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Corso di laurea in MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND LABOUR STUDIES (MLS) Classe LM-62 Enrolled from 2014/2015 academic year - Laurea Magistrale - COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS - 2018/2019

Insegnamento obbligatorio
Anno di corso2s
Periodo di svolgimentosecondo trimestre
Settori scientifico disciplinari
  • SPS/09 - Sociologia dei processi economici e del lavoro
Crediti (CFU) obbligatori6
Crediti (CFU) facoltativi-

Informazioni generali

Lingua dell'insegnamento: English.

Metodi didattici: Lectures, discussions in plenary sessions and in small groups, presentatios of papers by groups of students.

Programma di studio

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.

Programma per non frequentanti: 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.

Short course description english flag

The course on Comparative Employment Relations (6 ECTS) provides an advanced - although concise - introduction to the broad field of employment and industrial relations in a comparative perspective. By employment and industrial relations we mean any kind of interaction between employers, workers, their collective organisations and the state, as well as other national or supranational institutions, aimed at dealing with and regulating all aspects of the employment relationship in contemporary societies.

It is articulated in two modules, each corresponding to 3 ECTS.

Topics will include:
- studying industrial relations comparatively;
- an introductory scheme: context, actors, methods, rules;
- patterns of industrial relations in different European and non-European countries;
- industrial relations in a multi-level perspective;
- European integration and the development of IR at the European level;
- multinational companies and the development of supranational/international levels of industrial relations
- problems and challenges in the regulation of labour and employment that emerging cross.nationally in the gobalized economy
- The future of labour relations and collective bargaining as methods of regulatiing the employment relationship.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: 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).

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici per non frequentanti: 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.

Modalità di esame, prerequisiti, esami propedeutici

Esame in un'unica volta o suddiviso in partiunico
Modalità di accertamento conoscenzeEsame
Giudiziovoto verbalizzato in trentesimi

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.

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame per non frequentanti Attendance is the rule.
Exceptions have to be discussed preliminarily with the teacher that will prepare alternative programmes on an ad hoc basis.

Organizzazione della didattica

Settori e relativi crediti

  • Settore: SPS/09 - Sociologia dei processi economici e del lavoro - Crediti: 6
Attività didattiche previste

Lezioni: 40 ore

Ricevimento Docenti

Orario di ricevimento Docenti
DocenteOrario di ricevimentoLuogo di ricevimento
IDA REGALIA , responsabile dell'insegnamentoMercoledì h. 11.30-12.30 e h. 14.30-15.30Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche - Stanza 11 secondo piano (lato via Conservatorio)

Avvertenze e altre informazioni

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.