Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Public Affairs 3333
A New Industrial Democracy? Recent Trends and Changes in the French Labor Movement
Presented by Karel Yon, Lille Center for Politics and Administration
About the Speaker:
Karel Yon is postdoctoral research fellow in political science at “Triangle”, a pluridisciplinary joint research unit of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Université de Lyon 2, Sciences Po Lyon and the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research - INSHS), and research associate at the Lille Center for Politics and Administration (CERAPS, Lille 2 University / CNRS). He aims at developing a political sociology of Trade Unionism: through his PhD dissertation, he studied the relationships between political and labor commitment within the French Trade Union Force ouvrière; then he analyzed how Trade Union training devices shape activist roles; now, he examines the interactions between legal patterns of “industrial democracy” and repertoires of unionization. He is currently the co-director of a research project called “The 2008 Union Recognition Reform in France: its Consequences on Workplace Union Practices” (grant funded by the Research Department of the Ministry for Labor, 2010-2011).
This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for French and Francophone Studies, the UCLA Department of Political Science, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the UCLA Sociology Working Group on Labor and Social Movements.