The 3rd Annual Workshop on European Working Lives


Istanbul Bilgi University
4-5 June 2009


12:00-13:15 Lunch

13:15-13:30 Opening & welcome

Session 1: 13:30-15:30

Convenor Fikret Senses (METU)

Temporary Work Agencies, Labour Mobility and Regulation in the European Union
Nick Clark (WLRI)

Transnational Networks: Filipino, Indonesian and Ghanaian Transmigrant
Seafarer Communities in Rotterdam
Erol Kahveci (WLRI)

Reproduction of Poverty as a hegemonic Apparatus during AKP Rule
Galip Yalman (METU)

15:30-16:00 Lunch

Session 2: 16:00-18:00

Convenor Erol Kahveci (WLRI)

Trust and the Employment Relation
Theo Nichols (Cardiff University) and Ali Cevat Tasiran (Middlesex University)

Are the Unproductive Workers in Turkey Exploited?
E.Ahmet Tonak (Bilgi University) and Yigit Karahanogullari (Ankara University)

Dynamics of Informality in the Times of Crisis
Zeynep Basak (METU) and Erol Taymaz (METU)

19:30-22:00 Dinner


Session 3: 09:00-10:30

Convenor Steve Jefferys (WLRI)

British Property Migration in Didim:
'All I want is a safe home under the sun'
Tunc Aybak (Middlesex University)

Undocumented Worker Transitions - Family Migration
Anna Paraskevopoulou (WLRI)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Session 4: 11:00-13:00

Convenor Ali Cevat Tasiran (WLRI)

The Making of the English Working Class Re-visited:
Labour History and Marxist Theory
Mary Davis (WLRI)

Rethinking the Labour Movement in Turkey:
A Critical Analysis of the Trade Unions' Responses to Global Crisis
Gamze Yücesan Özdemir (Ankara University)

Metropolitan Cities in Turkey in the Wake of Economic and Political Crisis
Tarik Sengül (METU)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Session 5: 14:30-16:30

Convenor E.Ahmet Tonak (Bilgi University)

Labor and Global Crisis
Erol Balkan (Hamilton College)

The Crisis of Capital and the Crisis of Labor
Sungur Savran

Surveying Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Europe
Steve Jefferys (WLRI)

16:30-17:30 Discussion and assessment

20:00-24:00 Dinner

Organized by

MA in International Political Economy Program (Istanbul Bilgi University)

Economic Research Center (Middle East Technical University)

Working Lives Research Institute (London Metropolitan University)