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  • Lille

    Call for papers - Thought

    Workplace democracy: arguments, policies, practices

    While democracy is usually taken for granted within the political sphere, it usually draws less attention in the economic realm and our societies tolerate highly undemocratic forms of economic organizations, which prompts many questions: How is it possible to question this asymmetry?  Does justice require democracy in the workplace? How can we make sense of democratic ideals within economic organizations? Is it possible to draw an analogy between states and business firms? Which institutional forms can workplace democracy take? What are the best theoretical frameworks to articulate the ideals of workplace democracy?  This international conference aims to bring together experts in political philosophy, business ethics, sociology, history, political science, economy and management around these issues.

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Prix de recherche « Travail et lien social »

    Chômage, précarité, peur du déclassement… Les situations de vulnérabilité engendrées par la dégradation du marché du travail sont aujourd’hui nombreuses. L’absence d’emploi ne prive pas seulement d’un revenu. Le travail, s’il génère parfois des souffrances, est aussi source d’estime, d’épanouissement, de lien social. Cette double privation a des effets démultipliés lorsqu’elle touche les plus fragiles : sentiment d’être inutile, marginalisation… Dans certaines conditions, l’absence ou la perte de lien « professionnel » est susceptible d’entrainer d’autres ruptures sociales (problèmes familiaux, isolement relationnel, difficultés d’accès aux soins…).

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