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Inclusion: The DNA of leadership and change (2019)
Report
Bolden, R., Adelaine, A., Warren, S., Gulati, A., Conley, H., & Jarvis, C. (in press). Inclusion: The DNA of leadership and change

This report, commissioned by the NHS Leadership Academy, sets out the evidence base for Building Leadership For Inclusion (BLFI) – an ambitious new programme of work that aims to (1) raise the level of ambition, (2) quicken the pace of change, and (... Read More about Inclusion: The DNA of leadership and change.

Decentralisation and the gender pay gap in the UK context: Case studies (2018)
Book Chapter
Coney, H., Healy, G., Martins, P., & Warren, S. (2019). Decentralisation and the gender pay gap in the UK context: Case studies. In D. Gottardi, G. Healy, B. Mikolajczyk, M. Peruzzi, & H. Conley (Eds.), The Gender Pay Gap and Social Prtnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap"Routledge

This chapter considers the UK case from the perspective of local government, financial services sector and rail (infrastructure) sector. Following the aims of the ‘Close the Deal, Fill the Gap’ project, this UK-focused chapter considers the interacti... Read More about Decentralisation and the gender pay gap in the UK context: Case studies.

The Gender Pay Gap and Social Partnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap" (2018)
Book
Conley, H., Gottardi, D., Healy, G., & Barbara, M. (2019). H. Conley, D. Gottardi, G. Healy, M. Barbara, & P. Marco (Eds.), The Gender Pay Gap and Social Partnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap". Routledge

The gender pay gap (GPG) exists in every European country, but it varies considerably, even in EU member states covered by the same legal principles on pay equality. Part of the variation can be explained by different patterns of social partnership.... Read More about The Gender Pay Gap and Social Partnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap".

National frameworks and the gender pay gap in Italy, Poland and the UK: Comparing oranges with apples? (2018)
Book Chapter
Conley, H., Mattei, A., Torbus, U., & Joanna, N. (2019). National frameworks and the gender pay gap in Italy, Poland and the UK: Comparing oranges with apples?. In H. Conley, D. Gottardi, G. Healy, M. Barbara, & P. Marco (Eds.), The Gender Pay Gap and Social Prtnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap"Routledge

This chapter considers the legal, economic and industrial relations context with reference to the three countries on which the research focuses: Italy, Poland and the UK. As the title of the chapter suggests, drawing on Locke and Thelen’s (1995) sem... Read More about National frameworks and the gender pay gap in Italy, Poland and the UK: Comparing oranges with apples?.

Transparency and the gender pay gap (2018)
Book Chapter
Conley, H., & Torbus, U. (2019). Transparency and the gender pay gap. In H. Conley, D. Gottardi, G. Healy, & B. Mikolajczyk (Eds.), The Gender Pay Gap and Social Prtnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap"Routledge

Transparency is central to the concept of equal pay since, without it, equality or the lack of it cannot be established. Despite this seemingly obvious logic there remains a failure in social, economic and legal systems to deliver transparent pay sy... Read More about Transparency and the gender pay gap.

The Good, the Not So Good and the Ugly: Gender Equality, Equal Pay and Austerity in English Local Government (2018)
Journal Article
Conley, H., & Page, M. (2018). The Good, the Not So Good and the Ugly: Gender Equality, Equal Pay and Austerity in English Local Government. Work, Employment and Society, 32(4), 789-805. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018768207

© The Author(s) 2018. Drawing on theories of responsive and reflexive legislation and gender mainstreaming, this article examines the implementation of the gender equality duty and the Single Status Agreement in five English local authorities between... Read More about The Good, the Not So Good and the Ugly: Gender Equality, Equal Pay and Austerity in English Local Government.

Advancing gender equality in the construction sector through public procurement: Making effective use of responsive regulation (2018)
Journal Article
Wright, T., & Conley, H. (in press). Advancing gender equality in the construction sector through public procurement: Making effective use of responsive regulation. Economic and Industrial Democracy, https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X17745979

© 2018, The Author(s) 2018. Labour market segregation continues to be a major barrier to gender equality, with the construction industry an example of a particularly male-dominated sector. Drawing on evidence from the Women into Construction project,... Read More about Advancing gender equality in the construction sector through public procurement: Making effective use of responsive regulation.

