Cerca insegnamenti o docenti



Labour Markets and Globalization - programma
Labour markets and globalization - programma

Stampa questa pagina

RENATA SEMENZA , responsabile dell'insegnamento

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

Obiettivi: The course of sociology of work provides a comparative analysis of the core issues in the labour market of contemporary capitalism. The approach will privilege globalization as a process unifying national labour markets.
Students who attend the course will be able to:
-Develop a conceptual framework for thinking about the main structural changes occurring in the economy, such as the growing role of the service sector, and to show how these concepts are implemented in a variety of contexts -Identify the main concepts and tools in labour market analysis from the socio-economic perspective, following the internal/external and occupational labour market models -Explore a selection of current research topics relevant to the understanding of the globalization process. Delocalization, outsourcing and modularization of production and services are among them.
- Develop a comprehensive overview of the current international division of labour, the migration processes and the new forms of labour market segmentation -Familiarize with statistical sources and international databases on employment and labour market conditions The course is based on the collective discussion of selected papers and case studies; exercises on the international databases

Lingua dell'insegnamento: English

Metodi didattici: The teaching approach is based on the international comparison, national case studies and critical discussion on the emerging challenges, dilemmas and policy implications. The course is based also on exercises on the international database

Programma di studio

Programma: From the socio-economic perspective, the course deals with the main labour market theories and trends. It will consider - the decline in the employment-to-population rate, -the changing pattern in production (service sector), -the instability/ precarization of labour (nonstandard and informal work), -the declining wage shares and growing wage inequality; -the internationalization of the production process (importance of multinational companies); -the international migrations. After a general introduction on the meaning and definition of labour market changes in the contemporary society, the course will consider the globalization’s effects on labour market, deepening specific issues, mainly related to the occupational structure and the quality of work.The approach will privilege globalization as a process unifying national labour markets. The first part aims at providing the basic tools for socio-economic understanding of globalization process and its effects on labour markets.The basic literature on global economy will be reviewed looking at topics such as the international division of labour and the global value chain. The second part completes the first one, looking more in depth several criticall topics such as workers mobility, vulnerable employment, gender disparity, low-wage-work. The course will include a module concerning methods, use of labour indicators and statistical data set on international employment and labour markets.
The teaching approach is based on the international comparison, national case studies and critical discussion on the emerging challenges, dilemmas and policy implications.

Programma per non frequentanti: From the socio-economic perspective, the course deals with the main labour market theories and trends. The course will consider the globalization’s effects on labour market, deepening specific issues, mainly related to the occupational structure and the quality of work. The approach will privilege globalization as a process unifying national labour markets.

Short course description english flag

From the socio-economic perspective, the course deals with the main labour market theories and trends. It will consider - the decline in the employment-to-population rate, -the changing pattern in production (service sector), -the instability/ precarization of labour (nonstandard and informal work), -the declining wage shares and growing wage inequality; -the internationalization of the production process (importance of multinational companies); -the international migrations. After a general introduction on the meaning and definition of labour market changes in the contemporary society, the course will consider the globalization’s effects on labour market, deepening specific issues, mainly related to the occupational structure and the quality of work. The teaching approach is based on the international comparison, national case studies and critical discussion on the challenges and policy implications. The course will include a part concerning methods, use of labour indicators and statistical data set on international employment and labour markets.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: Therborn G. (2011) The World: A Beginner's Guide, Cambridge Polity Press;
Gereffi G. (2010) The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Development in Smelser-Swedberg (edited by) Handbook of Economic Sociology, Princeton University Press;
Berger S. (2005) How we compete: what companies around the world are doing to make it in today's global economy, NY, Doubleday;
Williams S., Bradley H., Devadason R., Erickson M. (2013) Globalization and Work, Cambridge: Polity.

Additional papers and readings will be added during the course.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici per non frequentanti:
Therborn G. (2011) The World: A Beginner's Guide, Cambridge Polity Press; (selection of chapters)
Gereffi G. (2010) The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Development in Smelser-Swedberg (edited by) Handbook of Economic Sociology, Princeton University Press;
Fevre R. (1992) The Sociology of Labour Markets, Harvester Whehastehaf

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 Assessment
Oral presentations, participation, final written test

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame per non frequentanti Assessment:
written test

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
RENATA SEMENZA , responsabile dell'insegnamentoMartedì dalle ore 9.30 alle ore 12.30. Posticipato da martedì 19 a mercoledì 20 febbraio stessa ora.Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche -