School: School of Management and Labour Studies
The Master of Arts (Labour Studies and Practices) is aimed at strengthening capabilities of those working in membership-based organisations, and the informal sector of the economy. These include trade unions, organisations such as co-operatives, self-help groups etc. Bright young graduates or post graduates who do not fall in the above categories but are interested in working in such organisations, or would be engaged in labour research, are also included. It is important to understand that this is not a management programme. The course provides a framework to understand the diversity of experiences of globalisation and its impact onwork and labour in the informal sector. As the formal sector is increasingly externalising social, economic and environmental costs of production to the unor-ganised/informal sector, there is a need to organise and strengthen capabilities of the workers in this sector to articulate and claim their right to dignified life. There will be an emphasis on comprehending the implications of globalisation and labour on economically and socially marginalised sections, and bringing out the complexities of the same in forms of mobilisation, protest and resistance. The course content will provide both theoretical analyses as well as empirical studies.TISS is part of the Global Labour University network in partnership with the International Labour Organisation. Other partners of GLU offering similar programmes include: Germany (Kassel/Berlin) at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law, South Africa (Johannesburg) at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), Brazil (Campinas, the State of Sao Paulo) at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and Penn State University, State College, PA, USA.
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