Konnevesi workshop

Marketization and Neoliberal Restructuring in Europe

Held on 22-24 September 2014 in Konnevesi, Finland.

The seminar was about the process of marketization and neo-liberal restricting in Europe, focusing in particular on the variety of ways in which institutions and individual behaviors are changed and influenced to comply with market norms. A number of research project groups were invited to present their findings on this topic. Links to their papers and presentations can be found on this page.

Workshop Sessions

Monday 22 September 2014

Symposium 1. Markets and the Challenge of Solidarity

Lisa Berntsen (University of Jyväskylä) – Strategic acceptance and mobility: on the agency of migrant construction workers.
Charles Umney (University of Greenwich) – The structuring of the labour market for jazz musicians in London and Paris. The presentation is also available.
Discussant: Magdalena Bernaciak (European Trade Union Institute).

Symposium 2. Worker Subjectivity and Economic Strategies

Barbara Samaluk (University of Greenwich) – Transnational labor intermediaries and the extraction of value.
Markku Sippola (University of Jyväskylä) – The awkward choices facing the Baltic worker: exit or loyalty.
Erka Caro & Laura Mankki (University of Jyväskylä) – Gender roles in worker subjectivity.
Discussant: Ahu Tatli (Queen Mary University of London).

Symposium 3. Outsourcing Citizenship and Democracy
Marja Keränen (University of Jyväskylä) – Democracy audits.
Ian Greer, Graham Symon, and Lisa Schulte (University of Greenwich) – Marketization of welfare to work services.
Discussant: Elisabeth Berg (Luleå Technical University).

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Symposium 4. Labor Market Segmentation

Virginia Doellgast (London School of Economics) – Subcontracting, outsourcing and industrial relations.
Sonila Danaj (University of Jyväskylä) – Mobilization by posted migrants in the UK.
Kairit Kall – Adopting the new employment contracts act in Estonia from security through flexicurity to flexibility.
Discussant: Ulrich Brinkmann (University of Trier).

Symposium 5. The Politics of Neoliberalization

Lefteris Kretsos (University of Greenwich) – Neoliberal restructuring and primitive accumulation in Greece.
Ines Wagner (University of Jyväskylä) – The political economy of borders in a borderless European labour market.
Discussant: Andreas Bieler (University of Nottingham)

Symposium 6. Marketization and the State

Nathan Lillie (University of Jyväskylä) – Industrial citizenship, cosmopolitanism and European integration.
Kari Kuluvaara (University of Jyväskylä) – The third spirit of capitalism and managerialism as an ideology of new governance.
Discussant: Ulla Liukkunen (University of Helsinki).

Related Research Projects

Transnational Work and the Evolution of Sovereignty, European Research Consortium Grant# TWES 263782, (University of Jyväskylä), Principle Investigator: Nathan Lillie, Group members: Ines Wagner, Lisa Berntsen, Sonila Danaj.

Industrial Citizenship and Labour Mobility in the European Union, (University of Jyväskylä), Academy of Finland, Principle Investigator: Nathan Lillie, Group members: Markku Sippola, Erka Caro, Laura Mankki.

Superdemocracy: A Critical Assessment of the Participative Turn, (University of Jyväskylä), Academy of Finland, Principle Investigator: Marja Keränen, Group members: Pertti Lappalainen, Tapio Litmanen and Lauri Siisiäinen.

The Effects of Marketization on Society, the Case of Europe, European Research Council Grant TEMS 313613 (Greenwich University), Principal investigator: Ian Greer, Group members: Lefteris Kretsos, Maria Mantynen, Barbara Samaluk, Charles Umney.

Marketization in Employment Services in European Comparison, MESEC, Hans-Boeckler Foundation (Greenwich, Duisburg, and Aalborg), Principal investigators: Ian Greer, Matthias Knuth, and Flemming Larsen, Group members: Lisa Schulte, Graham Symon, Karen Breidahl, Johannes Kirsch.

Organizational Restructuring and Employment Outcomes in the European Telecommunications Industry, Economic and Social Research Council (London School of Economics), Principal investigator: Virginia Doellgast, Group members: Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt, Chiara Benassi.

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