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When law comes to town: the European legal framework for digital labour platforms in the “collaborative economy”

By on October 25, 2018

by Antonio Aloisi (MWF-LAW) The European labour market is experiencing radical change, fuelled by digitalisation, “platformisation”, and demographic dynamics. Think of pioneers such as the ride-hailing company Uber, the on-demand delivery multinational corporations Deliveroo and Foodora, the cleaning services firm Helpling or the professional freelancing dispatcher UpWork. How many times do you use their apps […]

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The Politics of Higher Education Tuition Fees and Subsidies

By on September 17, 2018

Students in Finland and Germany study free of charge. In the U.S. and in Japan, in contrast, they pay tremendous tuition fees, leading to often six-digit student debt amounts after graduation. At the same time, most students in Finland and in the U.S. receive public financial student aid, while the majority of students in Germany […]

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Brexit and Global Trade Governance: notes from a Max Weber Programme interdisciplinary workshop

By on August 30, 2018

It seems that the individual preferences on trade, politically-relevant constituencies’ mobilization on rules and regulations, and the overarching concerns over EU and UK trade policies vis-à-vis third countries might prove useful to understand how to move ahead with Brexit negotiations and make the transition smooth.

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Marginalized Perspectives from South-East Europe: Between/Beyond Poverty and Empowerment?

By on March 16, 2018
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Julia McClure and Julija Sardelič * In November 2017 a wokshop in Slovenia encapsulated the possibilities that can develop from the exchange facilitated by the Max Weber Programme of the European University Institute. The workshop was a collaboration between the former Max Weber Fellow Dr Julia McClure and Dr Julija Sardelic. It was part of […]

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