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  • Mobilising for change: The first successful European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Water is a Human Right’; paper presented at the ETUI Monthly Forum; Brussels/Belgium, 22 January 2015. http://www.epsu.org/a/11120 See also video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOYEpjRbGis
  • Exploitation and resistance: a comparative analysis of the Chinese cheap labour electronics and high-value added IT sectors; paper presented (together with Chun-Yi Lee) at the workshop Chinese labour in the global economy, University of Nottingham; 11 and 12 September 2014.
  • Any New Class in Sight? Conceptualising the Precariat, paper presented at the LABOUR RELATIONS IN CONTEXT (LRC) workshop; Düsseldorf, 27 and 28 May 2013.
  • Globalisation and the Role of States: Rethinking the Contribution of Nicos Poulantzas, paper presented together with Adam Morton at the workshop ‘Mit Poulantzas arbeiten’; Wien, 14 to 15 December 2012.
  • Social Europe and the Eurozone crisis: the importance of the balance of class power in society, paper presented at the workshop ‘Quo vadis, social Europe? The Internal Market and socio-economic issues in the context of the European crisis; Brussels/Belgium, 6 and 7 December 2012.
  • The global financial crisis, uneven and combined development and the role of labour: what prospects for transnational solidarity?, paper presented at the 2012 International BISA-ISA conference, Edinburgh/UK, 20 – 22 June 2012.
  • Who is in Charge? Democracy versus Technocracy – The limits of democratic representation within a globalized economy, paper presented at the second Greek Public Policy Forum ‘No Country for Old Systems? Democracy, Technocracy, and the Markets’; University of Nottingham, 17 March 2012. [Download]
  • The global financial crisis, uneven and combined development and the role of labour: what prospects for transnational solidarity?, paper presented at the Critical Labour Studies 8th Symposium; University of Salford, 18 – 19 February 2012.
  • Uneven and combined development and unequal exchange: the second wind of neoliberal ‘free trade’, paper presented together with Adam Morton at the workshop ‘Trade unions, free trade and the problem of transnational solidarity’ at Nottingham University; 2 – 3 December 2011.
  • Axis of Evil or Access to Diesel?: Spaces of New Imperialism and the Iraq War, paper presented together with Adam Morton at the 8th Annual Historical Materialism Conference;, London, 11-13 November 2011.
  • Small Nordic Countries and Globalisation: Analysing Norwegian exceptionalism, paper presented at the 10th conference of the European Sociological Association ‘Social Relations in Turbulent Times’; Geneva, 7 – 10 September 2011.
  • The will-o’-the-wisp of the Transnational State, paper presented together with Adam Morton at the 52nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association; Montréal/Canada,; 16 – 19 March 2011;
  • Transnational solidarity, labour movements and the problem of international free trade, paper presented together with Bruno Ciccaglione and John Hilary on the panel ‘Structures and Strategies in the Emerging Global Labor Movement’ at the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology; Gothenburg/Sweden, 11 – 17 July 2010;
  • The global financial crisis and trade unions: labour’s challenges as well as possible strategies in the new global order, paper presented together with Ingemar Lindberg and Werner Sauerborn at the workshop ‘Globalisation and Transnational Solidarity’, Norrköping University/Sweden; 9 to 10 November 2009.
  • The Transnationalisation of the State: A neo-Gramscian Perspective, paper presented at the workshop ‘From the International to the Transnational’, University of York/UK; 16 October 2009.
  • The EU, Global Europe and the extension of neo-liberal restructuring in a process of uneven and combined development, paper presented at the conference ‘Globalisation and European Integration: The Nature of the Beast’, University of Warwick/UK; 5-6 June 2009.
  • Trade unions and the World and European Social Forums: a move towards social movement unionism?, paper presented at the conference ‘Trade union and social movements – what is in it for us?’; Oslo, 16-17 October 2008.
  • What future strategy for the global working class? Challenges and organisational tasks, paper presented at the seminar ‘Future Strategies of the Global Working Class at the fifth European Social Forum; Malmö/Sweden, 17-21 September 2008.
  • Globalisation, neo-liberal restructuring and rising inequality: the response of European labour; paper presented at the conference ‘Globalization and Inequality: Reflections on the Development of a Divided World’, European University Institute; Florence, 11-13 June 2008.
  • Der Kampf für ein soziales Europa: Gewerkschafen als transnationale Akteure in der europäischen Integration?; paper presented at the Department of Political Science, Universität Köln, 2 June 2008.
  • Transnational solidarity or conflict? Trade unions and neo-liberal restructuring in Europe; paper presented at the conference ‘Society and Free Trade in a Global World’ at the Instituto Barcelona de Relaciones Internacionales, 21-22 February 2008.
