Capital-in-Crisis, Trade Unionism and the Question of Revolutionary Agency published

The entry of the capital relation into its epoch of structural crisis forms the basis for the development of the author’s conception of revolutionary agency. Drawing on the work and achievements of both Marx and Hungarian socialist thinker István Mészáros, May relates the emergence and deepening of the structural crisis to the decline of trade … Continue reading

The Europeanization of Industrial Relations in the Service Sector published

The service sector has not always received the attention it merits in industrial relations research when set against its enormous economic significance. One factor in this is certainly the highly diverse nature of services. Research attention has also lagged behind long-standing processes of transnationalization undertaken by service sector companies and the challenges these pose for … Continue reading

Author Stefano Agnoletto interviewed in the Toronto Star

Stefano Agnoletto, author of The Italians Who Built Toronto, was interviewed about his book in the Toronto Star. Read the interview here. After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental issues … Continue reading

Book Launch: The Italians Who Built Toronto

The Italians Who Built Toronto, by Stefano Agnoletto, will be launched between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 14 October at 305 Founders College, York University, Toronto. The evening will feature a roundtable discussion about the book. Click here to read Dr Agnoletto’s recent interview (in Italian) with the online newspaper Affari italiani.  

Stefano Agnoletto interviewed about The Italians Who Built Toronto

Stefano Agnoletto is interviewed about his new book The Italians Who Built Toronto in the Canadian publication Daily Commercial News. Dr Agnoletto, who teaches Business History at Bocconi University in Milan, talks about his research into the role of Italian immigrants in Toronto’s construction industry from the 1950s to the 1980s, describing how “a mass … Continue reading

New publication: Women and Trade Unions in France

Based on the thorough examination of French archival sources, this book examines in detail two industries in which women formed the majority of the workforce in France between 1890 and 1914. The choice of the tobacco and hat industries is particularly relevant in the sense that the tobacco industry, unlike the hat industry, was a … Continue reading

New publication: The Italians Who Built Toronto

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental issues that impacted both them and the city, including ethnic economic niching, unionization, urban proletarianization and migrants’ entrepreneurship. In addressing these issues the … Continue reading

New Publication: Radical Unions in Europe and the Future of Collective Interest Representation

This book analyses contemporary trends in radical unionism in Europe. It contains nine country case-studies that probe the limits and possibilities of trade union renewal with a focus on radical activity. The editors follow a broad definition of radical unionism, including trade union organisations that can be characterised as radical either in terms of ideology … Continue reading

Paths to Transnational Solidarity

With national industrial relations systems struggling to keep apace with the global and mobile nature of capital, the emergence of the European works council has caught the imagination of both practitioners and scholars of this institution in the last two decades. European works councils find themselves at the centre of an ever emerging European industrial … Continue reading

Inside the Unions

This book consists of a comparative analysis of policy-making in Australian and British telecommunications and printing trade unions. It tests the validity of different theoretical models of union policy-making and behaviour, whilst also assessing the strength of the book’s hypothesis, that informal micro-political influences inside unions – such as personal friendships, enmities and loyalties – … Continue reading

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