Labour Law in the Global Economy
15 June 2011
Sydney Law School is pleased to announce this postgraduate intensive unit for 2011 as part of its Employment and Labour Law program, taught by Professor Judy Fudge from the University of Victoria, Canada.
Labour Law in the Global Economy explores the extent to which the new global economy (global integration of production and increased migration, digital and informational technologies, transformations in work and production processes, and the shift to services) has undermined norms of employment, forms of workers organisation, the traditional structure of the firm, assumptions about who workers are and what they need, and ideas about how regulation works - norms, assumptions, and ideas that have been the foundation upon which national regimes of labour regulation have been built.
She has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute, McGill University's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, the London School of Economics, the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford, and she has held visiting chairs at the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan.
In 2009, Professor Fudge received the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights for her research project "Labour Rights as Human Rights: Unions, Women, and Migrants"
Professor Fudge has worked with women's groups and unorganised workers, and has been involved in law reform efforts to obtain greater equality and democracy in the world of work.
She is a member of the Inter-University Research Centre on Globalization and Work. Her publications include:
Her current research interests are the rights of temporary migrant workers, legal responses to the informalisation of work, and collective labour rights.
The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:
For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202