Call for Papers: AJEI - CESSMA Workshop on “Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia's Labour Market” (Paris)

Hegemonic neo-liberal discourse assumes that free competition on all levels sparks a virtuous cycle of economic growth, which eventually trickles down to poor populations. Over the past three decades, the idea that restrictive labour laws hamper such competition has justified the deregulation of labour in the North and the un-regulation of labour in the South, notably in South Asia, where labour relations had already mainly been informal1 (Lerche, 2012).

The AJEI - CESSMA are organizing a workshop on “Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia's Labour Market”, in Paris on 27th of May 2017.

For this workshop they invite papers from PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows. They will be discussed by senior researchers specialized in issues related to the paper presented. Proposed papers may be theoretical or empirical, qualitative or quantitative in their approach, but must rely on in-depth knowledge of the issues discussed. Research papers relying on qualitative as well as quantitative studies on historical or contemporary relations in the Indian labour market are welcome.
* April 9th 2017 : deadline for the submission of papers’ proposals (title + abstract max 1000 words)
* April 17th 2017 : authors will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal
* May 10th 2017 : full papers (max 10.000 words) should be submitted
* All submissions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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