Economic and social regulation of labour

A.A. 2016/2017
Insegnamento per
9
Crediti massimi
60
Ore totali
Lingua
Inglese

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Responsabile
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
The first section of the course (30 hours) will be taught by Roberto Pedersini. Topics will include:
1. The theory and context of employee relations
2. The actors in employee relations
3. Interactions and outcomes in employee relations
4. The future directions of employee relations
5. Final exam
The second section of the course (30 hours) will be taught by Lorenzo Bordogna. Topics will include:
1. Labour market institutions and economic performance
2. The regulation of labour from a Keynesian to a monetarist macro-economic regime: the case of
the European Monetary Union and the EU enlargement
3. The economic crisis of 2008 and its implications for the regulation of labour in the EU (with
special reference to austerity policies and employment relations in the public services)
4. Regulating labour at company and workplace level: policy options and their implications
5. Final exam
Informazioni sul programma
The course is organized in two parts of 30 hours each. The first part is taught by Roberto Pedersini, the second one by Lorenzo Bordogna.
TThe course provides a conceptual and analytical framework for the understanding of the main trends and problems affecting the regulation of labour in a context of intensified economic internationalization. Students will learn how to apply such knowledge to the analysis of recent developments in labour and employment relations in Europe, but attention will be paid also to such countries as the US, Japan and Australia. The first part of the course, taught by Roberto Pedersini, introduces the basic concepts for the analysis of employment relations and subsequently deals with macro-level regulation by the state and tripartite concertation. The second part, taught by Lorenzo Bordogna, addresses the impact of labour market institutions on economic performance, especially in the framework of the EU and with particular attention to the shift from a Keynesian to a monetarist macro-economic regime. It then focuses on the regulation of labour in tertiary and public sector, including the topic of the tertiarization of labour conflicts.
Propedeuticità
None
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Examination: written test, 90 minutes long.
Attendance is strongly suggested. For students attending the course, the exam will be based on the topics discussed during classes, and on materials presented by the teachers and made available to students.
The exam aims at assessing the acquired knowledge and the capacity of applying this knowledge to cases of social and economic regulation of labour (like incomes and concertation policies, the regulation of public service employment relations, etc.).
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
First section (Prof. Pedersini)
-Baccaro, L., Howell, C. (2011), A Common Neoliberal Trajectory. The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism, in Politics & Society, vol. 39, no. 4., pp. 521-563.
-Bordogna, L., Cella, G.P. (1999), Admission, exclusion, correction: the changing role of the state in industrial relations, in Transfer - European Review of Labour and Research, vol. 5, no. 1-2, pp. 14-33.
-Hyman, R. (1997), Trade unions and interest representation in the context of globalisation, in Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 515-533.
-Palier, B., Thelen, K. (2010), Institutionalizing Dualism: Complementarities and Change in France and Germany, in Politics and Society, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 119-148.
-Pedersini, R. (2014), European industrial relations between old and new trends, in Stato e Mercato, no. 102, pp. 341-368, http://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/10.1425/78527.
-Regini, M. (2003), Work and labour in global economies: the case of Western Europe, in Socio-Economic Review, 2003, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 165-184.
-Schnabel, C. (2013), Union membership and density: Some (not so) stylized facts and challenges, in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 255-272, http://ejd.sagepub.com/content/19/3/255.full.pdf+html.
-Thelen, K. (2012), Varieties of Capitalism: Trajectories of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity, in Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 15, pp. 137-159.
-Visser, J. (2013), Wage-bargaining Institutions - from crisis to crisis, April, European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Economic Papers 488, http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/publications/economic_paper/2013/pd….

Second section (prof. Bordogna)
Olson M. (1965), The logic of collective action, Cambridge: Harvard Un. Press, ch. 1.
Olson M. (1982), The Rise and Decline of Nations, New Haven: Yale Un. Press, ch. 2.
Calmfors L., Driffill J. (1988), "Bargaining structure, corporatism and economic performance", in Economic Policy, April, pp. 14-47.
Hall P., Soskice D. (eds) (2001), Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Introduction, pp. 1-68.
Streeck W. (1999), Competitive Solidarity: Rethinking the 'European Social Model, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Working Papers No. 8.
Bordogna L., Pedersini R. (2015), "What Kind of Europeanization? How EMU is Changing National Industrial Relations in Europe", in Giornale di diritto del lavoro e di relazioni industriali, XXXVII(2):183-230.
Bach S., Bordogna L. (2013), "Reframing public service employment relations: The impact of economic crisis and the new EU economic governance", in European Journal of Industrial Relations, 19(4): 279-294.


The exam aims at assessing the acquired knowledge and the capacity of applying this knowledge to cases of social and economic regulation of labour (like incomes and concertation policies, the regulation of public service employment relations, etc.).
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
Attendance is strongly suggested
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Examination: written test, 90 minutes long.
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Mercoledì 10.00-12.30.
Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche - Stanza 9 - secondo piano
Ricevimento:
Il ricevimento studenti di mercoledì 18 settembre 2019 si terrà nell'orario 12.30-14.30 e 16.30-17.30 (Orario normale: mercoledì 10-13)
Dipartimento di Scienze sociali e politiche - stanza 311 - 3° piano - via Conservatorio 7