Events of Project A03

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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Place


Bremen
Time
4 pm - 5 pm
Organisation

BIGSSS Doctoral Colloquium

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
2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Commentator of the Lecture
Contact Person
Bastian Becker, PhD; Dr. Hanna Lierse

Political Economy Workshop, discussing the paper "Legal Segmentation and Early Colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa" by Heiner Fechner.

Meeting time: Tuesday, March 09 from 2:30-3.30 pm (CET)
Meeting place: Online PEW Zoom Link (password pew2020)
Discussant: Carina Schmitt

To receive this week’s reading, please subscribe to the Political Economy Workshop email newsletter or write an email to Bastian Becker and Hanna Lierse.

Place


Bremen
Time
4 pm - 5.30 pm
Organiser
Partic. Organisation
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Oral Defense of Jean-Yves Gerlitz's PhD Thesis:

"The Rise of the Adult Worker Model - In-Work Poverty and Economic Vulnerability in Times of Institutional Change''.

The Examination Board is composed of:

Prof. Dr. Olaf Groh-Samberg
Prof. Dr. Henning Lohmann
PD Dr. Irene Dingeldey
Prof. Sonja Drobnič, PhD
Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Dr. Franziska Deutsch
MA Eloisa Harris


This defense will be public, but will take place online only. To receive the link to the video conference, please send an email to Jean-Yves Gerlitz at jgerlitz@bigsss.uni-bremen.de by November 26th, 2020.

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe
Semester
WiSe 2019/20

Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
11.15 am - 12.45 pm
Organisation
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe
Semester
WiSe 2019/20

Social policy in general has been and still is considered mainly as an issue of collective and corporative actors organised at a national level. This holds for systems of health care, unemployment insurance or pension funds.

Concerning labour regulation there is a longer tradition of supranational and global regulations, as the examples of ILO regulations or OECD standards reveal. Nevertheless, compared to the actual degree of globalised and transnationalised social relations and interchanges of goods, information, cognitive maps and persons, the development of coordinated cross-border social policies remains quite "underdeveloped".

Based on empirical research about transnational (expert) mobility in organisations and the emerging texture of transnational labour regulation and referring to theories of global "institutional work" (W. Mayer, T. Lawrence/R. Suddaby) the presentation argues that there could be identified a transnational institution building of social policy in the field of labour regulation that differs significantly from classic forms of social policy. In order to actually "realize" these empirical tendencies, we have to fine-tune our theoretical-conceptual lenses.

09.12.2019 Internal Workshop

A03 workshop with Ludger Pries

Prof. Ludger Pries, Dr. (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1.15 pm - 2.45 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt A03: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

The workshop will discuss the extension of the A03 data set of individual workers' rights by the dimension of the design of segmentation through privileging and equality with regard to protection against discrimination.

In addition, the participants will deal with the need for research with regard to the transnational legal developments identified by Pries.

The workshop is of course open to all members of the other CRC projects. Interested individuals should please contact Ulrich Mückenberger in advance in order to gain access to the relevant documents for preparation.

Place
Unicom building
Room: 9.3120
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen
Time
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2.15 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Jenny Hahs defends her PhD Proposal: Trends in international employment regulations by the ILO: Between legal segmentation, national regulatory interests and the urge for organisational responses towards universal legislative protection?

17.01.2019 - 18.01.2019 Workshop

Joint Hands-On Workshop on International Social Policy

Auswärtiges Amt; International Labour Organization; Teilprojekt A03: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Federal Foreign Office
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin
Time
11 am - 5:45 pm (Thursday), 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (Friday)
Contact Person

Exchange between practitioners and scientists, application of theory and empirical findings to real life situations, demonstration of the process of norm-setting and implementation using the example of Germany, meeting of actors in the fields of international labour regulation and social policy

Participants: PhD and Master’s Students of the University of Bremen and University of Duisburg-Essen

03.12.2018 - 07.12.2018 Workshop

Meeting with ILO

International Labour Organization; Teilprojekt A03: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place


Genf
Time
9 am - 5 pm
Contact Person

Members of project A03 discuss their research on the regulation of labour standards and their segmentation effect with experts of the International Labour Organization in Geneva.

Place
Unicom
Room: 9.3120
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
9.00 p.m. - 18.00 a.m.
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events