Employment expert to present guest lecture

Professor Kevin Doogan, of Bristol University, will visit Wolverhampton on Wednesday, 2 March 2011.

The seminar, titled 'Work in the 21st Century?, will take place in room MN110 at the Wolverhampton City Campus from 12.30pm.

Professor Mike Haynes, Joint Head of the University of Wolverhampton Business School’s Management Research Centre (MRC) which has organised the lecture, said: “Kevin Doogan’s analysis of work has been one of the most controversial contributions to the study of British capitalism in recent years.

“He argues that we have been seduced into thinking that the old rules no longer apply to the world of work and that we live in a world of precarious work and fear for our jobs when the reality is that stable work continues to be central to the experience of workers in Britain and America much as it has always been.”

Professor Kevin Doogan works within the broad area of institutional restructuring and labour market change in the UK, Europe and America. He was an expert witness to the Committee of Enquiry held by House of Lords' Select on the European Union which looked at new European labour markets. He is a contributor to contemporary international debates on employee insecurity and labour market stability. He is currently working on a book entitled 'The State of Labour'.

Kevin’s teaching interests include the political economy of European integration, state and society and the instruments and procedures of EU policymaking. His research is centred on job insecurity and the 'new economy', mobility, flexibility and industrial relations at different spatial levels from the local economy to the European Union.

Attendance at the event is free and open to all. Anyone wishing to attend can contact Stephen Greenfield at stephengreenfield@wlv.ac.uk

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