Globalisation and the Political Economy Labour

Sungmin Rho

MINT128 | Autumn | 6 ECTS

This course examines the politics of labour in the era of globalisation. It starts with an overview of the new issues that globalisation have raised (or are assumed to) in developing and developed states. As a result of deeper international interdependence, some workers in the world enjoy better opportunities, while others burden more risks; some countries provide better welfare protection for workers, while others undermine existing institutions that could minimize risks and uncertainties. Why do we see different outcomes at the societal level? What kinds of policies one might need in order to improve labor rights and distribute resources more equally?