Comparative Employment Relations

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
April 2021
Lead instructor: Roberto Pedersini
The course aims to a) develop a conceptual framework for thinking about the main structural changes occurring in the labour market and the employment relations, following a comparative perspective, b) identify the main concepts and tools for the labour market analysis, from the new labour market segmentation approach, c) explore a selection of current research topics relevant to the understanding of labour inequalities reproduction within the economic globalization process, with particular attention to the insider-outsider divide, permanent and temporary workers and the interplay between internal and external labour markets, d) derive and discuss the principal social and policy implications, concerning both risks/opportunities and the modification of labour market institutions and the implementation of labour reforms among EU Member States.
Mandatory for students of PhD program in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies.
Assessment methods
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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