Work, employment and civil society with a focus on:
Civil Society Organisations, advocacy, legitimacy
-Organisation, voice, and representation in the policy process
The changing nature of work and employment
-Quality work and European employment policy
-Frontline service sector work
-Extreme forms of labour degradation such as forced labour
An emerging area of interest that links both specialisms is an on-going project on the role of international NGOs in combatting forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry. This project assesses the evidence base on the Uzbek case and extends the use of management theory.
Darren has co-supervised a PhD to completion and welcomes discussions about possible PhD supervision.
He welcomes knowledge exchange enquiries and is currently leading on a project entitled ‘Assessing ways of working’ with a welfare rights organisation in Glasgow.
Research income includes funding from the Scottish Funding Council (£5,000) and the Moffat Charitable Trust (£50,000).
Darren has 4 articles at various stages of the review process in: Organization, European Management Review, and Economic and Industrial Democracy