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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 J. Grote, & C. Wagemann (Eds.), 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.

Understanding Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union (2017)
Book
Taylor, G. (2017). Understanding Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union. Emerald

On 23rd June 2016 the United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union. In this clear and concise book, Graham Taylor argues that the result is the most visible tip of an iceberg of social change that has been decades in the mak... Read More about Understanding Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union.

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.

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

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.

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.

The politics of European integration: A European labour movement in the making? (2002)
Journal Article
Taylor, G., & Mathers, A. (2002). The politics of European integration: A European labour movement in the making?. Capital and Class, 26(3), 39-60. https://doi.org/10.1177/030981680207800103

This paper explores the logical and historical determinants of European integration and reflects on the potential and dangers this presents for labour movement renewal. Through the principle of ‘subsidiarity’ a regulatory gap has been established bet... Read More about The politics of European integration: A European labour movement in the making?.

Working Paper 10. Organsing unions, organising communities? Trades unions councils and community union politics in England and Wales
Working Paper
Taylor, G., & Mathers, A. (2008). Working Paper 10. Organsing unions, organising communities? Trades unions councils and community union politics in England and Wales

The division of labour between labour economists and organisation theorists results in there being little or no (epistemic) connection between the disciplines of labour economics and organization theory, and little or no recognition of the (ontic) co... Read More about Working Paper 10. Organsing unions, organising communities? Trades unions councils and community union politics in England and Wales.


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