28 Oct 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building


Negotiating law and work: Enabler or barrier to entry?

The first seminar (14.10.15) launches the programme with an interdisciplinary perspective on the role of law, reflecting on the ways in which it can facilitate but equally prohibit entry into the labour market. The discussion will consider the implications of marking individuals as ‘illegal’, together with the role of the law in regulating informal and/or casual labour particularly within the context of an increasingly fragmented labour market.

Dialogue/Reading Group

The readings for the session ‘Negotiating Law and Work’ on 28th October are as follows:

Williams, C., Nadin, S., Rodgers, P., Round, J., and Windebank, J. 2011. ‘Mapping the social organisation of labour in Moscow: beyond the formal/informal dualism’ Sociological Research Online 16 (1). Available at: http://www.socresonline.org.uk/16/1/13.html. Please email Lizzie (lizzie.richardson@geog.cam.ac.uk) if you have difficulty accessing this material.

Ludlow, A. 2015. ‘Using ethnographic methods to explore labour law’ in (eds.) Ludlow, A. and Blackham, A. New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research Oxford: Hart. pp. 93- 106. Please email Lizzie (lizzie.richardson@geog.cam.ac.uk) if you need access to an electronic copy of this.

The event will also include short presentations by early career researchers discussing works in progress in relation to this theme.


Open to all.  No registration required
Part of the Rethinking Work Research Group Seminar Series

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