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  • James Monroe Professor of Politics


  • BA, Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1983
  • MA, Yale University, 1985
  • PhD, Yale University, 1989


Teaching Interests:

Comparative Political Economy, Welfare State, Comparative Politics, West European Politics, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations, Socialism, Left Politics and Parties.

Research Interests:

Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Capitalist Societies, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations, Social Democratic, Labor and Left Parties.

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Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation: European Industrial Relations Since the 1970s [co-author Lucio Baccaro] (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017). 262 pages.

“Unhinged: Industrial Relations Liberalization and Capitalist Instability” [with Lucio Baccaro]. Max Planck Institute Discussion Paper #17/19 (2017), pp.1-30.

“Regulating Class in the Neoliberal Era: The Role of the State in the Restructuring of Work and Employment Relations” for Work, Employment and Society 30:4 (August 2016), pp. 573-589.

“The Changing Relationship Between Labor and the State in Contemporary Capitalism” Law, Culture and the Humanities 11:1 (February 2015), pp 6-16.

“A Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism” (co-author Lucio Baccaro), Politics & Society 39:4 (December 2011), pp. 521-564.

“Rethinking Institutions and Institutional Change in European Industrial Relations” (co-author Rebecca Kolins Givan), British Journal of Industrial Relations 49:2 (June 2011), pp. 231-255.