Gender equality and political change in Northern Ireland (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Warren, S., & Conley, H. (2017, August). Gender equality and political change in Northern Ireland. Paper presented at European Sociological Conference

Most examples of political change in recent times have had negative connotations for equality. By comparison equality has been at the centre of positive political change in Northern Ireland (NI). Stemming from the Belfast Agreement in 1998, non-dis... Read More about Gender equality and political change in Northern Ireland.

A review of action plans developed by public authorities in relation to their statutory equality and good relations duties (2017)
Report
relation to their statutory equality and good relations duties

This review, commissioned by the Equality Commission for NI (Commission), examines the development of Equality Action Plans (EAPs) by public authorities in Northern Ireland. The statutory equality and good relations duties set out in s.75 of the Nort... Read More about A review of action plans developed by public authorities in relation to their statutory equality and good relations duties.

Revisiting Jewson and Mason: The politics of gender equality in UK local government in a cold climate (2016)
Journal Article
Conley, H., & Page, M. (2017). Revisiting Jewson and Mason: The politics of gender equality in UK local government in a cold climate. Gender, Work and Organization, 24(1), 7-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12135

In 1986 Nick Jewson and David Mason published their seminal article ‘The Theory and Practice of Equal Opportunities Policies: Liberal and Radical Approaches’ in The Sociological Review. Their analysis of the different discourses used to both promote... Read More about Revisiting Jewson and Mason: The politics of gender equality in UK local government in a cold climate.

Gender equality in the UK: Is reflexive and responsive legislation the way forward? (2016)
Book Chapter
Conley, H. (2016). Gender equality in the UK: Is reflexive and responsive legislation the way forward?. In C. Bauschke-Urban, & I. Jungwirth (Eds.), Gender and Diversity Studies in European PerspectivesVerlag Barbara Budrich

This chapter examines an experiment with different approaches to the law usually referred to as responsive and reflexive legislation. It outlines the theoretical underpinning of responsive legislation (Nonet and Selznik, 1979/2001) and its later dev... Read More about Gender equality in the UK: Is reflexive and responsive legislation the way forward?.

A review of available information on the use of impact assessment in public policy formulation and in contributing to the fulfilment of statutory duties (2016)
Report
Conley, H. (2016). A review of available information on the use of impact assessment in public policy formulation and in contributing to the fulfilment of statutory duties

This report provides a review of a range of information on the use of impact assessment in public policy formation and particularly in relation to statutory duties placed on public authorities. The first section charts the antecedents of equality imp... Read More about A review of available information on the use of impact assessment in public policy formulation and in contributing to the fulfilment of statutory duties.

Trade unions, equal pay and the law in the UK (2014)
Journal Article
Conley, H. (2014). Trade unions, equal pay and the law in the UK. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 35(2), 309-323. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X13480410

Trade unions in the UK have traditionally followed a voluntarist strategy that has preferred collective bargaining and avoided the use of the law wherever possible. The exception to this has been in relation to the pursuit of equal pay between women... Read More about Trade unions, equal pay and the law in the UK.

Gender Equality in Public Services: Chasing the Dream (2014)
Book
Conley, H., & Page, M. (2014). Gender Equality in Public Services: Chasing the Dream. Routledge

This is the introduction and Chapter 1 from the book 'Gender Equality in Public Services: Chasing the Dream'

Using equality to challenge austerity: New actors, old problems (2012)
Journal Article
Conley, H. (2012). Using equality to challenge austerity: New actors, old problems. Work, Employment and Society, 26(2), 349-359. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017011432906

This article critically examines the potential for 'new actors' in industrial relations to use developments in equality law to challenge government economic policy. The author draws on documentary analysis of the Fawcett Society's attempt to gain a j... Read More about Using equality to challenge austerity: New actors, old problems.

Still 'a good job for a woman'? Women teachers' experiences of modernization in England and Wales (2011)
Journal Article
Conley, H., & Jenkins, S. (2011). Still 'a good job for a woman'? Women teachers' experiences of modernization in England and Wales. Gender, Work and Organization, 18(5), 488-507. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0432.2011.00573.x

This article examines women teachers' experiences of modernization in schools in England and Wales. The article explores the impact of modernization on their work and non-work lives and why, in some cases, modernization has made it impossible for the... Read More about Still 'a good job for a woman'? Women teachers' experiences of modernization in England and Wales.