Checking date: 24/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Social Dialogue and Governance: Stakeholders and Labour Reforms
Bachelor in Political Science (Plan: 396 - Estudio: 205)

Coordinating teacher: RADL , JONAS

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
This course doesn't have any prior requirements
To understand the basic principles of collective bargaining in its various socio-political aspects, both in Spain and in an international environment.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
SOCIAL DIALOGUE AND GOVERNANCE: STAKEHOLDERS AND LABOUR REFORMS 1. Concertation and social dialogue at the international level 1a- The governance of industrial relations by the social partners within the ILO. 1b- European economic governance and the participation of the social partners in the European Union. 2. The evolution of industrial relations in Spain 2a- The contribution of social dialogue to the construction of the democratic model of industrial relations. 2b- The different stages of negotiated labor legislation. Parliamentary validation of social concertation agreements. 2c- Legitimacy, coverage and scope of collective bargaining agreements 2d- Collective bargaining at the autonomous community level: a model in expansion 3. Case studies 3a- The decline of trade unions 3b- Wage negotiations and collective bargaining agreements 3c- The participation of social partners in the reform of pension systems
Learning activities and methodology
The course will combine a series of classroom activities with exams and practical tests
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Alexandre Afonso. Social concertation in times of Austerity. Amsterdam University Press. 2014
  • Ebbinghaus, Bernhard. Reforming early retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA. Oxford University Press. 2006
  • Visser, Jelle & Ebbinghaus, Bernhard. Trade unions in Western Europe since 1945. Springer. 2017

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.