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12 - 13 January
ZiF Workshop
Babel Project I - epistemic functions of metaphors in scientific processes of knowledge formation

Cancelled due to illness.

26 January
ZiF Art - Vernissage


Tim Bennett (München, GER)

1 February
Public Lecture

Emotions and the Sociology of Choice

Eva Illouz (Jerusalem, ISR)


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In Search of the Global Labour Market - Actors, Structures and Policies


Globalisation is on everybody's lips. Like few others this catchword epitomises the dynamic changes of present times, not least with regard to labour markets. Never before have such a large number of people emigrated in the hope of better working and living conditions. Never before were so many flight miles spent on business travel. For the highly qualified elites globalisation appears as a cornucopia of opportunities. In less privileged sectors of the labour market, above all in industry, employers refer to the 'pressure of globalisation' to justify the lowering of standards and wages or the shifting of jobs abroad.


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