Inequality, Democracy and the Firm

Session Organizers:
Isabelle Ferreras and Sanjay Pinto
Thursday, 2 July 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
TW2.2.04 (Tower Two)
This session addresses the relationship between democracy and the organizations of firms. In a context of rising inequality and a growing concentration of economic power, how can the ownership and control structures of firms be configured in ways that are more inclusive and democratic? How can political institutions be reformed in ways that make firms more accountable to broader democratic publics? The session looks at existing and possible arrangements in the UK, the US, Europe and other economically advanced countries.
Employee ownership in Britain
Andrew Pendleton, University of Durham; Andrew Robinson, University of Leeds
Comparing Worker Ownership and Control Across Countries
Isabelle Ferreras, University of Louvain/FNRS; Sanjay Pinto, Cornell Worker Institute