The theme for this year’s conference is “Re-organizing Work”. Dramatic growth and continuing economic, political and social transformation of South Asia has captured the world’s attention. Increasing militarization, inequality, informal and irregular employment, domestic and international migration, contested development policy, and global capital flows, present particular challenges to workers, labour movements, employers and the state. How have these transformations and challenges helped to re-organize work, labour and employment in the region?
This stream will bring together scholars, post-graduate students, practitioners and activists from the fields of employment and industrial relations, human resource management, labour history, economics, sociology and anthropology of work, and related disciplines. Submissions of 5000 words (including references) that look at a full range of topics related to work, labour and employment are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following themes:
Development and work
Gender, ethnicity, religion, class and caste issues
Human Resource Management
Local and global corporations
Special Economic Zones and Export Processing Zones
Papers may be refereed, or non-refereed. Refereed papers are to be submitted between 15 Aug and 15 September 2012. The deadline for non-refereed papers and abstracts (200 words) is 1 December 2012.
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