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2016

  • The discursive reconstruction of poor electoral performance: the British Trotskyist left and the 2010 General Election, Journal of Political Ideologies, 21(1): 78-98.

2015

  • Ethical Socialism and the Trade Unions: Allan Flanders and British Industrial Relations Reform, New York: Routledge, 246 pp, paperback edition.
  • (with Alison Johnston, Alexia Katsanidou and Philip Pollock) Sharing the rewards but dividing the costs: The electoral consequences of social pacts in Western Europe, West European Politics, 38(1): 206-227.
  • In from the cold? Ben Roberts and Conservative industrial relations reform, Industrial Relations Journal, 46(2): 100-16.
  • Conflict: trends and forms of collective action, Employee Relations, 37(6): 1-13.

2014

  • (with Kerstin Hamann) Social pacts, in J. Magone (ed.) Routledge Handbook of European Politics, Abingdon: Routledge.

2013

  • (with Kerstin Hamann and Alison Johnston) Striking concessions from governments: The outcomes of general strikes in Western Europe 1980-2009, Comparative Politics, 46(1). (4*)
  • (with Kerstin Hamann and Alison Johnston) Unions against governments: general strikes in Western Europe 1980-2006, Comparative Political Studies, 46(9): 1030-57. (4*)
  • (with Carola Frege) (eds) Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy, Abingdon:Routledge, 460 pp.
  • (with Carola Frege) Introduction: global challenges at work, in C.M. Frege and J. Kelly (eds) Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • (with Carola Frege) Theoretical perspectives in comparative employment relations, in C.M. Frege and J. Kelly (eds) Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • The United Kingdom, in C.M. Frege and J. Kelly (eds) Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Social democracy: objectives, options and agencies, Renewal, 20(4): 70-72.

2012

  • (with Vidu Badigannavar) Do labour laws protect labour in India? Union experiences of workplace regulations in Maharashtra, India, Industrial Law Journal, 41(4): 439-70 (ABS 3*)
  • The decline of British trade unionism: markets, actors and institutions, Industrial Relations Journal, 43(4): 348-358. (ABS 2*)
  • (with Kerstin Hamann and Alison Johnston) Generalstreiks in Westeuropa, Luxemburg, 2012/2, July, 96-102. Reprinted in A. Gallas, J.Nowak and F. Wilde (eds) Politische Streiks im Europa der Krise, Verlag-Hamburg: VSA pp. 107-13.
  • (with Kerstin Hamann and Alison Johnston) Generalstreiks in Westeuropa, Luxemburg, 2012/2, July, 96-102.
  • Marxism and trade unionism, International Union Rights, 18(4): 16-17.

2011

  • (with Kerstin Hamann) Parties, Elections, and Policy Reforms in Western Europe: Voting for Social Pacts, Abingdon: Routledge, 224 pp.
  • (with Carola Frege and Pat McGovern) Richard Hyman: Marxism, trade unionism and comparative employment relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 49(2): 209-230. (ABS 4*)
  • (with Vidu Badigannavar) Partnership and organizing: an empirical assessment of two contrasting approaches to union revitalization in the UK, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32(1): 5-27. (ABS 3*)
  • (with Zhaohong Lin and Linda Trenberth) Antecedents and consequences of the introduction of flexible benefit plans in China, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (5), 1128- 1145. (ABS 3*)
  • Eric Shaw and the two dimensions of social democracy, British Politics, 6(1): 110-114.
  • Theories of collective action and trade union power, in G. Gall, R. Hurd and A. Wilkinson (eds) International Handbook on Labour Unions: Responses to Neo-Liberalism, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 13-28.

2010

  • Ethical Socialism and the Trade Unions: Allan Flanders and British Industrial Relations Reform, New York: Routledge, 246 pp.
  • (with Zhaohong Lin and Linda Trenberth) The development and implications of China’s employee benefit systems. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 48 (3), 287-301. (ABS 2*)
  • (with Kerstin Hamann) The puzzle of trade union strength in Western Europe since 1980, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 45(4): 646-657. Reprinted in Vamos a Cambiar El Mundo, February 2011.

2009

  • (with Ed Heery) Working for the Union: British Trade Union Officers, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 244 pp, paperback edition.
  • State of the unions, BBK Birkbeck Magazine, Spring, 24-25.

2008

  • (with Kerstin Hamann) Varieties of capitalism and industrial relations, in P. Blyton, N. Bacon, J. Fiorito and E. Heery (eds) The Sage Handbook of Industrial Relations, London:  Sage, pp.129-148.
  • (with Linda Clarke, Eddie Donnelly, Richard Hyman, Sonia McKay and Sian Moore), What’s the Point of Industrial Relations?, London: BUIRA, December, 20pp.

2007

  • (with Kerstin Hamann) Party politics and the re-emergence of social pacts in Western Europe, Comparative Political Studies, 40(8): 971-994. (4*)
  • (with Kerstin Hamann) When do governments choose to negotiate labor market  reforms with trade unions?, Prospect (in Korean), 4: 73-89.

