Vyacheslav Bobkov 1, Vadim Kvachev 1
  • 1 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Stryemiannyi per., 36, Moscow, Russian Federation 117997

Precarity: Local Disorders or New Global Order?

2017, vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 72–86 [issue contents]
The paper is devoted to the research of the nature of precarity. The authors explore the dual substance of precarity as both global and local phenomena. There are four major premises in the formation of precarity at the global and local levels: the divisions of labor markets deepening inequalities and asymmetries; the Fourth Industrial Revolution providing a demand for labor with machines replacing the living workforce; the сhanging nature of labor which dissolves the boundaries between alienated labor and independent private life; and the intervention of neoliberal ideology in practice, manifesting itself as invasion of the state and capital into the social production of individuals. The sum of these premises lead to the expansion of precarity in different forms, although mainly in the form of precarious employment. As a result, precarity is considered in the paper as a form of a new global order produced by the multitude of local disorders.
Citation: Bobkov V., Kvachev V. (2017) Neustoychivost': lokal'nye besporyadki ili novyy global'nyy poryadok? [Precarity: Local Disorders or New Global Order?]. The Russian Sociological Review, vol. 16, no 4, pp. 72-86 (in Russian)
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