When: 10/24/2018 – 13h
Who: Joan Miró and Mònica Clua-Losada (discussant)
What: PPIR seminar and IGOP open seminar
Title: “In the Name of Competitiveness: a Discursive Institutionalist Analysis of the EU’s Approach to Labour Market Structural Reform, 2007-2016”
Where: Sala de reuniones MRA del IGOP (campus Bellaterra)
Joan Miró is PhD candidate at the Institute of Governance and Public Policies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research interests include discourse analysis, the political economy of the European integration process and populism. His most recent publication is “Beyond populism and institutionalism: anti-populism and the management of austerity in Spain”, published in Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory (2018).
Dr. Mònica Clua-Losada is Tenured Professor in Global Political Economy at the Department of Political Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is an executive board member of the Johns Hopkins University – Universitat Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center in Barcelona. She is also an international advisory board member of the Critical Political Economy Research Network. Her research focuses on the contestation, subversion and resistance of labour and other social movements to capitalist relations of domination in Europe. She has written and researched on the effects of the current financial crisis on the European Union and the Spanish state, the British labour movement and social movements in Spain. Her recent work has been published in Comparative European Politics, New Political Economy and the Global Labour Journal. Her latest book, co-authored with David Bailey, Nikolai Huke and Olatz Ribera-Almandoz entitled Beyond Defeat and Austerity: Disrupting (the Critical Political Economy) of Neoliberal Europe has been published in the Routledge RIPE Series in September 2017.