Plenary sessions
Plenary 1

Public or Private, Nation-State or Beyond? Regulating Work in a Global Era

What is the impact of the transformation and internationalization of the production of goods and services on the regulation of work and employment? What is the scope for distinctive policy approaches at national and even local levels? Are there still national models? What forms of transnational work regulation are emerging and how do they interact with national sources of regulation? Is labour policy to be driven and implemented by state or other actors? In other words, public or private, locality or nation state or beyond, at what levels will the regulation of work in a global era take place?

Clip 1: Gilles TRUDEAU, J. CHAREST, G. MURRAY (UdeM)
[FR - 25:29] Powerpoint
Clip 2: Gerhard BOSCH (IAQ, University Duisburg-Essen) [ENG - 22:35]
Clip 3: Isabelle DAUGAREILH (Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV) [FR - 19:39]

Plenary 2

What are Public Policies on Work for Anyway?

Why public policies on Work? What are the competing policy narratives and why? What are the objectives with regard to workers, labour markets and society as a whole? Is there a "war of the models"? What are the links between living standards, decent work, flexibility, productivity and equity and efficiency? Is there a "business case" for social protection and state intervention on work and employment? Is there a "social case" for labour policy? Should there and can there be global labour standards? What are the links between policies on work and employment and other economic and social policies?

Clip 1: Ron McCALLUM (University of Sydney) [ENG - 15:38]
Clip 2: Judith MAXWELL (Fondatrice, RCRPP) [ENG - 18:23]
Clip 3: Richard FREEMAN (Harvard University) [ENG - 28:54]
Clip 4: Adelle BLACKETT (Université McGill) [ENG - 19:06]
Clip 5: Questions [11:00]

Plenary 3

Public Policies for Whom?

Who are the beneficiaries of public policies and how can these policies reach them? How do market and social transformations change the way we think about the design of policies? Is employment still the right platform for social and labour policies? Should public policies for work be focused on employees or should they be directed at broader categories of workers and citizens? Are there differences between men and women in policy design? How should atypical and more vulnerable workers be taken into account? Do new economy and technology workers break the mould? What is the future of universal policies for work and employment? Does one size fit all? Should we aim for more sector-based or custom-designed policies for the workplace? Should they be delivered to individuals or collectivities? Does industrial citizenship still mean something today? Does our policy framework give voice to collective actors about their lives at work? Should it be changed to do so?

Clip 1: Judy FUDGE (University of Victoria)
[ENG - 17:12]
Clip 2: Guylaine VALLÉE (Université de Montréal)
[FR - 24:34]
Clip 3: Michael J. PIORE (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
[ENG - 19:00]
Clip 4: Questions

Plenary 4

Which Policies? Imagining Policies for the Future

Focusing on substantive policy areas (minimum standards, fundamental rights and dignity at work, work and life courses, development of human capital and training, etc.) and their modes of implementation, what are the policies for the future and how should they be implemented? How should policies in these areas respond to new social and economic challenges? What is the scope and content for legislated norms and how are they to be applied? What is the role of labour market actors in ensuring that policies are implemented and effective? What is the architecture of the links between different types and levels of work regulation?

Clip 1: Barbara POCOCK (University of South Australia)
[ENG - 20:09] Powerpoint
Clip 2: Jean CHAREST (Université de Montréal) [FR - 25:30] Powerpoint
Clip 3: Harry ARTHURS (York University) [ENG - 18:31|
Clip 4: Questions

Plenary 5

Research Perspectives

What are the core issues for research on public policies for work and employment? Are there larger social science questions that researching public policies on work and employment can help us to address? What should be the research priorities for studying public policies on work and employment? What theoretical and methodological challenges need to be taken into account in developing this research agenda?

Clip 1: David PEETZ (Griffith University) [ENG - 18:08] Powerpoint
Clip 2: Gerry RODGERS (IIES, OIT) [ENG - 16:55] Powerpoint
Clip 3: Marie-Ange MOREAU (Institut universitaire européen) [FR - 15:24]
Clip 4: Jody HEYMANN (Université McGill)
[ENG - 15:11] Powerpoint
Clip 5: Gregor MURRAY (Université de Montréal)
[ENG - 18:57] Powerpoint
Clip 6: Questions