Donnerstag, 7. Dezember 2023
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Presentation by Wendy Wong - Online Event
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Human rights are one of the major innovations of the 20th century. Their emergence after World War II and global uptake promised a new world of universalized humanity in which human dignity would be protected, and individuals would have agency and flourish. The proliferation of digital data (i.e.

Donnerstag, 7. Dezember 2023
Beginn: 17:00 Uhr

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Robert Gorwa
robert.gorwa [at] wzb.eu
11. - 12. Mai 2023
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Konferenz
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Krisen bringen Veränderung. Die Covid-19-Pandemie hat Sicherheiten in Frage gestellt, Spannungen sichtbar gemacht und die Frage nach gesellschaftlichem Wandel aufgeworfen. Inzwischen ist vieles wieder „beim Alten“ – doch was heißt das in Zeiten von Klimakrise und Krieg überhaupt? Wie arbeiten wir und wie lassen sich Arbeit und Leben besser vereinbaren, welche Folgen hat der technische Wandel, welche Rolle kommt dem Staat zu und wohin soll es gehen in Anbetracht sich zuspitzender Krisen?

11. - 12. Mai 2023
Beginn: 09:00 Uhr

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Franziska Cooiman
franziska.cooiman [at] wzb.eu
3. - 4. April 2023
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Imagining Sustainable, Trustworthy, and Democratic Platform Governance
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The Platform Governance Research Network brings together researchers interested in ‘platform governance’, broadly defined. From online labor markets and locally-tethered service delivery platforms, to social networks and cloud providers, our conference highlights cutting-edge conceptual and empirical work that engages with the politics and policy of the 21st century ‘platformized’ internet.

3. - 4. April 2023
Beginn: 11:00 Uhr

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Robert Gorwa
robert.gorwa [at] wzb.eu
Donnerstag, 30. März 2023
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Presentation by Katrin Tiidenberg - Online Event
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This talk looks at platform governance and platform power through the lens of deplatforming sex, and deplatforming of sex through the lens of concentration of norm and infrastructure power. Based on a meta-analysis of ethnographic, interview and social media data associated with cases of deplatforming and replatforming sex on social media, the talk offers suggestions for reimagining platform governance and articulates a hope for a more sex-positive platform governance research agenda.

Donnerstag, 30. März 2023
Beginn: 14:00 Uhr

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Robert Gorwa
robert.gorwa [at] wzb.eu
Dienstag, 1. November 2022
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Context

With each passing day, it seems as if more public, academic, and policy attention is being paid to platform governance — the growing space of political interaction between platform companies (and their infrastructures, services, and rules) and the many other political stakeholders trying to shape how those infrastructures, services, and rules function.

Dienstag, 1. November 2022
Beginn: 10:00 Uhr

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Robert Gorwa
robert.gorwa [at] wzb.eu
Mittwoch, 27. Juli 2022
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Presentation by Ya-Wen Lei (Harvard University) - Online Event
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This talk describes and explains the Chinese techno-state’s seemingly sudden turn against the internet sector that it once cultivated and held dear. I argue that a combination of domestic and international factors led to this regulatory shift and crackdown. Domestically, China’s financial regulators detected the crossing of two red lines—systematic financial risks and national security. Internationally, the geopolitical tensions between China and the US have further amplified national security issues.

Mittwoch, 27. Juli 2022
Beginn: 16:00 Uhr

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Robert Gorwa
robert.gorwa [at] wzb.eu
Mittwoch, 30. März 2022
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Presentation by Robin Mansell - Online Event
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This talk compares arguments for interventions in the digital platform market that envisage that a better ‘balancing’ of public and commercial values can be achieved with arguments for a deeper contestation with the underlying logics of data driven markets which might result in shifting the digital innovation trajectory. It suggests the need for a radical reframing of initiatives to govern digital technology innovation drawing on contemporary initiatives aimed at reducing the harms associated with commercial datafication.

Mittwoch, 30. März 2022
Beginn: 16:00 Uhr

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Robert Gorwa
robert.gorwa [at] wzb.eu
Freitag, 13. April 2018
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Panel discussion
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Advocates of the platform economy present it as a new way of organizing work and value creation and as a fundamental and efficient alternative to the “old economy”. Traditional workplaces and employment are replaced by platforms organizing crowds of formally independent freelancers. There are huge platforms like Upwork which organize markets for freelancers in a large number of sectors. There are dedicated platforms which focus on specific markets. Companies like Uber or Deliveroo, for instance, offer mobility and transport services and compete with traditional transport providers.

Freitag, 13. April 2018
Beginn: 18:00 Uhr

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Barbara Schlüter
barbara.schlueter [at] wzb.eu
12. - 13. April 2018
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Gemeinsame Frühjahrstagung der Sektionen Arbeits- und Industriesoziologie sowie Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
12. - 13. April 2018

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Barbara Schlüter
barbara.schlueter [at] wzb.eu
Montag, 3. Juli 2017
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Lecture by Francis Shor
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Donald Trump's surprise victory over the Republican and Democratic political establishments in 2016 was the result of several factors, including structural trends in economic dislocations and electoral politics, along with deeply rooted ideological and cultural currents. This presentation will explore the degree to which Trump's electoral and governmental projects are a consolidation of right-wing politics and its appeals to white nationalism, xenophobia, and racial resentment, especially, but not exclusively, among certain sectors of white working class voters.

Montag, 3. Juli 2017
Beginn: 16:00 Uhr

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Barbara Schlüter
schlueter [at] wzb.eu
Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2017
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Tracy Corley, doctoral candidate in the Law and Public Policy program at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. and guest researcher at the Institute for Skills, Labor, and Qualifications (IAQ) at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), will present the progress of her doctoral study and current findings. Her research examines the effect of employment policy reform on social constructions of legitimate and illegal work in Germany.
Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2017
Beginn: 16:00 Uhr

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Ansprechpartner Name
Barbara Schlüter
barbara.schlueter [at] wzb.eu
Freitag, 9. September 2016
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Lecture by Yoko Tanaka
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Part-time employment has been increasing in many developed countries. In Germany as well as in Japan, the number of part-time employment has reached one fourth of all the employment, and almost half of the female employments, which means it became a substantial employment form in the society in both countries.

Freitag, 9. September 2016
Beginn: 13:30 Uhr

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Martin Krzywdzinski
martin.krzywdzinski [at] wzb.eu
Montag, 13. Juni 2016
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Lecture by Lilly Irani
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Digitization has become a catch word to describe the ongoing transformation within different areas of life through the deployment of new information and communication technologies. In the realm of labor, one development has been the reorganization of work through intermediary platforms and their digital communities, the so-called crowd work. Work – from microtasks to creative challenges – is outsourced to a crowd of individuals that is globally dispersed and internet-based.

Montag, 13. Juni 2016
Beginn: 13:30 Uhr

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Christine Gerber
christine.gerber [at] wzb.eu
4. - 6. April 2016
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Working Revolutions: Revolutionising Work
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The 34th International Labour Process Conference

From 4th to 6th April, the WZB is hosting the International Labour Process Conference. The annual conference is a major meeting point for the international research community interested in the developments and transformations of the worlds of work.

4. - 6. April 2016

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Martin Krzywdzinski
martin.krzywdzinski [at] wzb.eu
Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2015
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Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeiffer
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Innerhalb des aktuellen Diskurses um die Digitalisierung der Arbeit erscheint das Thema Industrie 4.0 als besonders technik- und ingenieurlastig und als eigenständig deutsche Erfindung. Der Vortrag wirft einen kritischen Blick auf diese vorherrschende Sichtweise, er gibt einen diskursanalytischen Einblick in die Ursprünge, Intentionen und Akteure sowie den Verlauf der Debatte.

Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2015
Beginn: 17:00 Uhr

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Barbara Schlüter
schlueter [at] wzb.eu
Dienstag, 4. Oktober 2011
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Lecture by Anita Chan
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Increasing labor unrest has provoked efforts to reform collective bargaining in China. This year the All-China Trade Union Federation (ACTFU) is launching a new campaign to set up trade union branches and to implement what is known as “collective consultation”, a less adversarial form of collective bargaining. Prof. Anita Chan discusses the reform efforts of the ACFTU and argues that fundamental preconditions for collective bargaining are still missing in China and that the ACFTU is still far from becoming an interest representation of the employees.

Dienstag, 4. Oktober 2011
Beginn: 16:00 Uhr

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Martin Krzywdzinski
krzywdzinski [at] wzb.eu
9. - 11. Juni 2010
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18th International GERPISA Colloquium
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Veranstalter: Ulrich Jürgens, Antje Blöcker (WZB), Bernard Julien (Université Montesquieu Bordeaux), Tommaso Pardi (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes er Sciences Sociales, Paris)

9. - 11. Juni 2010
Beginn: 12:00 Uhr

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Antje Blöcker
bloecker [at] wzb.eu