New Deals Launch, February 28th, 2013



New Deals in the New Economy:
Understanding the Changing Politics of Europe’s Workplaces

1.30-5.30pm, February 28th, NUI Maynooth
JH Boardroom, 3rd Floor, John Hume Building

(Photos from the Launch Day)




“New Deals in the New Economy” is a five year research project investigating the transformation of European workplaces and the shifting bargains within them. It is funded through a European Research Council Starting Investigator Grant to Prof. Seán Ó Riain of the Department of Sociology and NIRSA and NUI Maynooth, and a support grant from the Irish Research Council.



1.30-2.15 “New Deals in the New Economy”: Research Project, Intellectual Community and Resources for Scholarship on Work and Political Economy

2.15-3.45 Europe’s Changing Workplaces: Initial results from the New Deals Project

“Labour’s Declining Share of National Income in Ireland and Denmark: Similar Trends, Different Dynamics”
Eoin Flaherty and Seán Ó Riain (NUIM)
The share of national income going to employees and the self-employed has decreased steadily across Europe, with Ireland showing a particularly dramatic decline. What factors explain this decline in two of Europe’s small open economies, Ireland and Denmark?

“Beyond the standard work model? Varieties of flexible working time organization in Europe”
Rossella Ciccia and Seán Ó Riain (NUIM)
Less than half of European employees now work a ‘standard working week’. What new forms of flexible working are emerging? Who controls them? And where are they most common?

4.00-5.30  “Can Europe’s many worlds of capitalism be reconciled?”

A roundtable discussion with Dr. Roland Erne (UCD), Prof. Seán Ó Riain (NUIM), Dr. Mary Murphy (NUIM) and Prof. Rory O’Donnell (NESC)

5.30 Reception – All Welcome

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Registration is free but places are limited. Please email to confirm attendance.

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