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Forthcoming seminar by Dr. Felix Behling, NUIM

Wednesday December 11th
NIRSA Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Iontas

From Cadburys to Google, from BMW to SAP, many employers have provided their employees with significant ‘perks’. The paper deals with the creation and use of welfare outside the British and German welfare states, showing that employer welfare and governmental welfare are inherently interwoven. It also shows that the modern employment relationship has developed from an ad-hoc idea into an institution that exists independently from its main actors and that can influence their actions. What are the consequences for the position of workers in Germany and the UK of the different ways in which employers and the employment relationship has developed?
Felix Behling is postdoctoral fellow in the ERC funded New Deals project at NIRSA and the Department of Sociology. Felix’s research explores the relations between employment and welfare, with a particular focus on the creation of self-employment.