Call for Papers – The Future of Work: Democracy, Development and the Role of Labour, Campinas, Brazil, 7 – 9 August, 2018. The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2018.

The Global Labour University (GLU) is pleased to announce a call for the 2018 Conference on “Future of Work: Democracy, Development, and the Role of Labour”. The current global conditions of rising conservative forces, the spectre of unemployment and precarization of work, due to technological change and global restructuring processes, pose enormous challenges to academics, unionists and social organizations concerned with the future of work, democracy and less asymmetrical development. The Conference will take place from August 7 to 9 August 2018 in Brazil. The first day of the Conference will take place in São Paulo city where the Central…

CODESRIA 2017 Gender Institute: Feminist Scholarship, Universities and Social Transformation in Africa

Application Deadline: 15 March 2018 Date: 14-25 May 2018 Venue: Dakar, Senegal The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, invites applications from academics and researchers from African universities and research centers to participate in the 2017 session of the Gender institute, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal from May 14-25, 2018. Over the last two decades, CODESRIA has convened an annual gender institute to fortify efforts at integrating gender research and scholarship into the mainstream of social science in Africa. The overall objective of the gender institute continues to be to contribute to a…

Call for Papers for the Japanese Political Economy Journal

The Japanese Political Economy has now been rejuvenated and renewed with a new Editor, new Co-editors and new international Editorial Board. It continues Japanese Economic Studies; a leading journal published continuously since 1972. From 1997 to 2013, the journal was known as Japanese Economy. The Japanese Political Economy seeks to publish a wide range of scholarship that draws from multiple theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives. The journal will be a resource for scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners who seek to better understand the contemporary and historical, transnational and internal processes of social and economic change in Japan, Asia and the…

Free Massive Open Online Course on Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy

Billons of workers around the world have no regular income or do not even earn a wage sufficient to live a decent life. Wages for many workers have been stagnant and most economic gains have gone to the top of the income pyramid. Why do income inequalities continue to increase in so many countries? What role can collective bargaining and minimum wages play in reducing social and economic inequalities? What constitutes a fair wage? Join this new Online Course to learn and discuss these and many other questions with experts from universities, the International Labour Organisation and the international trade union movement. You can watch the course trailer and enrol…

Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker awarded Grand Fukuoka Prize

  Thai economist Pasuk Phongpaichit and her husband British historian Chris Baker on Thursday received the Grand Prize of the 2017 Fukuoka Prize, an award established by the City of Fukuoka to foster and increase awareness regarding the value of Asian cultures. It was the first time the prize has been awarded to two laureates. The presentation ceremony which took place at Acros Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall in Japan was attended by His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino, the second son of Japan's emperor Akihito, his wife Princess Kiko and the mayor of Fukuoka City, Takashima Soichiro. Other local and international…

GLU South Africa / WITS – Applications OPEN for 2018!

Masters Programme "Labour and Development, Economic Policy, Globalisation and Labour" In January 2007 the GLU Masters programme with a focus on Labour and Development started at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa. Entry Requirement Masters Entry Requirements BA Honours or reasonable grounds in terms of union and research experience to be RPL'd 7 years plus union / Labour Support Organisation experience research or policy experience in the union / Labour Support Organisation union / Labour Support Organisation endorsement CV sample of written work marks in previous studies should be at least 65% average research proposal formal, written…

Prof. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Dr. Chris Baker win Fukuoka Grand Prize

Grand Prize 2017 [28th] Pasuk PHONGPAICHIT & Chris BAKER Economist [ Professor of Economics, Chulalongkorn University ] Thailand / Economics Born February 11 1946 (aged 71) Historian [ Independent scholar ] U.K. / History Born January 3 1948 (aged 69) Prof. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Dr. Chris Baker are the worthy recipients of the Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Prize, because of their multidisciplinary and comprehensive analysis of the social changes which Thailand has experienced since the period of rapid economic growth in the 1980s, an analysis based on a combination of Western and Eastern intellectual approaches, and of methodologies from…

Call for Papers for Summer School – 2018 Theme: Global Agricultural Value Networks and Contract Farming in the Contemporary Global South

15 – 19 January 2018, Harare Introduction The main theme of the forthcoming Summer School 2018 extends the primary concerns of the Summer School 2017, which explored the diversity of labour questions in the Global South, to focus primarily on the countryside and, in particular, the functioning of corporate and contract farming, and the associated global agricultural value networks (GAVNs). There will also be a secondary focus on the extractive industries and associated value networks which often operate alongside agriculture. The ascendency of the so-called Global Commodity Chains (GCCs)/Global Value Chains (GVCs)/Global Supply Chains (GSCs)/Global Production Networks (GPNs) in the…

Call for Application: African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics Johannesburg, South Africa, 4-15 September 2017

Applications are invited for the eleventh edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) 2017 that will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 4th to the 15th of September 2017. APORDE is a high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policy-making. The course is run for two weeks and consists of lectures and seminars taught by leading international and African economists. This call is directed at talented African, Asian and Latin American economists, policy makers, academics and civil society activists who, if selected, will be fully funded to participate…

Final Call: Revolutions conference organised by the Geopolitical Economy Research Group, September 29-October 1, 2017, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

In the 100th anniversary year of the Russian Revolutions, the conference focuses on the theme of revolutions, including their widespread and widely varying causes, contexts, conditions and consequences. It will feature keynote addresses from four very accomplished speakers whose work is representative of the diverse features and geographies of revolutions past and present: Julia Buxton of the Central European University; Ruslan Dzarasov of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Domenico Losurdo of the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, and Gong Yun of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The conference will benefit greatly from the contributions of these scholars, as well as from the generous support of…