Economic and social regulation of labour

A.A. 2019/2020
Insegnamento per
9
Crediti massimi
60
Ore totali
SSD
SPS/09
Lingua
Inglese

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Responsabile
SPS/09 - SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI ECONOMICI E DEL LAVORO - CFU: 9
Lezioni: 60 ore
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
The first section of the course (40 hours) will be taught by Lisa Dorigatti. Topics will include:
1. The theory and context of employment relations
2. The actors in employment relations
3. Interactions and outcomes in employment relations
4. Globalization and the regulation of the employment relations
5. Employment relations institutions and inequality
6. Digitalization and employment relations

The second section of the course (20 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
Informazioni sul programma
The course is organized in two parts of respectively 40 and 20 hours. The first part is taught by Lisa Dorigatti, the second one by Lorenzo Bordogna.
Propedeuticità
None
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Written test, 90 minutes long. 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.).
Metodi didattici
Lectures and discussions in class on the proposed texts.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Part I: Reading List
- Baccaro, L., Howell, C. (2011). A Common Neoliberal Trajectory. The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism. Politics & Society. 39(4): 521-563.
- Bordogna, L., Cella, G.P. (1999). Admission, exclusion, correction: the changing role of the state in industrial relations. Transfer - European Review of labur and Research. 5(1-2): 14-33.
- Degryse, C. (2017). Shaping the world of work in the digital economy. ETUI: Bruxelles.
- Hassel, A. (2008). The Evolution of a Global Labor Governance Regime. Governance. 21(2): 231-251.
- Hyman, R. (1997). Trade unions and interest representation in the context of globalisation, in Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research. 3(3): 515-533.
- Jaumotte, F., Buitron. C. (2015). Inequality and Labour Market Institutions. IMF Staff Discussion Note 15/14, Washington DC.
- Marginson, P. (2016). Governing work and employment relations in an internationalised economy: The institutional challenge. ILR Review. 69(5): 1033-1055.
- Mayer, F., Gereffi, G. (2010). Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance. Business and Politics. 12(3): 1-25.
- Palier, B., Thelen, K. (2010). Institutionalizing Dualism: Complementarities and Change in France and Germany. Politics and Society. 38(1): 119-148.
- Pedersini, R. (2014). European industrial relations between old and new trends. Stato e Mercato. 102: 341-368.
- Schnabel, C. (2013). Union membership and density: Some (not so) stylized facts and challenges. European Journal of Industrial Relations. 19(3): 255-272.
- Thelen, K. (2012). Varieties of Capitalism: Trajectories of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity. Annual Review of Political Science. 15: 137-159.
- Visser, J. (2016). What happened to collective bargaining during the Great Recession? IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40173-016-0061-1.

Students who would like to have a general reference book may consider [PLEASE NOTE THAT EXAMS WILL FOCUS ON THE ABOVE-MENTIOND READINGS; THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE INDICATED ONLY AS OPTIONAL FURTHER REFERENCES]:

Sisson, K. (2010). Employment relations matters [Electronic version], Warwick, UK: University of Warwick, available from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations site:
http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&…

or, alternatively:

Bordogna, L., Pedersini, R. (2019). Relazioni industriali. L'esperienza italiana nel contesto internazionale, Bologna: Il Mulino.


Part II: Reading list

- 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. Economic Policy. 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. 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. European Journal of Industrial Relations. 19(4): 279-294.
- Guest D., Conway N. (1999). Peering into the Black Hole: The downside of New Employment Relations in the UK. British Journal of Industrial Relations. 37(3): 367-389.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
The first section of the course (40 hours) will be taught by Lisa Dorigatti. Topics will include:
1. The theory and context of employment relations
2. The actors in employment relations
3. Interactions and outcomes in employment relations
4. Globalization and the regulation of the employment relations
5. Employment relations institutions and inequality
6. Digitalization and employment relations

The second section of the course (20 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
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Written test, 90 minutes long. 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
Part I: Reading List
- Baccaro, L., Howell, C. (2011). A Common Neoliberal Trajectory. The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism. Politics & Society. 39(4): 521-563.
- Bordogna, L., Cella, G.P. (1999). Admission, exclusion, correction: the changing role of the state in industrial relations. Transfer - European Review of labur and Research. 5(1-2): 14-33.
- Degryse, C. (2017). Shaping the world of work in the digital economy. ETUI: Bruxelles.
- Hassel, A. (2008). The Evolution of a Global Labor Governance Regime. Governance. 21(2): 231-251.
- Hyman, R. (1997). Trade unions and interest representation in the context of globalisation, in Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research. 3(3): 515-533.
- Jaumotte, F., Buitron. C. (2015). Inequality and Labour Market Institutions. IMF Staff Discussion Note 15/14, Washington DC.
- Marginson, P. (2016). Governing work and employment relations in an internationalised economy: The institutional challenge. ILR Review. 69(5): 1033-1055.
- Mayer, F., Gereffi, G. (2010). Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance. Business and Politics. 12(3): 1-25.
- Palier, B., Thelen, K. (2010). Institutionalizing Dualism: Complementarities and Change in France and Germany. Politics and Society. 38(1): 119-148.
- Pedersini, R. (2014). European industrial relations between old and new trends. Stato e Mercato. 102: 341-368.
- Schnabel, C. (2013). Union membership and density: Some (not so) stylized facts and challenges. European Journal of Industrial Relations. 19(3): 255-272.
- Thelen, K. (2012). Varieties of Capitalism: Trajectories of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity. Annual Review of Political Science. 15: 137-159.
- Visser, J. (2016). What happened to collective bargaining during the Great Recession? IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40173-016-0061-1.

Students who would like to have a general reference book may consider [PLEASE NOTE THAT EXAMS WILL FOCUS ON THE ABOVE-MENTIOND READINGS; THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE INDICATED ONLY AS OPTIONAL FURTHER REFERENCES]:

Sisson, K. (2010). Employment relations matters [Electronic version], Warwick, UK: University of Warwick, available from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations site:
http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&…

or, alternatively:

Bordogna, L., Pedersini, R. (2019). Relazioni industriali. L'esperienza italiana nel contesto internazionale, Bologna: Il Mulino.


Part II: Reading list

- 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. Economic Policy. 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. 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. European Journal of Industrial Relations. 19(4): 279-294.
- Guest D., Conway N. (1999). Peering into the Black Hole: The downside of New Employment Relations in the UK. British Journal of Industrial Relations. 37(3): 367-389.
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. 18 settembre ricevimento sospeso
Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche - Stanza 9 - secondo piano