploratory discussion about how neo-Marxist analysis can supplement Keynesianism, and how both need to be re-focused more clearly on the need to design a post-neoliberal model of development.
Published
2015-02-20
How to Cite
NEILSON, David. Beyond Mainstream Labour Market Theory And Precarity: Towards An Alternative To The Neoliberal Model Of Development. Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand, [S.l.], feb. 2015. ISSN 2463-2600. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/LEW/article/view/2222>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/lew.v0i0.2222.

Keywords

Labour market; precarity; segmentation; neo-Marxist; Keynesianism