The Real Living Wage: Civil Regulation and the Employment Relationship

Edmund HeeryDeborah Hann, and David Nash

  • A detailed case study of an important policy development, the spread of the Real Living Wage, which has attracted international interest from a broad range of social science disciplines
  • Examination of the relationship between new actors on the employment scene, like Citizens UK, and established actors, like trade unions, and the way in which the two can form mutually beneficial coalitions
  • An important illustration of how civil society organizations, like Citizens UK and the Living Wage Foundation, are shaping the behaviour of employers and the operation of the labour market