Call for Papers: 2022 ISA RC44 Asia-Pacific Conference

November 15, 2021
Other Event in Australia

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre of the University of Sydney is now accepting abstracts for the 2022 ISA RC44 Asia-Pacific Conference with the theme “Labor Movements in a Post COVID-19 World” which will be held from June 27 to 29, 2022. The deadline of submission of abstracts is on Monday, November 15, 2021. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the risks inherent in precarious and gig economy work, inequalities in access to care, the need for worker voice in creating safe workplaces, the fragility of global production networks and the urgent political demand for the state to ensure social protection. These crises have unsettled established political and economic relations and, for labor movements, given rise to urgent demands for the protection of the health, income and employment security of workers and their democratic rights both in and beyond the workplace. For some movements the crises also are a moment to envisage alternative social and economic models and a required transformation to a more equitable and low carbon economy.

This Asia-Pacific Conference of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labor Movements provides an opportunity for scholars, based both within and outside the region, to consider the agency and potential of workers and their labor movements to shape and make a post COVID-19 world. In particular we look forward to presentations addressing the following broad themes:

  • changing labor regimes;
  • worker representation in a post-pandemic world;
  • trade unions and climate change;
  • union responses to migrant labor in a time of COVID;
  • organising in the platform economy;
  • organising in supply chains;
  • labor movements under authoritarianism;
  • and international labor actors in the Asia-Pacific.

To learn more about the conference, click here.

To submit your abstract, click here.