The International Labour Process Conference (ILPC) is broadly focused on work and employment relations in the context of the broader political economy, with an emphasis on workers perspectives and theory-led empirical research. Most proposals for papers are submitted to the general conference and are only themed by the organisers for the final programme at a later stage.
During the past few years, the conference has begun to incorporate streams into the program. While there is no intention to become a fully streamed event, we have found that additional streams have been an important and intellectually stimulating aspect of our conference.
We are formally setting forth a call for streams to be included in the 2018 conference to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21-23 March 2018. Since streams only represent a portion of our conference, we may not be able to accept all stream proposals
Acceptance of streams is based on a review process in which streams are evaluated based on two main criteria (in addition to the substantive focus of the proposed stream):
The focus of the stream is on issues or topics not normally covered in the Conference (see the Call for Papers for such a list); or treats traditional topics in a novel way.
The stream will broaden the audience for the conference and attract scholars who may be new to the event.
Considering this year conference special theme on Class and the Labour Process we particularly welcome stream submissions that can address this and overlapping themes in an interdisciplinary way and with contributions from both the Global North and the Global South. Some stream topics incorporated into recent ILPC conferences are as follows.
Precarious work and workers organisation
Work, labour and employment in China
The role of the state
Integrating labour with global value chains
Migrant labour and employment relations
Climate change, Green jobs and Labour Movement responses
Stream proposals should include:
Detailed description of the proposed stream (including title and key conveners)
A discussion of how the stream will address the criteria for inclusion listed above
If you are interested in organizing a stream for the 2018 conference please send a proposal not more than 750 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st 2017. Decisions on acceptance will be made by July 31st 2017(this email address can also be used for informal queries and advice). The organisers will consult with the ILPC Steering Group and a decision will be made in time for the second, amended Call for Papers.