International & Comparative Labor (ILRIC)Industrial and Labor Relations

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ILRIC 2301

Focuses on the international migration experience through the perspective of migrants themselves, drawing upon first-person accounts, letters and interviews, fiction and nonfiction. Looks at global and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16877ILRIC 2301  SEM 101

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  • This course fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing requirement. Enrollment is restricted to ILR Sophomores and others with permission of the instructor.

ILRIC 2310

How have processes associated with globalization - including increased flows of capital and information, reconfigured patterns of labor migration, privatization and deregulation - affected work in the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16878ILRIC 2310  SEM 101

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  • How have processes associated with globalization ¿ including increased flows of capital and information, reconfigured patterns of labor migration, privatization and deregulation ¿ affected work in the U.S. and internationally? In taking a sociological approach to the problem, we will see that micro-level changes in work must be contextualized in a broader analysis of economic, political, and cultural shifts which have occurred at the regional, national, and transnational levels. In particular, we will investigate the varying experiences of different social groups, and how they have each fared with the increased precarity and demands for flexibility that are the hallmarks of new work regimes emerging under globalization.

ILRIC 2350

Provides an introduction to how globalization is changing the nature of work, labor, and capital. It examines both contemporary and historical debates about globalization, but also covers a number ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15368ILRIC 2350  LEC 001

    • MWIves Hall 115
    • Boyer, G

      Compa, L

      Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

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ILRIC 3210

This post-field work course provides students who have participated in field study, service-learning, research or study abroad a forum for critical reflection on leadership, community-driven ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ALS 3210

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 15891ILRIC 3210  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Student must have undertaken study abroad, fieldwork, research, internship or community engaged service-learning (in the US or in another country) OR have been previously enrolled in ALS 3200 /ILRIC 3200.

ILRIC 3375

This course focuses on the evolution, current trajectories and new ideas of methods to improve labor standards in global supply chains.  Taking a global value chains perspective, we will first trace the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17238ILRIC 3375  LEC 001

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  • This course focuses on the evolution, current trajectories and new ideas of methods to improve labor standards in global supply chains. Taking a global value chains perspective, we will first trace the early history of consumer activism that has resulted in the burgeoning of corporate codes of conduct regarding labor practices in a variety of different industries. We will examine current approaches and their effectiveness, critically evaluate monitoring approaches and explore alternative and new strategies to address global labor practices by corporations, suppliers, sourcers and others. In particular a goal of the class is to present the often contradicting views of multiple stakeholders, representatives of whom will be invited to speak to the class. Thus, we will have speakers from global corporations, critical NGOs, Unions, Monitoring Firms, and others. The course will end with an evaluation of current and innovative approaches in this area, such as the Accord and Alliance in Bangladesh, the Designated Supplier Program and new approaches that involve the inclusion of human rights in global supply chains.

ILRIC 3540

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19145ILRIC 3540  LEC 001

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ILRIC 3547

Do you want to learn the discussion-based case method as taught at the Harvard Business School? Do you want to learn how to write a long research paper? Do you not want to take a final examination? If ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3547GOVT 3547NBA 5050

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16602ILRIC 3547  LEC 001

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  • 16690ILRIC 3547  DIS 201

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  • 16691ILRIC 3547  DIS 202

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  • 16692ILRIC 3547  DIS 203

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  • 16693ILRIC 3547  DIS 204

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  • 16694ILRIC 3547  DIS 205

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  • 16695ILRIC 3547  DIS 206

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ILRIC 4311

Examines the historical development of labor movements in Latin America, their role in national political and economic development, and the impact of economic liberalization, authoritarianism, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 6310LATA 6310

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16879ILRIC 4311  LEC 001

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ILRIC 4313

Explores the important role of the labor movement and other social movements, both in the U.S. and internationally, in the effort to build a low-carbon, sustainable society. The course will examine the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 6013

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18481ILRIC 4313  LEC 001

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ILRIC 4314

After an introduction to the Israeli economy and society as a "startup nation" but also European co-operation and welfare state model, the course will discuss the following special topics comparing the ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRIC 6014

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15930ILRIC 4314  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 116
    • Oct 12 - Dec 4, 2015
    • Adler, S

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ILRIC 4325

Examines the history of and contemporary change in the institutions underpinning the "European Social Model."  Europe has long been known for its strong labor unions and social regulation of labor markets. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 6325

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17240ILRIC 4325  LEC 001

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ILRIC 4333

Examines the laws governing employment and labor relations in comparative perspective. It covers examples of employment and labor law systems of countries from a number of different regions of the world ... view course details

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  • 16882ILRIC 4333  LEC 001

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ILRIC 4344

Examines labor rights and labor standards in a world economy regulated by bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, in a context of sharp competition among countries and firms. Readings and discussions ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 6344

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16885ILRIC 4344  LEC 001

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ILRIC 4360

Globalization is having an increasingly significant impact on international disability policy. This course will provide students an introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15600ILRIC 4360  LEC 001

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ILRIC 4375

A comparative introduction to two of the worlds largest economies and societies, with a focus on changing economic development strategies, transformations in employment relations policies and practices, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 6375

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16887ILRIC 4375  LEC 001

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ILRIC 6013

Explores the important role of the labor movement and other social movements, both in the U.S. and internationally, in the effort to build a low-carbon, sustainable society. The course will examine the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRIC 4313

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18482ILRIC 6013  LEC 001

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ILRIC 6014

After an introduction to the Israeli economy and society as a "startup nation" but also European co-operation and welfare state model, the course will discuss the following special topics comparing the ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRIC 4314

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15931ILRIC 6014  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 116
    • Oct 12 - Dec 4, 2015
    • Adler, S

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ILRIC 6310

Examines the historical development of labor movements in Latin America, their role in national political and economic development, and the impact of economic liberalization, authoritarianism, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRIC 4311LATA 6310

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18004ILRIC 6310  LEC 001

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ILRIC 6325

Examines the history of and contemporary change in the institutions underpinning the "European Social Model."  Europe has long been known for its strong labor unions and social regulation of labor markets. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRIC 4325

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17241ILRIC 6325  LEC 001

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  • This course focuses on distinctive features of the 'European social model' -- theory/history on why traditional institutions (encompassing bargaining, etc.) were established in the past -- discussion of different institutional models within Europe -- and how/why these are changing. Classes would include overview of competing theories; national case studies; discussion of the impact of EU social/market policies.

ILRIC 6333

Examines the laws governing employment and labor relations in comparative perspective. It covers examples of employment and labor law systems of countries from a number of different regions of the world ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 4333LAW 6333

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16881ILRIC 6333  LEC 001

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ILRIC 6344

Examines labor rights and labor standards in a world economy regulated by bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, in a context of sharp competition among countries and firms. Readings and discussions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRIC 4344

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16886ILRIC 6344  LEC 001

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ILRIC 6375

A comparative introduction to two of the worlds largest economies and societies, with a focus on changing economic development strategies, transformations in employment relations policies and practices, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRIC 4375

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16890ILRIC 6375  LEC 001

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