Canadian Workers & Social Cohesion

in a Global Era

This project considers the issue of Canadian workers and social cohesion in a global era. The research is designed to discover how workers are coping with increasing competition and what effects it is having upon social cohesion. It will investigate workers perceptions of their problems and the actions that they have taken to address them. The formal and informal institutions (e.g. worker groups, unions, families, community organizations and other civil society groups) used by workers will be subject to investigation. The role of state and interstate (ILO, WTO) regulatory agencies integral to monitoring and regulating competition will also be studied. Research results will be distributed to civil society, academic and state officials to inform their strategies and policy choices.
For a detailed description click here. (The project details are in PDF format so you will need Adobe Acrobat to read the file.)

This project has been possible by funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council.
Contact: Robert O'Brien (Principle Investigator), Political Science, McMaster University.
Mara Giannotti, Political Science
, McMaster University.

February 12, 2004