Another Production is Possible: Exploring the Solidarity Economy
Project Coordinator: Gaye Yilmaz
The GLU research spans areas such as trade unions, sustainable development, social justice, international labour standards, multinational companies, economic policies and global institutions. It promotes research cooperation on global labour issues and provides an innovative framework for research and policy development.
The GLU also publishes research and discussion papers on issues of labour and globalisation. Other online, open-access websites that capture labour activities and cover related topics are also featured below.
The project investigates the effects of the restructuring of global value chains on income distribution, working conditions and trajectories of economic and social upgrading in the global North and South. It connects inter-disciplinary theory building with sectoral and national case studies, bringing together macro-economic perspectives with sociological and political economy approaches. The aim is to develop a better understanding of the industry- and country-specific factors that determine economic and social upgrading in global value chains and to assess the scope of action of governments, trade unions and civil society.
The ‘combating inequality’ project examines the causes of economic and social inequality, charts its development since the early 1990s, assesses countermeasures, works out strategies for their implementation, and identifies supportive social forces. It examines whether inequality in the national and the international context is undermining democracy and economic stability; and whether it is blocking individual and collective advancement as well as the creation of employment. The project is global in outlook and builds in particular on the expertise of the GLU partner institutions in Brazil, Germany, India and South Africa.
“Labour Rights Indicators” is developed by the Center for Global Workers’ Rights at the GLU partner university PennState.
It is based on coding the findings of selected nine sources and compiling this information in a readily accessible and concise manner.
The European Trade Union Institute is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself affiliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation.
The International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) is a global multidisciplinary network of eight partner universities on four continents with its head office at the University of Kassel (Germany).
The Global Labour Column, as a part of the GLU, was established in 2019 to reflect on the challenges to and responses from the labour movement in the wake of the global economic crisis.
Visit the website to learn more about labour issues.
The Global Labour Journal is an online, open access, academic journal that serves as a forum to capture the plentiful and diverse scholarly work emerging on labour activities worldwide.
Visit the website to learn more about the labour movement.
The Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) is an independent academic institute within the Hans-Böckler-Foundation, a non-profit organisation fostering co-determination and promoting research and academic study. The Foundation is linked to the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB).
The TUAC to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is the interface for trade unions with the Organisation and its members. It is an international trade union with consultative status at the OECD.
The Global Partnership Network (GPN) is a collaboration of higher education institutions and civil society groups for research, teaching and workshops around the SDG 17: “Global Partnership for Sustainable Development”