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Social movement theory and trade union organizing (2018)
Book Chapter
Mathers, A., Upchurch, M., & Taylor, G. (2018). Social movement theory and trade union organizing. In G. Grote (Ed.), Social Movements and Organized Labour: Passions and InterestsAshgate

Applies the ideas associated with radical political unionism to analyse the crisis of trade unionism and union organizing.

Nonviolent resistance: A radically alternative mental health nursing practice? (2018)
Journal Article
Batterham, M., Cousins, L., Wilson, R., & Mathers, A. (2018). Nonviolent resistance: A radically alternative mental health nursing practice?

This article is focussed on working with parents and carers to develop nonviolent resistance (NVR) as a means of addressing controlling and self-destructive behaviours exhibited by their children. This practice is discussed as an alternative form of... Read More about Nonviolent resistance: A radically alternative mental health nursing practice?.

Book review: Jodi Dean, Crowds and Party; Donatella della Porta et al, Movement Parties against Austerity; Richard Seymour, Corbyn (2017)
Journal Article
Mathers, A. (2017). Book review: Jodi Dean, Crowds and Party; Donatella della Porta et al, Movement Parties against Austerity; Richard Seymour, Corbyn. Interface, 9(2), 389-444

The crisis of neoliberalism and the associated austerity politics generated a global wave of protests which in turn has produced a renewed interest amongst activists and academics for political parties as means of expressing social movements and addr... Read More about Book review: Jodi Dean, Crowds and Party; Donatella della Porta et al, Movement Parties against Austerity; Richard Seymour, Corbyn.

Trade unions and Euroscepticism: The crisis of 'social Europe' (2017)
Book Chapter
Mathers, A., Milner, S., & Taylor, G. (2017). Trade unions and Euroscepticism: The crisis of 'social Europe'. In N. Startin, & S. Underwood (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of EuroscepticismRoutledge

A contribution to the debate over Euroscepticism in relation to civil society associations.

Engaging sociologists: An A-Level tutoring and mentoring outreach project with 2nd year undergraduate students (2017)
Journal Article
Waller, R., Mathers, A., Savidge, P., Flook, G., & Hamm, D. (2017). Engaging sociologists: An A-Level tutoring and mentoring outreach project with 2nd year undergraduate students

This article is a collaborative piece of work co-written by two university academic staff (AM and RW), an FE college lecturer (PS), and two undergraduate students (GF and DH) who recently participated in the tutor/mentor scheme. The university academ... Read More about Engaging sociologists: An A-Level tutoring and mentoring outreach project with 2nd year undergraduate students.

Towards radical political unionism? (2014)
Book Chapter
Upchurch, M., Mathers, A., & Taylor, G. (2014). Towards radical political unionism?. In C. Phelan, H. Connolly, & L. Kretsos (Eds.), Radical Unions in Europe and the Future of Collective Interest Representation, 29-48. Peter Lang

Membership, influence and voice: A discussion of trade union renewal in the french context (2013)
Journal Article
Milner, S., & Mathers, A. (2013). Membership, influence and voice: A discussion of trade union renewal in the french context. Industrial Relations Journal, 44(2), 122-138. https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12010

Union density in France has fallen to exceptionally low levels, yet unions are able to mobilise millions of supporters against government austerity measures. Some authors therefore argue that the union revitalisation literature overemphasises density... Read More about Membership, influence and voice: A discussion of trade union renewal in the french context.

Neoliberal Globalization and Trade Unionism: Toward Radical Political Unionism? (2012)
Journal Article
Mathers, A., Upchurch, M., & Mathers, A. (2012). Neoliberal Globalization and Trade Unionism: Toward Radical Political Unionism?. Critical Sociology, 38(2), 265-280. https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920510396384

This article revisits the question of changing forms of trade unionism within the context of neoliberal globalization. While broadly accepting the argument that globalization might encourage the development of more radical forms of unionism as surviv... Read More about Neoliberal Globalization and Trade Unionism: Toward Radical Political Unionism?.

Beyond 'political economism': New identities for unions in Western Europe? (2012)
Journal Article
Taylor, G., Mathers, A., & Upchurch, M. (2012). Beyond 'political economism': New identities for unions in Western Europe?. Capital and Class, 36(1), 17-34. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309816811428664

This article engages critically with Richard Hyman's work on union identity and European integration. It includes a sympathetic review of Hyman's contribution to the debate on these topics over the past two decades, alongside a critique of Hyman's ap... Read More about Beyond 'political economism': New identities for unions in Western Europe?.

Beyond the chains that bind: The political crisis of unions in Western Europe (2011)
Journal Article
Taylor, G., Mathers, A., & Upchurch, M. (2011). Beyond the chains that bind: The political crisis of unions in Western Europe. Labor History, 52(3), 287-305. https://doi.org/10.1080/0023656X.2011.600541

The dynamics of neo-liberal restructuring have generated serious tensions in the institutional alignments between social democratic political parties and labor unions in Western Europe. This article explores the origins,development and consequences o... Read More about Beyond the chains that bind: The political crisis of unions in Western Europe.

Learning across borders: A European way? (2010)
Book Chapter
Mathers, A. (2010). Learning across borders: A European way?. In M. Novelli, & A. Ferus-Comelo (Eds.), Globalization, Knowlege and Labour, 155-181. Routledge

The crisis of "social democratic" unionism: The "opening up" of civil society and the prospects for union renewal in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany (2009)
Journal Article
Mathers, A., Upchurch, M., Taylor, G., & Mathers, A. (2009). The crisis of "social democratic" unionism: The "opening up" of civil society and the prospects for union renewal in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Labor Studies Journal, 34(4), 519-542. https://doi.org/10.1177/0160449X08324739

This article defines and explores the crisis of social democratic trade unionism in three countries in western Europe. The authors contend that a particularized form of postwar trade union orientation was socially constructed in Britain, Germany, and... Read More about The crisis of "social democratic" unionism: The "opening up" of civil society and the prospects for union renewal in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Researching resistance to neoliberal globalization: Engaged ethnography as solidarity and praxis (2007)
Journal Article
Mathers, A., & Novelli, M. (2007). Researching resistance to neoliberal globalization: Engaged ethnography as solidarity and praxis. Globalizations, 4(2), 229-249. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747730701345259

In this paper we investigate the process of carrying out ethnographic studies of organized resistance to neoliberal globalization. We do so by drawing upon the critical and public social science of Bourdieu and Santos, two highly influential opponent... Read More about Researching resistance to neoliberal globalization: Engaged ethnography as solidarity and praxis.

Vers un mouvement social européen? (2005)
Book Chapter
Mathers, A. (2005). Vers un mouvement social européen?. In P. Di Borgo (Ed.), Vues de l’Europe d’en Bas’L'Harmattan