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Regional pay? The public/private sector pay differential
Regional pay? The public/private sector pay differential. Regional Studies . This paper extends the debate on making public sector wages more responsive to those in the private sector. The way in which the public/private sector wage differential is calculated dramatically...
English national identity, resentment and the leave vote
The results of the EU referendum in the United Kingdom came just in time to add some comments to our newly published book, Nation Class and Resentment: the politics of national identity in England Scotland and Wales . In these comments, we claimed the results tended to...
Interviewing in the 'interview society': making visible the biographical work of producing accounts for interviews
The contemporary period has seen the emergence of a society where interviews are pervasive: the ‘interview society’ (Atkinson and Silverman, 1997). Undertaking qualitative research within this ‘interview society’ has methodological implications for our understanding of the...
'Language in autobiographical narratives: Motivation, capital and transnational imaginations
Language, Discourse & Society, vol. 5, no. 1(9), 2017
Labour is part of the team; A manual for campaigning in mega-sporting events
There are many ways of looking at global sports and the mega-events that they have created. This manual examines global sports mega-events from the point of view of the unions that represent the workers who make them possible – not the athletes and coaches, but primarily the...
Employee share ownership and organisational performance: a tentative opening of the black box
Vol. 46 Issue: 7, pp.1280-1296
City-Region Building and Geohistorical Matters
Book chapter in Reanimating Regions , Riding, J. and Jones, M. (eds).
Reanimating Regions: Culture, Politics and Performance
Despite taking up an identifiable place within the geographical imagination in scholarship and beyond, region remains a relatively forgotten, under-used, and in part under-theorised term. Reanimating Regions marks the continued reinvigoration of a set of disciplinary debates...
Chinese multinationals: threat to, or opportunity for, trade unions?
There is a growing literature on global Chinese companies, but this tends to be at a very general level. There is little research to date on the effect of Chinese involvement on workers and their unions. Although focussed on one company, SINOHYDRO, this paper addresses...