ILERA Publications Series - Call for book proposals

The ILERA is pleased to announce the second call for book proposals with the theme of comparative labour and employment relations. The term “labour and employment relations” will be interpreted broadly to include all aspects of work including labour policy, labour market analysis, labour relations and collective bargaining, human resource management, and work- and workplace- related topics. Book proposals by a single author, multiple authors, or edited volumes will all be welcome.

Books in this series will be published by ILERA in English, French or Spanish, based on the language of the manuscripts received.

A Committee of Editors was established under the leadership of Prof. Dong-One Kim (Korea University, Korea), President of ILERA, who will act as Editor-in Chief. Editorial members include: Anil Verma (University of Toronto, Canada), Annette Jobert (ENS Cachan, France), and Cecilia Senén González (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina).

To encourage members to submit high-quality book proposals, ILERA provides an incentive of 5000 USD as a contribution towards the expenses of preparing a manuscript which is accepted for publication. Future book royalties will accrue to ILERA.

The deadline for submission of the book proposal is 1 September 2016.

Proposals should elaborate on the following headlines:

  • a brief description of the theme of the book,
  • its contribution to existing knowledge in the field,
  • its novelty compared with similar previous books,
  • a summary of the structure and contents of the book,
  • the names, full contact details and institutional affiliations of the authors and editors (if necessary),
  • a curriculum vitae of all contributors, and g) a proposed time-table for completion of the manuscript.

Proposals can be sent by e-mail to

The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) was established in 1966 and its general purpose is to promote the study of labour and employment relations throughout the world in the relevant academic disciplines, by such means as:

  • encouraging the establishment and development of national associations of industrial relations specialists;
  • facilitating the spread of information about significant developments in research and education in the field of industrial relations;
  • organising worldwide and regional congresses;
  • and promoting internationally planned research, by organising study groups on particular topics.

Today the Association has over 1,000 members worldwide including prominent industrial relations scholars and practitioners and 34 national associations and 1 regional association who together form the ILERA Council.

An ILERA World Congress is convened every 3 years, where professionals interested in all aspects of labour and employment relations meet to share ideas about new developments, ideas and practices in the field. The last ILERA World Congress took place in Cape Town, South Africa from 7 to 11 September 2015 and the next one will be helt in Korea in 2018.

ILERA also organizes, through its national affiliates, regional congresses. In 2016, the 11th European Regional Congress will take place in Milano, Italy from 8 to 10 September 2016, under the general theme "The Future of Representation". Also in 2016, from 1 to 3 November, the China Association for Labour Studies will organize the 9th Asian Regional Congress  under the theme "The Implications of Economic Transformation and Innovation in Labour and Employment Relations and Human Resources, and the Responses". In 2017, the regional congresses for the Americas and Africa will be held in Argentina and in Kinshasa, DRC (more news will follow when available.

The second edition of the Luis Aparicio Prize also took place in 2015. After a call for nominations, 13 very qualified nominations were received. The selection committee, chaired by Prof. Anil Verma, finally decided that the prize would go to Chris F. Wright, from Australia.

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  • The aim of the ILERA is of a purely scientific character, without regard to political, philosophic or religious considerations. The Association does not endorse opinions on policy questions.

    The secretariat of the association is located in the Governance and Tripartism Department of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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