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RC44-sponsored Social Boundaries of Work conference in Katowice, Poland

The International Sociological Association Research Committee 44 co-sponsored the 3rd International Conference of the Sociology of Work Section  of the Polish Sociological Association “Social boundaries of work. Methodological and Practical Problems of Research on Work and Employment in Modern Societies”. The conference took place in Katowice, Poland, on 27-28 October 2017. It was coorganized by the Sociology of Work Section of the Polish Sociological Association and the Institute of Sociology, Read more [...]

The new Global Labour Journal 8(3) available online

The Global Labour Journal has just published its latest issue Vol 8 No. 3 at: We invite you to view the Table of Contents below and then visit our website to read the articles and other items of interest. Obituary: Peter Waterman, 1936–2017 by Ronaldo Munck ARTICLES Welfare State Development in Developing Nations: The Relationship between Organised Labour and International Organisations by Md. Mahmudur Rahman Bhuiyan The Read more [...]

ISA call for Abstracts (Papers) for the Congress in Toronto

ISA call for Abstracts (Papers) for the Congress in Toronto, 15-21 July 2018: Please note that the call for papers is open until 30 September 2017, 24:00 GMT To access the call for abstracts, please go to the ISA website and follow the links. You will need to upload an abstract to the specific Session. Or follow the links from the ISA main page for the Congress. Read more [...]

Peter Waterman, 26.1.1936 – 17.6.2017 – an obituary by Richard Hyman

Peter was an activist scholar, in many respects the classic organic intellectual. Since he never defined himself primarily as an academic, his involvement in RC 44 was relatively peripheral, but his whole life was dedicated to winning a better world for the workers of the world. He worked for two decades, in space between more directly political commitments, on a long autobiography, published online (for free) as From Coldwar Communism to the Global Emancipatory Movement: Itinerary of a Long-Distance Read more [...]

The new issue of Global Labour Journal available online

The new issue of the Global Labour Journal (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2017) is available online. The May Edition 2017 can be found at: We invite you to review the Table of Contents here (see below) and then visit our website to read articles and other items of interest. TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial: Welcome to our New Reviews Editor ARTICLES Technological Changes and Manufacturing Unions in South Africa: Failure to Formulate a Robust Response Read more [...]

The RC44 Call for Abstracts for the XIX ISA World Congress in Toronto, 15-21.07.2018

We invite paper proposals to be submitted for the RC44 sessions during the XIX ISA World Congress in Toronto, 15-21.07.2018. The full list of sessions is available on the Congress website: The topics of the RC44 sessions include: International Labour Solidarity in the Americas: Exploring New Research and Developments Labour Movements Under Rekindled Nationalism Academic Labour in Times of Authoritarianism, Violence and Injustice  Assessing the Supranational Strategies of International Read more [...]

Post-Doctoral Fellow School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) Cornell University

The Department of International and Comparative Labor at the ILR School announces a full-time Post-doctoral position for the academic year 2017-2018. The post-doc would teach one course on international and comparative topics in the Spring semester. The post-doc will also work with Professors Sarosh Kuruvilla and Lisa Nishii to evaluate ILR’s Global Scholars program and to develop a new global capstone course for undergraduate students associated with this program. The position will report to Professor Read more [...]

Call for papers – Special themed issue of Education as Change

The special issue of Education as Change entitled "Learning from, in, and with independent community and activist archives: The past in our present and future" and co-edited by Aziz Choudry and Salim Vally invites submissions which explore the diverse ways that communities, activists and social movements not only strive to document their struggles and experiences, but also how they critically engage with these histories,  educate from them, and how this informs today’s struggles for change. Submissions Read more [...]

CfP: Mini-Conference SASE: Transnational Governance of Global Production in a New Era of Information Sharing

Call for Papers: for the Mini-Conference SASE 2017 within the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), 29 June - 1 July 2017, Lyon, France, Mini-Conference Title: Transnational Governance of Global Production in a New Era of Information Sharing: Prospects and Challenges for Labor, Business, and the Environment. Organizers: Nicole Helmerich, Hertie School of Governance, Sigrid Quack, Read more [...]

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2017

The 7th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs. The program is characterized by a varied format comprising lectures, workshops, seminars, and one-to-one consultations. During the summer school, participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own work extensively. Read more [...]