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Irregular Migration, Informal Economy and Pathways to Decent Work in a Globalising Economy

Armada Hotel, Istanbul
4-5 December 2008

Programme and abstracts


Day 1

9.30 Welcome from Professor Carl-Ulrik Schierup and participants introduction
10.00-11.30 Session 1. Case studies of labour informalisation
(Facilitator: Anders Neergaard)

1.Silence for Wages? The Informal Economy, EU Accession and Immigrant Labour in Turkey, Saime Ozcurumez and Deniz Yetkin, Department of Political Science, Bilkent University, Turkey.

2. Informal work: a return to the past, Ubaldo Martínez Veiga, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid

3. Swedish taxi industry - Deregulation, Recommodification, Ethnification and Informalization, Zoran Slavnic, REMESO, Institute for Research on Migration, Economy and Society, Linkoping University

11.30-12.00 Coffee
12.00 – 13.00 Session 1 contd. Case studies of labour informalisation
(Facilitator: Senay Gokbayrak)

4. Work-related accidents and migration. The Italian case: an anomaly or a trend? Giovanna Campani, University of Florence, Italy

5. Risk, Regulation and Responsibility: Migrants and the unequal burdening of ‘toxic’ risk, Charles Woolfson and Branka Likic-Brboric, REMESO, Institute for Research on Migration, Economy and Society, Linköping University, Sweden

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Session 2. Trade unions and decent work
(Facilitator: Branka Likic-Brboric)

6. Working class formation and the crisis of trade union movement in Turkey, Metin Özuğurlu, Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University, Turkey

7. Trade Unions and Irregular Migrant Work: The Case of Turkey, Şenay Gökbayrak, Engin Sezgin, Oğuz Topak, Seyhan Erdoğdu, Ankara University, Turkey

8. The Unauthorized Migrants in the Swedish Construction Sector – a Study in the Policy of Deportation 1990–2004, Denis Frank, Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden

15.30 Coffee
16.00–17.15 Session 2 contd. Trade unions and decent work
(Facilitator: Seyhan Erdogu)

9. The informal economy, irregular employment and the Irish trade union movement, Mary Hyland, Dublin City University, Ireland

10. Globalisation, migration and decent work: global issues and perspectives, Ronaldo Munck, Dublin City University, Ireland


Day 2

9.30–11.00 Session 3. Regulatory, normative and legal dimensions
(Facilitator: Mats Essemyr)

11. State duties to irregular migrants: The moral relevance of political power and the principle of non-domination, Marit Hovdal Moan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Philosophy Department, Trondheim, Norway

12. Undocumented Workers: The relationship between status and rights, Sonia McKay, Working Lives Research Institute, University of Westminster, London

13. Democratic (Govern)mentality: Movement Ideals and National Imaginations in Sweden, Magnus Dahlstedt, REMESO, Institute for Research on Migration, Economy and Society, Linköping University

11.00 Coffee
11.30-13.00 Session 3 contd. Regulatory, normative and legal dimensions
(Facilitator: Alexandra Ålund)

14. The Tipping Point for the European Social Model? Sam Haaglund, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers Trade Unions.

15. The Illusion of Control: immigration and the labour market, Bridget Anderson, The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, UK

Concluding remarks
13.00 Lunch and departure

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