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Trade Union Responses to Immigration and Immigrant Workers in the European Context

Heather Connolly (University of Leicester), Stefania Marino and Miguel Martinez Lucio (University of Manchester) The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation: Immigrants and Trade Unions in the European Context. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2019. This new book compares and contrasts trade union responses to immigration and immigrant workers in three countries, the Netherlands, Spain, […]

Brexit planning now urgent as leave date looms

  By Rachael Elliott, Head of Thought Leadership, Business Continuity Institute & Paul Baines, Professor of Political Marketing, University of Leicester   When the referendum result was announced in June 2016, few predicted the turmoil the UK Government would find themselves in just weeks from the date set to leave the European Union. Within six […]

Markets over Morals: Neoliberal Thought Has Always Struggled to Condemn Authoritarianism

  In this blog post Dr Chris Grocott, Lecturer in Management and Economic History in ULSB, discusses his research analysing the relationship between neoliberal economic thought and morality.   The recent election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil provoked a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation journalist to speculate that the new regime’s positive stance […]

Financial Models and Society: Villains or Scapegoats?

  In this post Dr Ekaterina Svetlova, Associate Professor in Finance and Accounting in ULSB,  discusses her new book assessing the influence of financial models on markets and society. The book questions the assumption that financial markets have become a purely analytical and quantitative place and argues that human influence has not disappeared, but it […]

Austerity and Working Class Resistance: Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times

  In this blog Dr Adam Fishwick (De Montfort University) and Dr Heather Connolly (University of Leicester) discuss their new edited book, which assesses the impact and continuing development of working-class resistance in and against ‘hard times’.   Our edited collection arose from two workshops hosted by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) […]

Disagreeing on what is fair in the workplace, and what we can do about

  In this blog, Dr Rasim Kurdoglu, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 17th September 2018, discusses his research on establishing the truthfulness of ‘managerial legitimacy’ arguments, and how to adjudicate in controversial cases of employees’ claims of unfairness.   It is not uncommon to see managers who are accused of unfair decisions by […]

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