Globalisation and the Reconstitution of Normative and Legal Frameworks

Changed rules, globalisation, flexibilisation and labour

This stream addresses policy challenges brought about by the globalisation, EU enlargement, changing governance of migration and related flexibilization of labour markets and the consequential implications for labour standards. It examines regulatory and normative discourses of migration management at one level, and the empirical and policy outcomes of processes of globalization on the European labour market on the other. In the context of the new peripheries of Europe, both in the former communist countries now within the EU and those on its doorstep, of particular interest is the development of inclusive agendas that promote labour rights and collective forms of representation at workplace level thus securing decent work.