Call for papers :: Labour relations and employment policies in times of volatility

Following the global economic crisis employment rates are higher than ever in Europe and beyond. Globalization of production, technological progress (associated among others with gig economy, advanced robotics and automatization) and increased international migration however forecast major changes to labour markets. Political volatility, including the spread of populist governance, also created new challenges to related actors. How do workers, trade unions, and policy makers react to the new era of volatility? How do new circumstances limit room of manoeuvre of global and local actors, and what are the new windows of opportunity that open up?

The core aim of the proposed special issue is to bring together a range of scholars with various disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. sociology, economics, political science, social policy, etc.) to investigate changes to labour relations and employment policies in the current political and economic context. 

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Extended deadline for submitting abstracts: 25 March, 2019
Notification of acceptance: 30 March, 2019
Full papers are due till 3 June, 2019

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