Access to (labour and product) markets

In the course Access to (labour and product) markets, students acquire conceptual tools to link global markets with local institutions. They comprehend how production organizes locally, how it is embedded in local institutions and social relations, and how its encounters with global markets may produce frictions. They can critically reflect upon the opportunities and constraints for workers and producers to integrate in global markets in more beneficial ways. In this respect they can draw on case study material to comment on the role of informality, labour agency, social upgrading, and private standards.