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Sociology of Industrial Relations (IRE1611)

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IRE1611H – Sociology of Industrial Relations

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This course introduces students to sociological approaches to the study of work and employer-employee relations. It is designed to enhance mainstream perspectives on this topic by highlighting the centrality of the social world for shaping the employment relationship, and the centrality of these relations for shaping the social world. Students are introduced to both classical and contemporary sociological approaches to the study of work, and to current research that exemplifies a sociological understanding of employee relations at various levels of analysis (e.g., individual, organizational, state-level).

Professor:  Mark D Easton, PhD: mark.easton@utoronto.ca