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Seminar Programme

2016 SLSA Annual Seminar

Labour Law for a Warming World? Exploring the intersections of work regulation and environmental sustainability
Monday 12 Sept 2016, 9am - 5pm University of Warwick IAS Millburn House

8:45 – 9:00 Arrival and coffee
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, introductions; seminar’s concept and purpose
9:30 – 11:00 Session 1: Sustainability and labour – thinking beyond the markets and productivity

  • Supriya Routh (Victoria, CA): Labour law, market production and public goods
  • Ann Stewart (Warwick, UK): Sustaining care?
  • Ania Zbyszewska (Warwick, UK): Sustainable labour regulation: what does a feminist perspective offer?

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: Regulatory frameworks and policy context

  • Tonia Novitz (Bristol, UK): Sustainable market actors for responsible trade
  • Nicholas Sofroniou (Warwick, UK): Skills for sustainable economies in a European policy context
  • Miriam Kullmann (Maastricht, NL): Promoting social and environmental sustainability: What role for public procurement?

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch – served in the IAS common room

13:30 – 15:00 Session 3: Green governance, environmental justice and workers' rights

  • Chelo Chacartegui (UPF, ES): Green governance and collective bargaining: negotiating for sustainability
  • Alice Mah (Warwick, UK): Environmental justice activism and jobs-vs-environment debates
  • Sam Adelman (Warwick, UK): Agricultural workers and Marx’s theory of alienation

15:00 – 16:00 Session 4: Labour law and environmental sustainability – national perspectives

• Niklas Selberg (Lund, SE): Labour law and sustainability: the Swedish perspective
• Paolo Tomassetti (Modena, IT): Environmental protection and employment regulation: Italian experiences

16:00 – 16:10 Coffee break

16:10 – 17:00 Wrap-up discussion, exploration of themes, next steps

18:00 Dinner at Le Gusta – everyone welcome (sponsored by SLSA)


Sam Adelman
Associate Professor
School of Law, Warwick, UK

Chelo Chacartegui
Professor, Faculty of Law
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES

Miriam Kullmann
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law, Maastricht, NL

Alice Mah
Associate Professor
Sociology, Warwick, UK

Tonia Novitz
School of Law, Bristol, UK

Supriya Routh
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law, Victoria, Canada

Niklas Selberg
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Law, Lund, Sweden

Nicholas Sofroniou
Principal Research Fellow
Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK

Ann Stewart
School of Law, Warwick, UK

Paolo Tomassetti
Senior Research Fellow (ADAPT), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IT

Ania Zbyszewska
Assistant Professor,
School of Law, Warwick, UK