ECPR General conference, call for papers

ECPR General Conference will take place in Reykjavik, 25th – 27th Aug. 2011.
Consider to submit a paper in the panels included within the Section “Contentious Politics in Times of Crisis”.
CFP. Panel Title
“Workers movements in times of transformation and crisis”
Panel Chair(s)
Alice Mattoni alice.mattoni[at]
Annika Zorn annika.zorn[at]

Panel Abstract:
Due to recent labour market transformations and the current economic crisis, the literature on workers movements faces new challenges. The very research focus, namely workers movements across the Global North and the Global South, is changing and so are: the political arenas of contention in which they act, the material and immaterial claims they formulate; and the forms of collective action they undertake. This is especially true with regard to mobilizations of vulnerable, precarious and temporary workers in a variety of labour market sectors worldwide, as well as unemployed people. But, this is also true with regard to mobilization of full-time and open-ended workers, whose working places are no more secure as they were in the past decades due to the current economic crisis and delocalization processes. This panel intends to contribute to reflections related to movements addressing the topic of work in times of transition and crisis, with a focus on contemporary local, regional, national and transnational struggles related to the labour realm. The aim of this panel is to bring together papers based on empirical analysis and which focus on the repertoire of action, organizational patterns, framing activities and/or the mobilizations of resources with regard to collective actions involving people facing labour market transformations and the current economic crisis worldwide. Paper employing both qualitative and quantitative methods are welcome and a comparative perspective will be particularly appreciated.

Paper Proposals

The paper proposal should contain the following information:

  • Title of the proposed paper
  • Abstract of paper (up to 300 words)
  • Name of author
  • Email of author
  • Institution of author
  • Name of co-author (if applicable)
  • Email of co-author (if applicable)
  • Institution of co-author (if applicable)

Paper proposals are due the 1st of February 2011.

How to submit your paper proposal
Please consider that they can be submitted via the ECPR conference website only.



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