Until recently, European labour politics has mainly been shaped by horizontal EU market integration through the free movement of goods, capital, services and people. After 2011, the latter has been complemented by vertical EU integration through the direct surveillance of EU member states. The resulting new EU governance regime opens contradictory possibilities for labour movements in Europe.

New findings:

Nowak & Erne (forth.) Unions and Politics Agenda Publishing

Maccarrone, Erne & Golden (forth.) The European Union. A Significant Player in Labour Policymaking Edward Elgar

Golden & Erne 2022 Ryanair Pilots. Unlikely pioneers of transnational collective action European Journal of Industrial Relations 28 (4)

Naughton 2022 Mobilising societal power: Understanding public support for nursing strikes Industrial Relations Journal 53 (2)

Stan & Erne 2021 Bringing society back into our understanding of European cross-border care Journal of European Social Policy 31 (4)

"This European Research Council project aims to explore the challenges and possibilities that the new EU governance regime poses to labour politics and the methodological nationalism in the field." 

Roland Erne

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