Events

In a number of event formats, the CRC "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" presents and discusses new findings in social policy research. Usually these events are public.
The internal events of CRC 1342 are aimed to facilitate the exchange between the participating researchers and to promote their work on the research questions of their projects. Occasionally we report on the results of these internal events on the page "News".

Place


Lund
Time
5 pm - 6.30 pm
Scientific Administration

Chair
Irene Dingeldey, Institute of Labour and Economics, University of Bremen

This roundtable is based on a special issue forthcoming in the International Labour Review. Applying a global perspective, the special issue focuses on law-induced inequalities in labour markets. It asks: Which forms of legal segmentation can be found? And how do they infuence labour market segmentation and informal work in different regions of the world? How can they be remedied?

Presenters

Ulrich Mückenberger, University of Bremen and Heiner Fechner, University of Bremen;
Judy Fudge, McMaster University and Guy Mundlak, Tel-Aviv University;
Graciela Bensusan, Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM)

Discussant
Tzehainesh Teklè, ILO, Managing Editor of the International Labour Review

https://www.ileraworldcongress2021.se/app/netattm/attendee/page/97955

Place


Bremen
Time
4 pm - 5 pm
Organisation

BIGSSS Doctoral Colloquium

Place


Bremen
Time
5.15 pm - 6.15 pm
Organisation

BIGSSS Doctoral Colloquium

Place


Online
Time
10 am - 11.45 am
Scientific Administration

Convenor
Dr. Irene Dingeldey

Chair
Ms. Mengqi Yuan

Co-chair
Dr. Elif Naz Kayran

Discussants
Ms. Betsy Leimbigler

Description
This panel asks to what extent labour market segmentation, i.e., the divide between standard employment and atypical forms of employment, self-employment, and informal work, is influenced by employment regulation. In this regard, the balance between particularistic status protection – often associated with the standard employment relationship - and universal labour standards seems to be crucial. High regulatory standards may go along with strong labour market segmentation and provoke exclusion, while universal standards may lead more integrated labour markets, but may be limited to minimum protection levels.

Furthermore, the panel is interested in how the compliance with labour regulation shapes labour market structures. This touches on possible discrepancies between de-jure regulation and the de-facto implementation and enforcement of labour standards. These discrepancies might explain why countries with similar de-jure protection levels vary in their degree of labour market segmentation. The main goal is the identification and explanation of different “Worlds of Labour”, i.e., groups of countries that resemble each other regarding their de-jure/de-facto employment regulation and/or labour market structures.

We encourage researchers and research groups from all around the world to share their findings on the relation between particularistic and universal labour standards, on “good governance” and the discrepancy between de-jure and de-facto labour regulation, and on the impact of “legal” (de-jure) segmentation on (de-facto) labour market segmentation and informal work. We also welcome studies that deal with specific outcomes of labour regulation such as gendered employment patterns or inequal treatment of particular groups of (atypical) workers. While focusing explicitly on comparative research, we encourage both quantitative analysis and case studies.

A second discussant and chair will be selected from a different region when applications are available. 

Session
RC30 Comparative Public Policy

Papers
Evaluation of the impact of Strategic Trade Controls on trade flows in Central Asian Countries (Author: Ms. Kamshat Saginbekova)

How Does Institutional Investor Gain Political Power?: Political Opportunity Structure and Corporate Governance Reform in Japan (Author: Prof. Susumu Nishioka)

Labor Market Dualization and Realignment of Party Competition: A Comparative Case Study of France, Germany, and Japan (Author: Prof. Takuji Tanaka)

Not just Black and White, but different Shades of Grey: Legal Segmentation in Labour Law and Labour Market Segmentation around the World (Author: Dr. Irene Dingeldey, Co-Author(s): Mr. Jean-Yves Gerlitz)

What (if anything) may justify a new policy regulation for gig-delivery workers? The case of Rappi in Argentina (Author: Mr. Kevin Hartmann)

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IPSA 2021: https://wc2021.ipsa.org/wc/home

Place


Bremen
Time
2 pm - 3.30 pm
Organiser
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person
Partic. Organisation
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe
Semester
WiSe 2021/22

Stephen Devereux (Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, and Mercator Fellow at CRC 1342) is a leading expert in Social Policy in southern Africa. 

Devereux is currentliy working on a book on social protection agents and agencies in Africa. In this lecture he will look at methodological and ethical issues, as well as some of the interesting findings from interviews he has conducted so far.

 

The lecture will most likely be held online via Zoom. The link to join in will be shared in due time.

13.10.2021 Lecture

Immigration, solidarity and social class

Prof. Lea Ypi, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Place


Bremen
Time
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Contact Person
Organisation
Partic. Organisation
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe

Abstract
Progressive scepticism about immigration is rooted in the idea that there is a trade-off between openness to immigration and support for the welfare state. The response to this has so far been to take seriously the nation-state model of solidarity and to seek ways to incorporate its challenges of so as to adapt that model to the circumstances of contemporary politics. The two most prominent avenues are what one might call multicultural solidarity, on the one hand, and supranational solidarity, on the other. In this paper I want to defend a third model, what I will call class-based solidarity. I argue that class-based solidarity offers a more attractive response to the progressive dilemma, illustrate how it relates to the notions of political community we are familiar with and conclude by emphasising the relevance of social class in building bonds of solidarity.

About
Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Before joining the LSE, she was a Post-doctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College (Oxford) and a researcher at the European University Institute where she obtained her PhD.

She has degrees in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and has held visiting and research positions at Sciences Po, the University of Frankfurt, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, the Australian National University and the Italian Institute for Historical Studies.