Trade Unionism: Changing Contexts And Shifting Paradigms

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Series description

The debate on trade union change, renewal and contexts has been a central part of labour and employment relations for many years. There are many complex and changing dynamics within the labour movement in terms of new forms of trade union strategies, changing organisational structures, more complex relations with employers and the state, and new spaces of representation and communication.

There are new forms of trade union and collective worker activity in relation to local and community spaces related to new forms of precarious work, new forms of trade union and collective worker engagement with a diverse set of worker constituencies, and innovative forms of transnational and communicative organisation.

This series focuses on trade unions in terms of a range of relevant changes and developments internally and in relation to the social, economic and political environment. The series is an attempt to provide a space, not just for established academics, but for emerging commentators and researchers.

The aim is to provide a more innovative space and variety of voices engaging with regards to the debate on and within trade unionism. To this extent, we also welcome books that involve discussants, roundtables and conference presentations and not just standard monographs and edited collections, although these latter forms will constitute the core of the series. All book proposals are refereed and evaluated by a range of academics.

The series also aims to present a series of interventions that are thorough and well-grounded in terms of their analysis but that are also innovative and provocative in terms of their impact on debates and reflections on worker organisation and representation. The series attempts to be reflective and to ground interventions in awareness of the social, economic, political and historical context. All texts in the series will publish in paperback after 18 months of hardback sale.

Series editors:

Dr Andy Hodder
University of Birmingham

Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio
University of Manchester

Advisory Board

Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme (University of Birmingham, UK)
Heather Connolly (Leicester University, UK)
Tony Dundon (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Jane Holgate (Leeds University, UK)
Jean Jenkins (Cardiff University, UK)
John Kelly (Birkbeck, University of London)
Nathan Lillie (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Marti Lopez Andreu (Leicester University, UK)
Robert MacKenzie (Karlstad University, Sweden)
Stefania Marino (University of Manchester, UK)
Jo McBride (Durham University, UK)
Sian Moore (University of Greenwich, UK)
Stephen Mustchin (University of Manchester, UK)
Paul Nowak (Trades Union Congress, UK)
Valeria Pulignano (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Melanie Simms (Glasgow University, UK)
Maite Tapia (Michigan State University, USA)
Peter Turnbull (Bristol University, UK)
Kurt Vandaele (European Trade Union Institute, Belgium)
Chris F Wright (University of Sydney, Australia)

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editors via email:

Dr Andy Hodder, University of Birmingham,
Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio, University of Manchester,

Please visit the Emerald Author Resource page to download the new book proposal form.