chapter  13
Between Coercion and Consent: Understanding Post-Apartheid Workplace Regimes
ByOla Anders Magnusson, Hege Merete Knutsen, Sylvi B. Endresen
Pages 14

In recent years Labour Geography has gained momentum as a sub-discipline in Human Geography. Labour Geography focuses on the agency of labour within capitalism and adds a scale and space dimension to traditional studies of labour relations. Inspired among others by the work on factory regimes by the sociologist Michael Burawoy (1985), Labour Geographers such as Jonas (1996, 2009), Andrae and Beckman (1998) and Kelly (2001, 2002) have developed conceptions of labour regimes in Human Geography. While Burawoy (1985) established ideal-type factory regimes that may be identified at any geographical scale and are also largely periodized, the approaches of Jonas (1996) and Kelly (2001, 2002) address the nature and dynamics of local labour regimes. Andrae and Beckman (1998) construct ideal-types but are also concerned with local dynamics. In other words, a variety of regime concepts are applied within labour studies. In addition to factory regimes, authors speak of labour regimes, labour control regimes, workplace regimes or work regimes. In the following labour regime is used in referring to all of them.