In recent years, the debate about whether and how workers should have a say in their working environment has seen a new wave of scholarly attention. For example, the Democratize Work book and movement have been very visible in academic and public discourse. In this session of the Hotspot, we’d like to discuss some of the fundamental questions regarding the collective organization of/at work and how this relates to responsible governance and sustainable democracies. We will not present papers, but rather have a roundtable discussion with some scholars working on this theme, together with the rest of the audience.
Part of the panel are Julia Bartosch (works on collective organizing for transformation), Alex Lehr (works on collective bargaining and sustainable employment relations), Katerina Manevska (works on labour relations and voice at work), Tjidde Tempels (works on business ethics and corporate social responsibilities) and Gaard Kets (works on bottom-up worker organizations and workplace democracy).