International & Comparative Labor (ILRIC)Industrial and Labor Relations

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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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13961ILRIC 2350  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Batt, R

      Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 2390

The Arab uprisings of 2010/2011 brought renewed attention to the power of ordinary citizens to collectively overthrow their governments. This course introduces theories of collective action, resistance, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17523ILRIC 2390  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bishara, D

  • The Arab uprisings of 2010/2011 brought renewed attention to the power of ordinary citizens to collectively overthrow their governments. This course introduces theories of collective action, resistance, protest, and revolutions. It addresses the following questions: How do aggrieved citizens make claims against their governments, especially in non-democratic contexts? When and why do people act collectively to make those claims? How do governments respond to various forms of protest? What constitutes a revolution? Why do some succeed and others fail? We pay particular attention to different forms of workers’ mobilization and to the role of labor and other social classes in revolutions. Cases will be drawn from around the world, including the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing Requirement. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores or others with permission who have not satisfied their ILR Advanced Writing Requirement.

ILRIC 3375

This course focuses on the evolution, current trajectories, and methods to improve labor practices in global supply chains. We will examine the key issue of why, after 25 years of corporate efforts and ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 5375

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17685ILRIC 3375  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 3380

The course will be thoroughly comparative in order to highlight both the specificity of each country as well as more generalizable dynamics of 21st century development. It will be divided into a number ... view course details

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  • 17687ILRIC 3380  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 4325

This course examines the past and future of the "European Social Model."  Europe has long been known for its strong labor unions and social regulation of labor markets. We will ask to what extent these ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 6325

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17683ILRIC 4325  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Doellgast, V

ILRIC 4337

This course introduces students to the history, evolution and trajectory of state-labor relations, labor activism, and the politics of unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As the region ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 6337NES 4337NES 6337

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17716ILRIC 4337  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bishara, D

  • This course introduces students to the history, evolution and trajectory of state-labor relations, labor activism, and the politics of unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As the region with the highest concentration of non-democratic regimes in the world, the MENA provides a rich context for examining state efforts to control interest representation, and workers’ struggles for freedom of association. In addition, the region features diverse political economic systems, making it ideal for examining the interaction between resource endowments and labor market dynamics. Finally, the region is ripe for the study of youth activism and the mobilization of the unemployed given that youth unemployment rates are higher in the MENA than any other world region.

ILRIC 4347

This course examines popular constructions of "race" and how they inform labor and inequality in a variety of national contexts. Assigned course materials deal with the national history out of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 6347

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17701ILRIC 4347  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ivory, T

  • This course examines popular constructions of “race” and how they inform labor and inequality in a variety of national contexts. Assigned course materials deal with the national history out of which contemporary understandings of race arise as well as power dynamics reflected in the maintenance and/or transformation of racial categories and how those power dynamics affect the nature of work, labor markets, and the distribution of social and economic resources. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: How have racial categories and understandings about race changed over time? What are the common aspects of race and racial formation that cut across the selected nations? How are labor markets and occupations shaped and informed by race? Who sets the terms of racial inclusion/exclusion via the distribution of resources and what alternative understandings of racial membership are muted/silenced? How deep within these societies do racial understandings permeate? How do earlier racial inequalities persist in the distribution of social and economic resources?

ILRIC 4357

This course deals with the many forms of work in Sub-Saharan Africa and assesses the impact migration has had on the development and maintenance of labor markets and employment therein. Some of the core ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 6357

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17723ILRIC 4357  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ivory, T

  • This course deals with the many forms of work in Sub-Saharan Africa and assesses the impact migration has had on the development and maintenance of labor markets and employment therein. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: What forms of labor existed before (and continue to exist after) European Colonialism? How did European Colonialism change economic systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and to what extent? What role have trade unions and labor organizing played in the political development of post-colonial African societies? Does an expanding professional class in Sub-Saharan African societies help or hinder internal development? What role does migration play in the spread of labor markets and the professions?

