Centre for Comparative Labour Studies

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

***

papers from

THE ESRC LABOUR STUDIES SEMINARS

27th November 1998: Reinventing the State
28
th and 29th March 2000: The State and Labour

***

held at

Centre for Comparative Labour Studies
Department of Sociology
University of Warwick

***

jointly organised by

Centre for Comparative Labour Studies
University of Warwick

International Labour Studies Centre
University of Manchester

Department of Sociology
University of Liverpool



Reinventing the State
(Friday 27
th November 1998)

Time

Topic

Speakers

Title of Paper

11.30-1.00 Workfare and Welfare Jamie Peck,
University of Manchester
Making Space for Welfare-to-Work: assessing the prospects for Labour’s New Deal
    Norman Ginsburg, University of North London The Post-Classical Welfare State: Comparing Thatcherism and New Labour
2.00-4.30 Changing Forms of Bargaining and Trade Unionism Damian Grimshaw, UMIST National Systems of Public Sector Pay: Implications for "welfare outcomes" and economic stability
    Anne Munro and Helen Rainbird, Nene University College In Partnership with the Government?: the Case of UNISON education
    Bob Carter and Gavin Poynter, University of Leicester and University of East London
Unions in a Changing Climate: MSF and UNISON Experiences in the New Public Sector



The State and Labour
(Tuesday 28
th and Wednesday 29th March 2000)

Time

Topic

Speakers

Title of Paper

Tuesday
1.30 -4.00
What Sort of ‘New Deal’?
Assessing the Implications
of Welfare to Work Policies
Dan Finn,
University of Portsmouth
Modernisation or Workfare?
New Labour's Work-Based Welfare State
    Anne Gray, South Bank University "We Want Good Jobs and More Pay": The New Dealers Who Still Have No Jobs
    Heather Trickey and Ivar Lødemel, University of Loughborough and University of Oslo Workfare in International Perspective: Accommodating to Heterogeneity
    Henk Spies Utrecht University (to be confirmed) The Unintended Consequences of Compulsory Social Policies: Marginalising Effects of the Dutch Jobseekers Employment Act
4.30-6.30 What has Become of Working for the State: Commercialisation, Privatisation and Beyond Gavin Poynter University of East London "Thank You for Calling" The New Ideology of Work in the Service Economy
    Peter Fairbrother University of Cardiff The Changing State and Implications for Trade Unions
    Steve Bach University of Warwick Health Sector Reform, State Policy and Industrial Relations: Britain in Comparative Perspective
Wednesday
9.30-11.30
The Political Economy of New Labour David Coates and Colin Hay, Wake Forest University USA, and University of Birmingham Home and Away? The Political Economy of New Labour in Office
    Peter Burnham University of Warwick The Politics of Depoliticisation: the State’s Regulation of Accumulation in the Britain in the 1990s
    Mark Gilman and Jim Arrowsmith University of Warwick
Modernising the workplace? Labour’s Employee Relations Agenda