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.
Erne et al. 2024 Politicising commodification. European governance and labour politics from the financial crisis to the Covid emergency. Cambridge University Press.
Stan & Erne 2023 Pursuing an overarching commodification script through country-specific interventions? The EU’s New Economic Governance prescriptions in healthcare Socio-Economic Review
Golden & Erne 2022 Ryanair pilots: Unlikely pioneers of transnational collective action European Journal of Industrial Relations 28(4)
Szabó, Golden & Erne 2022 Why Do some Labour Alliances Succeed in Politicizing Europe Across Borders? A Comparison of the Right2Water and Fair Transport European Citizens' Initiatives Journal of Common Market Studies 60(3)
Naughton 2022 Mobilising societal power: Understanding public support for nursing strikes Industrial Relations Journal 53(2)
Stan & Erne 2021 Time for a paradigm change? Incorporating transnational processes into the analysis of the emerging European health-care system Transfer 27(3)
Stan, Erne & Gannon 2021 Bringing EU citizens together or pulling them apart? The European Health Insurance Card, east-west mobility, and the failed promise of European social integration Journal of European Social Policy 31(4)
Jordan, Maccarrone & Erne 2021 Towards a Socialisation of the EU's New Economic Governance Regime? EU labour policy interventions in Germany, Italy, Ireland and Romania (2009-2019) British Journal of Industrial Relations 59(1)
"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."