The quest for 'fair globalization' and a 'decent work agenda': Supra-national norms, industrial relations and labour market regulation
Globalisation and the Reconstitution of Normative and Legal Frameworks
The research in this project critically analyses the on-going configuration of global and regional migration regimes within the framework of multilevel global governance. The main objective is to survey international institutional arrangements for core labor standards and migrant workers? rights and to explore their significance for migration management within the 'asymmetric' global governance, as well as their impact on the current trajectory of global and regional political economies. Various studies within the project trace the development of a 'social dimension' of globalization and the articulation of an inclusive, human rights-based policy approach to migration management. The focus is on the ILO?s reformulation of social justice goals in terms of 'decent work' for all workers, including especially those working in the informal economy. The identification of the main multinational, state and non-state actors, their discourses and strategies for the promotion of global social justice, in particular the role of the EU is examined. Since 2010 participants in this project have followed and analysed the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration, related Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and the role of global civil society actors in this process, leading to MIGLINK, a collaborative research project with Ankara University (Turkey) and University of Zacatecas Mexico).
Keywords:Civil society, Labour standards/rights, Migration and development, Globalization, Governance
Likic-Brboric, Branka (2011) 'EU Enlargement, Migration and Asymmetric Citizenship: Political Economy of Inequality and the Demise of the European Social Model?' Globalizations, Special Issue: Migration, Work and Citizenship, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 277-294.
Likic-Brboric, Branka & Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2011) 'Asymmetric Governance, Labour Standards, and Migrants? Rights: A Transatlantic Perspective on Migration, Decent Work, and the Role of Civil Society in Fair Globalisation, Migracion y desarrollo, No. 16 (Accepted).
Likic-Brboric, Branka (2011) 'Globalisation, EU Enlargement and the Challenge of Financial Crisis: East-West Migration and the Search for EU Solidarities?'in G. Lazaridis (ed.) Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe, Farnham: Ashgate (ISBN 978-1-4094-0921-2).
Likic-Brboric, Branka (2010) 'Globalización, ampliación de la uey nuevos anoramas migratorios: desafíos de la economía informal y contingencias para ?el trabajo decente' ('Globalisation, EU Enlargement, New Migratory Landscapes: The Challenge of the Informal Economy and the Contingencies for Decent Work?'), Migracion y desarrollo, No 14, pp. 10
Other Academic Output
Branka Likic-Brboric: 'Irregular Migration, Human Rights and Decent Work: Global Governance Regimes and EU Responses', Presentation, 2007 IMILCO Conference, Istanbul 13-14 December, NewMigra Session
Mediator at the workshop 'The new migration, precarious work and sustainable human resources: A case for the decent work agenda', REMESO, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Linköping University, Sweden, 21 October 2008.
'Migrants and the unequal burdening of toxic risk' paper delivered to the IMILCO Irregular Migration, Informal Economy and Pathways to Decent Work in a Globalising Economy, 4-5 December 2008, Istanbul (with Charles Woolfson).
'Globalisation, EU Enlargement and New Migratory Landscapes: The Challenge of the Informal Economy and Contingencies for Decent Work'seminar to REMESO, June 6, 2008.
Globalisation, EU Enlargement and New Migratory Landscapes: The Challenge of Global Financial Crisis and the Search for EU Solidarities, REMESO Inaugural Symposium 14-15 May 2009, Norrköping
'Globalisation, EU Enlargement and the Challenge of Financial Crisis: East-West Migration and the Search for EU Solidarities?' Presented to the Critical Political Economy Research Network at the 2009 European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference,
University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2-9 September 2009.
'Globalisation, EU Enlargement and the Challenge of Financial Crisis: East-West Migration and the Search for EU Solidarities', Conference, Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe, University of Leicester, 18-19 September 2009
'Globalisation, EU Enlargement and New Migrations: The Challenge of Financial Crisis and the Future of Social Europe', XVIIth World Congress of Sociology, ISA Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-17 July 2010.
'Asymmetric Governance, Decent Work Agenda and Migrants' Rights' (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup) Peoples? Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA, CSD at the GFMD ), Mexico City 2-8 November 2010, and
'Asymmetric Governance, Decent Work Agenda and Migrants' Rights' (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup) REMESO/UNESCO-MOST Workshop, Norrköping, 23 February, 2011.
'Asymmetric Governance, Labour Standards and Migrants' Rights' (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup), Global Civil Society. Shifting Powers in a Shifting Worlds, Uppsala University, April 12-13, 2011
2007 - 2017
FundingFAS/FORTE Research environment funding
REMESO Project LeaderBranka Likic-Brboric, Associate Professor (biträdande professor)
Participants from REMESOCarl-Ulrik Schierup
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