COST P-WILL Conference and a Special Issue on “Gendering the law of digital platforms. An interdisciplinary and comparative study of platform work and its law through gender.”
Call for papers. COST P-WILL Conference and Special Issue (Journal: Labour & Law Issues).
Deadline (extended abstract). November 10, 2023
Conference. Paris (in person and online), April 2024
Publication. December 2024
COST P-WILL - Platform Work Inclusion Living Lab invites you to submit proposals for papers for a Special Issue and a Conference on “Gendering the law of digital platforms. An interdisciplinary and comparative study of platform work and its law through gender”.
Pre-selected articles will be subject to double-blind peer review. They will be presented at a conference in Paris/online, organised by the University Paris-East (UPEC, MIL), in April 2024.
Accepted papers will be published in “Labour & Law Issues”, a peer-reviewed digital journal that deals with labour law, employment and industrial relations in the context of legal and social sciences.
Extended abstract (800 words) submission: November 10, 2023.
Notification of reviews: December 20, 2023.
Submission of final revised paper: April 15, 2024.
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2024.
Publications: December 2024.
Prospective articles should be submitted as extended abstracts (around 800 words) or draft articles by November 10, 2023, to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. They should include an extended abstract (800 words), name, current affiliation and email address. Submission should be accompanied by a short bio / CV as well as a list of publications in a separate document (max. two pages). The outcome of the selection process will be communicated by December 20, 2023.
Final articles shall be delivered by April 15, 2024, and should conform to the journal style guide. We expect contributions within the range of 6,000 to 9,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, but shorter and longer articles will be considered. Each accepted Author must guarantee English proofreading of their paper.
Topics. We are looking for papers showcasing new legal and empirical work related to an interdisciplinary and comparative study of platform work and its law through gender. These include, but are not limited to:
Feminist economic policies to platform law
Policies for a gender equal and intersectional platform economy
Feminist political analysis on work, working conditions, social movements and collective representation in the platform economy
Feminist policy-making to the platform work
Gendering platform law or digitalising gender
Gender as a theoretical tool to understand platform work
Digitalisation as a tool to understand gender in platforms
Changes brought by digitalisation and platforms to a gendered welfare state
Gender and organisational and platform work models
Gender and Digital technologies and data models.
Where to gender platform law
Gendering platform law in a national and comparative context
Gendering platform law in the European Union
Gendering platform law at the international level
Fields of law reread in light of gender and platformisation
Social protection: how social protection law impacts gender differentiation in platform work and how it could play a role in minimising the existing differences.
Discrimination law: the ways platforms may discriminate (on the grounds of gender but also others - from offline and online spaces and their interactions must be explored) and how law fights discrimination.
Collective bargaining: particularly on feminist groups and their approaches to unionisation.
Labour law: how labour law – and other laws governing NSFE- is/are transformed –or not- to adapt to platform workers' needs.
Business law: how different business models of platform work impact gender and how national laws allow or impact this model; cooperatives as a business model.
Public law: how public services could be thought of in a different way to take into account digitalisation, platformisation and gender.
We welcome contributions by members of the COST Action P-WILL and by colleagues of any career level who are not members of COST P-WILL.
PLEASE NOTE that P-WILL will not be able to fund all travel and participation in the Conference.