Scaling Up? Transnational Labour Organising in Globalised Production

JEP Special Issue Presentation with Karin Fischer, C3 Vienna.

Cover JEP 38, 2-3

Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, Special Issue-Presentation: Scaling Up? Transnational Labour Organising in Globalised Production

Date: Wednesday, 23. November 2022, 18.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Location: Centrum C3, Alois Wagner Saal, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Wien

Globalisation has led to globally interconnected production structures and the spread of global value chains. Globalised production not only influences economic development prospects, but also working conditions and wages as well as workers’ power and struggles. This special issue is dedicated to labour organising in the context of globalised production. Jeroen Merk, leading scholar on questions of transnational labour organising, presents opportunities and challenges of the scaling up of labour activism, focusing on the global apparel and footwear sectors.  Comments are provided by Kruskaya Hidalgo Cordero, Madhumita Dutta and Luke Sinwell on the background of their own contributions in the issue covering experiences of union and non-union actors from different sectors and world regions.

  • Speaker: Jeroen Merk (independent researcher)
  • Comments: Kruskaya Hidalgo Cordero (London School of Economics and Political Science), Madhumita Dutta (The Ohio State University) and Luke Sinwell (University of Johannesburg)
  • Presentation of issue: Cornelia Staritz (University of Vienna)
  • Chair: Karin Fischer (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

JEP Special Issue: Scaling Up? Transnational Labour Organising in Globalised Production, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster, edited by Karin Fischer, Signe Moe und Cornelia Staritz, JEP – Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, 38, 2/3 (2022).


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18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

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Centrum C3, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Wien


Mattersburger Kreis, Institut für Soziologie - Arbeitsbereich Globale Soziologie und Entwicklungsforschung