ILRIC 5300

This course examines outsourcing decisions from a human resources perspective, and the human resource implications of managing workers in increasingly networked organizations. Outsourcing, offshoring, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14208ILRIC 5300  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Doellgast, V

ILRIC 5375

This course focuses on the evolution, current trajectories, and methods to improve labor practices in global supply chains. We will examine the key issue of why, after 25 years of corporate efforts and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 3375

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17686ILRIC 5375  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 5380

The course will be thoroughly comparative in order to highlight both the specificity of each country as well as more generalizable dynamics of 21st century development. It will be divided into a number ... view course details

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  • 17693ILRIC 5380  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 6311

Students will participate in a winter session practicum, and in this follow-up course will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on turning their fieldwork results into professional policy ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 6110LSP 6110

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 14246ILRIC 6311  SEM 101

    • W
    • Castillo, D

  • Prerequisite: This course is only open to students who have already taken the introductory research methods course LSP/ILRIC 4312/6312 in the Fall 2017.

ILRIC 6325

This course examines the past and future of the "European Social Model."  Europe has long been known for its strong labor unions and social regulation of labor markets. We will ask to what extent these ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 4325

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17684ILRIC 6325  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Doellgast, V

ILRIC 6337

This course introduces students to the history, evolution and trajectory of state-labor relations, labor activism, and the politics of unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As the region ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 4337NES 4337NES 6337

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17720ILRIC 6337  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bishara, D

  • This course introduces students to the history, evolution and trajectory of state-labor relations, labor activism, and the politics of unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As the region with the highest concentration of non-democratic regimes in the world, the MENA provides a rich context for examining state efforts to control interest representation, and workers’ struggles for freedom of association. In addition, the region features diverse political economic systems, making it ideal for examining the interaction between resource endowments and labor market dynamics. Finally, the region is ripe for the study of youth activism and the mobilization of the unemployed given that youth unemployment rates are higher in the MENA than any other world region.

ILRIC 6347

This course examines popular constructions of "race" and how they inform labor and inequality in a variety of national contexts. Assigned course materials deal with the national history out of ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 4347

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17702ILRIC 6347  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ivory, T

  • This course examines popular constructions of “race” and how they inform labor and inequality in a variety of national contexts. Assigned course materials deal with the national history out of which contemporary understandings of race arise as well as power dynamics reflected in the maintenance and/or transformation of racial categories and how those power dynamics affect the nature of work, labor markets, and the distribution of social and economic resources. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: How have racial categories and understandings about race changed over time? What are the common aspects of race and racial formation that cut across the selected nations? How are labor markets and occupations shaped and informed by race? Who sets the terms of racial inclusion/exclusion via the distribution of resources and what alternative understandings of racial membership are muted/silenced? How deep within these societies do racial understandings permeate? How do earlier racial inequalities persist in the distribution of social and economic resources?

ILRIC 6357

This course deals with the many forms of work in Sub-Saharan Africa and assesses the impact migration has had on the development and maintenance of labor markets and employment therein. Some of the core ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 4357

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17724ILRIC 6357  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ivory, T

  • This course deals with the many forms of work in Sub-Saharan Africa and assesses the impact migration has had on the development and maintenance of labor markets and employment therein. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: What forms of labor existed before (and continue to exist after) European Colonialism? How did European Colonialism change economic systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and to what extent? What role have trade unions and labor organizing played in the political development of post-colonial African societies? Does an expanding professional class in Sub-Saharan African societies help or hinder internal development? What role does migration play in the spread of labor markets and the professions?

ILRIC 7350

The study of work - and specifically wage labor - has been integral to sociology from the earliest days of the discipline. Although capitalism has evolved over the past century+, work remains a prism that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 7350SOC 7350

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17708ILRIC 7350  LEC 001

ILRIC 7370

Traditional forms of working-class or cross-class solidarity have been declining across the Global North. This class aimed at graduate students examines the critical and institutional social science literature ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18328ILRIC 7370  LEC 001

    • M
    • Doellgast, V

ILRIC 9800

Provides a forum for the presentation of current research being undertaken by faculty members and graduate students in the Department of International and Comparative Labor, and by invited guests. All ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 9800

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14321ILRIC 9800  SEM 101

    • W
    • Litwin, A