Comparative employment relations

A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamento per
6
Crediti massimi
40
Ore totali
SSD
SPS/09
Lingua
Inglese

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
SPS/09 - SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI ECONOMICI E DEL LAVORO - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente: Regalia Ida
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
MODULE 1
Aim of the first module is to achieve conceptual and analytical tools for the comparative study of employment and industrial relations, within a broader approach concerning the socio-economic regulation of industrialized democracies.
Topics will include:
- qualitative and quantitative methods for the study of industrial relations;
- studying industrial relations comparatively;
- a multi-level approach to industrial relations;
- an introductory scheme: context, actors, methods, rules.

MODULE 2
Aim of the second module is to focus on trends and problems regarding employment and industrial relations in a number of European and non-European countries in a phase of intensified economic internationalization, to explore recent attempts to develop supranational forms of industrial relations, to discuss problems and challenges in the regulation of labour and employment that are emerging cross-nationally in the globalized economy.
Topics will include:
- patterns of industrial relations in different European and non-European countries;
- European integration and the development of European level of industrial relations;
- multinational companies and the emergence of supranational/international levels of industrial relations;
- organizing and representing migrant workers;
- the emergence, diffusion and regulation of atypical jobs and new forms of employment;
- the debate on the future of collective industrial relations.
Informazioni sul programma
Beside the reading list, the different activities (lectures, discussions in plenary sessions or small groups, presentation of papers) will be based on materials (reports, papers, etc.) that will be provided by the teacher.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Attendance is the rule. Students are expected to participate actively in the discussion and presentation of papers.
The assessment of students' individual work and progress will take place with a test and/or the presentation of a positional paper.

Exceptions have to be discussed preliminarily with the teacher that will prepare alternative programmes on an ad hoc basis.
Metodi didattici
Lectures, discussions in plenary sessions and in small groups, presentatios of papers by groups of students.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
General references:
- K. Sisson, 2010, Employment Relatrions Matter, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, available online on Ariel platform.
or
- P. Edwards, ed, 1995, Industrial Relations. Theory and Practice in Britain. Oxford: Blackwell (or other appropriate text-book).

Reading list (provisional):
- J. Waddington and R. Hoffmann (eds.), 2000, Trade Unions in Europe. Facing Challenges and Searching for Solutions, ETUI, Brussels, Introductory Chapter.
- G. J. Bamber, R.D. Lansbury and N. Wailes (eds.), 2011, International & Comparative Employment Relations. Globalisation and change, Sage, London
- I. Regalia, 2008, 'Towards multi-level governance in industrial relations: mapping the field', University of Milan, WTW Working paper, 2008/1 (available online on the Ariel platform).
- R. Hyman, Studying Industrial Relations Comparatively (available online on the Ariel platform).
- M. Piore and S. Safford, 2006, "Changing Regimes of Workplace Governance" (available online on the Ariel platform).
- I. Regalia, 2008, "Informal work and new forms of employment in Europe", (available online on the Ariel platform).
- C.M. Frege and J. Kelly, 2003, "Union Revitalization Strategies in Comparative Perspective", (available online on the Ariel platform).
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
The programme is the same as for those who attend regularly classes.

MODULE 1
Aim of the first module is to achieve conceptual and analytical tools for the comparative study of employment and industrial relations, within a broader approach concerning the socio-economic regulation of industrialized democracies.
Topics will include:
- qualitative and quantitative methods for the study of industrial relations;
- studying industrial relations comparatively;
- a multi-level approach to industrial relations;
- an introductory scheme: context, actors, methods, rules.

MODULE 2
Aim of the second module is to focus on trends and problems regarding employment and industrial relations in a number of European and non-European countries in a phase of intensified economic internationalization, to explore recent attempts to develop supranational forms of industrial relations, to discuss problems and challenges in the regulation of labour and employment that are emerging cross-nationally in the globalized economy.
Topics will include:
- patterns of industrial relations in different European and non-European countries;
- European integration and the development of European level of industrial relations;
- multinational companies and the emergence of supranational/international levels of industrial relations;
- organizing and representing migrant workers;
- the emergence, diffusion and regulation of atypical jobs and new forms of employment;
- the debate on the future of collective industrial relations.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Attendance is the rule.
Exceptions have to be discussed preliminarily with the teacher that will prepare alternative programmes on an ad hoc basis.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
General references:
- K. Sisson, 2010, Employment Relatrions Matter, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, available online on Ariel platform.
or
- P. Edwards, ed, 1995, Industrial Relations. Theory and Practice in Britain. Oxford: Blackwell (or other appropriate text-book).

Reading list (provisional):
- J. Waddington and R. Hoffmann (eds.), 2000, Trade Unions in Europe. Facing Challenges and Searching for Solutions, ETUI, Brussels, Introductory Chapter.
- G. J. Bamber, R.D. Lansbury and N. Wailes (eds.), 2011, International & Comparative Employment Relations. Globalisation and change, Sage, London
- I. Regalia, 2008, 'Towards multi-level governance in industrial relations: mapping the field', University of Milan, WTW Working paper, 2008/1 (available online on the Ariel platform).
- R. Hyman, Studying Industrial Relations Comparatively (available online on the Ariel platform).
- M. Piore and S. Safford, 2006, "Changing Regimes of Workplace Governance" (available online on the Ariel platform).
- I. Regalia, 2008, "Informal work and new forms of employment in Europe", (available online on the Ariel platform).
- C.M. Frege and J. Kelly, 2003, "Union Revitalization Strategies in Comparative Perspective", (available online on the Ariel platform).

Appropriate programmes will be discussed directly with the teacher.
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi