Landscapes of Work and Labour research projects
Members of the Landscapes of Work and Labour research programme are currently engaged in the following research projects.
The list below may also include a small number of archived projects. In due course, these will be listed separately.
- Distributed work
- This project explores multinational firms' attempts to foster communities of practice and encourage information flows within the firm.
- The Geography of Workfare: Local Labour Markets and the New Deal
- The move towards workfare policies represents a fundamental change in the welfare states and labour markets of many industrialised countries. Such a shift represents a process of activation in which the receipt of benefits and assistance by the unemployed are made conditional on the active fulfilment of job search and other work-focused obligations. This research discusses some of the implications of this finding for the idea of a new contract between unemployed individuals and the state. It outlines some of ways in which the local responsiveness of the policy could be improved, and some of the possible means of raising the demand for labour in depressed local areas.