2006

  • Bringing the state back in, Labor History, 47(2): 252-258. (ABS 3*)
  • Labour movements and worker mobilization, in S. Ackroyd, R. Batt, P.Thompson & P. Tolbert (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organisation, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2005), paperback edition, pp. 283-304.

2005

  • (with Vidu Badigannavar) Why are some union organizing campaigns more successful than others?, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(3): 515-535 (ABS 4*).
  • (with Vidu Badigannavar) Labour-management partnership in the non-union retail sector, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(8): 1535-550. (ABS 3*)
  • Social movement theory and union revitalization in Britain, in S. Fernie and D. Metcalf (eds) Trade Unions: Resurgence or Demise?, London: Routledge, pp.62-82.
  • Social partnership agreements in Britain, in M. Stuart and M. Martinez Lucio (eds) Partnership and Modernization in Employment Relations, London: Routledge, pp.188-209.
  • (with Carola Frege) Variedades do sindicalismo no mundo capitalista avancado, Democracia e Mundo do Trabalho, 1(1): 50-56.
  • (with Kerstin Hamann) The revival of union-government social pacts in Europe, Perspectives on Work, 9(1): 41-43.

2004

  • (edited, with Carola Frege) Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 226 pp.
  • (with Carola Frege) Union strategies in comparative perspective, in C. M.  Frege & J. Kelly (eds) Varieties of Unionism: Strategies of Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.31-44.
  • (with Kerstin Hamann) Unions as political actors: a recipe for revitalization?, in ibid, pp.93-116.
  • (with Carola Frege) Conclusions: varieties of unionism, in ibid., pp. 181-95.
  • (edited, with Paul Willman) Union Organization and Activity, London: Routledge, 205 pp.
  • (with Paul Willman) Introduction, in J. Kelly and P. Willman (eds) Union Organization and Activity, London: Routledge, pp.1-6.
  • (with Paul Willman) Conclusions, in ibid., pp.164-69.
  • (with Vidu Badignannavar) Union organizing, in ibid., pp.32-50.
  • (with Vidu Badignannavar) Labour–management partnership in the UK public sector, in ibid., pp.110-28.
  • Social partnership agreements in Britain: labor co-operation and compliance, Industrial Relations, 43(1): 267-92.  (ABS 4*)
  • Industrial relations approaches to the employment relationship, in J.A. Coyle-Shapiro et al (eds) The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 48-64.

2003

  • (with Kerstin Hamann) The domestic sources of differences in labour market policies, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(4): 639-63. (ABS 4*)
  • (with Ed Heery and Jeremy Waddington) Union revitalization in Britain, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 9(1): 79-97. (ABS 3*)
  • (with Carola Frege) Union revitalization strategies in comparative perspective, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 9(1): 7-24. (ABS 3*)
  • Social partnership: myth and reality, GFTU Federation News, Autumn, 53(2): 19-20.
  • (with Kerstin Hamann) Neubelebung der Gewerkscaften durch politiisches Handeln?, WSI Mittteilungen, 56(9): 528-33. Reprinted  as ‘Die Wiederbelebung der Gewerkscaften’ in Frankfurter Rundschau, 23 October. Reprinted as ‘L’azione poilitica come strategia di rilancio del sindicato. Uno studio comaparato’. Quaderni Rassegna Sindicale Lavori, 4(4): 95-105.

2002

  • (ed.) Industrial Relations: Critical Perspectives On Business And Management, Five Volumes, London: Routledge, 1930 pp.
  • General introduction, in J. Kelly (ed.) Industrial Relations: critical perspectives on business and management, Volume 1, London: Routledge, pp. 25-46.
  • Union Revival: Organising Around the World, London: Trades Union Congress, 20 pp.
  • Comrades are on the march again, New Statesman, 18-19, 28 January.

2001

  • Social partnership agreements: who gains, who loses? Candid: Magazine of the GMB London Region, 5, July.

2000

  • Mobilization and class struggle: a reply to Gall, Historical Materialism, 7: 167-173. (ABS 1*)
  • Social democracy and anti-communism: Allan Flanders and British industrial relations in the early postwar period, in A. Campbell, N. Fishman & J. McIlroy (eds) British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics Volume One: Consensus and Boom, 1945-64, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 192-221.
  • Unions in the new millennium, Labour Research, 89(1): 11-13, January

1999

  • The Cold War never happened, or how not to write industrial relations history, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, 8: 127-136.
  • Who wins, who loses, in partnership deals?, IPA Magazine, 642: 12-13, November.

1998

  • Rethinking Industrial Relations: Mobilization, Collectivism And Long Waves, London: Routledge, 191 pp.
  • Scientific management, in N. Nicholson (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour, Oxford: Blackwell, 1995. Reprinted in C.L. Cooper & C. Argyris (eds) The Concise Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Management, Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 215-216.

Professor John Kelly