In Search of Global Labor Regulations: Institutions, Networks and Conventions

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: English

In this panel we address formal and informal practices and conventions, which are institutionalizing cross-border labour markets in sectors as varied as textiles, NGO workers, finance management, and others, on a world regional and global scale. We ask whether and how institutions, conventions and networks enable cross-border labour recruitment, placement, matching and the extraction of work effort, explore the conditions under which cross-border mobility results in careers, or alternatively in extreme forms of exploitation, and while seeking to identify the coordination and control mechanisms reducing the uncertainties of cross-border labour exchange from an employer perspective, focus specifically on the outcomes for mobile labourers in the global economy.
Session Organizer:
Karen SHIRE, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jun IMAI, Hokkaido University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Leveraging Labor Institutions Abroad: Why Employers Sometimes Support Labor Activists in Host-Countries.
Marissa BROOKES, Department of Political Science; University of California, Riverside, USA; Sabrina ZAJAK, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
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