Prerequisites for admission
No preliminary competences are required
A complete syllabus will be made available at the beginning of the course on the Ariel platform.
A detailed reading list for attending students will be made available weekly on the course website. The "weekly syllabus" will include a list of readings sub-divided for each topic/teaching week.
Readings for "non attending students" are the following. However, please, agree the reading list with Dr. Dorigatti in advance before the exam.
Frege, C. and Kelly, J. (2020). Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy. London: Routledge, Chapter 2 (Theoretical perspectives on comparative employment relations).
Bamber, G. et al. (2021) International and Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises and Institutional Responses. London: SAGE. Introduction
Frege, C. and Kelly, J. (2020). Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy. London: Routledge, Chapter 11 (Collective representation at work: institutions and dynamics)
Schnabel, C. (2020). Union Membership and Collective Bargaining: Trends and Determinants. IZA Working Paper
Traxler, F. (2008), Employer organizations. In Blyton, P. et al. The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations. London: SAGE
Meardi, G. (2014), The state and employment relations, in Wilkinson, A., Wood, G., Deeg, R. The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Howell, C. (2020), Rethinking the role of the state in employment research for a neoliberal era, Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Doellgast, V. and Benassi, C. (2020) Collective bargaining. In A. Wilkinson et al. Handbook of Research on Employee Voice, Edward Elgar.
Molina, O., Rhodes, M. (2002). Corporatism: The Past, Present, and Future of a Concept. Annual Review of Political Science 5:305-331
Pedersini, R. (2014). European industrial relations between old and new trends. Stato e Mercato. 102: 341-368
Baccaro, L. and Howell, C. (2016). Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation. European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Introduction.
Frege, C. and Kelly, J. (2020). Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy. London: Routledge, Chapter 3 (Globalization and employment relations) and Chapter 13 (International regulation. Standards and voluntary practices)
Degryse, C. (2016). Digitalisation of the economy and its impact on labour markets. ETUI: Bruxelles.
Wood, A. et al. (2018). Good Gig, Bad Gig: Autonomy and Algorithmic Control in the Global Gig Economy, Work, Employment and Society, 33(1): 56-75.
Pedersini, R. and Dorigatti, L. (2021) Industrial relations and inequality: The many facets of a crucial relationship. Transfer, 27(1): 11-27.
To these texts, three country cases from the following book need to be prepared (the selection of the cases needs to be agreed upon in advance with Dr. Dorigatti). Bamber, G. et al. (2021) International and Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises and Institutional Responses. London: SAGE
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment for attending students
Class participation + class presentation and analysis of research article (20%) + mini-essays (80%)
Analysis of research article
Attending students are asked to write an analysis (around 1,000 words) of a research article and to present it in class. The analysis should report the article's argument and findings and illustrate the methods used by the author(s).
Attending students are asked to write three mini-essays (around 1,000 words each) discussing the topics dealt in class. Mini-essays will be evaluated on the base of the clarity of the presentation of the topics, of the capacity to draw on different resources to discuss them and to critically present concepts and theoretical perspectives, and of the appropriateness of the terminology used.
Assessment for non attending students
Written examination on the texts indicated in the reference list