  • How do national trade unions react to European integration? Interdisciplinary round table; paper presented at the conference Towards Transnational Trade Union Representation? National Trade Unions and European Integration at Bochum University, 6-8 December 2007.
  • Labour, new social movements and the resistance to neo-liberal restructuring in Europe: the Case of the Coalition for Green and Social Procurement, paper presented at the Historical Materialism annual conference in London; 9-11 November 2007.
  • Labour and the Struggle over the future European model of capitalism: British and Swedish trade unions and their positions on EMU and European co-operation, paper presented at the 10th biennial international conference of the European Union Studies Association in Montreal/Canada; 17-19 May 2007.
  • ‘European integration: a strategic level for trade union resistance to neo-liberal restructuring and for the promotion of political alternatives?’, paper presented together with Torsten Schulten at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya; 22 January, 2007.
  • ‘What Future Union? The Struggle for a Social Europe’; paper presented at the workshop Concepts of the European Social Model in Vienna/Austria, 9 June 2006. [Download]
  • ‘Globalisation and regional integration: the possibilities and problems for trade unions to resist neo-liberal restructuring in Europe’, paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention; San Diego/USA, 21-25 March 2006.
  • ‘Swedish unions and Globalisation: labour strategies in a changing global order’, paper presented together with Ingemar Lindberg at the Workshop on the Global Working Class; Stockholm, 12-15 January 2006.
  • ‘The Deficits of Discourse in IPE: turning base metal into gold?’; paper presented together with Adam David Morton at the 30th annual conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA); University of St. Andrews, 19-21 December 2005.
  • ‘Canalising Resistance: historical continuities and contrasts of ‘alter-globalist’ movements at the European Social Forums’; paper presented together with Adam David Morton at the conference ‘Labour Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Employment, States, Capital’; University of Sheffield, 1-4 July 2004.
  • ‘Globalisation, European integration and the transnational restructuring of social relations: the emergence of labour as a European actor?’; paper presented at the workshop ‘Changing Industrial Relations in Contemporary Capitalism’, part of the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops; Uppsala, Sweden, 13-18 April 2004.
  • ‘The Deficits of Discourse in IPE: turning base metal into gold?’; paper presented together with Adam David Morton at the 45th Annual International Studies Association Convention; Montreal, Canada, 17-20 March 2004.
  • ‘Another Europe is Possible’? Labour and social movements at the European Social Forum; paper presented together with Adam David Morton at the 28th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA); University of Birmingham, 15-17 December 2003.
  • Globalisation, Trade Unions and Economic and Monetary Union: a conceptualisation of labour’s potential role at the international level; paper presented at the 1st Pan-European Conference on European Union Politics ‘The Politics of European Integration: Academic Acquis and Future Challenges’; Bordeaux, 26-28 September 2002.
  • Globalization, the State and Resistance: A ‘Critical Economy’ Response to Open Marxism; paper presented together with Adam David Morton at the 26th annual British International Studies Association conference; Edinburgh, 17-19 December 2001.
  • Labour and the Struggle for a Social Europe: a comparative analysis of British and German trade unions; paper presented at the 6th annual research conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies; Bristol, 3-5 September 2001.
  • Labour and the struggle against neo-liberal globalisation: a conceptualisation of trade unions’ possible role at the international level; paper presented at the 42nd Annual ISA Convention; Chicago, 20-24 February 2001.
  • The Gordian Knot of Agency-Structure in International Relations: A neo-Gramscian Perspective; paper presented together with Adam David Morton at the 24th annual BISA Conference; Manchester, 20-22 December 1999.
  • Theories of integration meet the 1995 EU enlargement: the case for a new approach; paper presented at the third annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, ‘After the Global Crisis: what next for Regionalism’; University of Warwick, Coventry/UK; 16 and 17 September 1999.
  • Globalisation and the 1995 EU Enlargement: the need for a new approach to European integration; paper presented at the UACES/CEPSG/AMLRF sponsored workshop ‘State of the Art: Theoretical Approaches to the EU in the Post Amsterdam Period’, Aston University, Birmingham, 6 and 7 May 1999.
  • From national superiority to EC membership: Globalisation, Swedish trade unions and the combat of unemployment; paper presented at the Workshop ‘The Political Economy of European Unemployment’; ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Warwick; 23-27 March 1998.
  • From Europhobia to conditional support: Swedish trade unions and European integration; paper presented at the 22nd annual BISA Conference; Leeds, 15-17 December 1997.
  • Neo-Gramscian Approaches to IR Theory and the Role of Ideas: a Response to Open Marxism; paper presented at the 21st annual BISA Conference; Durham, 16-18 December 1996.
  • The Austrian application to the EC: Social Forces within the constraints of national institutions; paper presented at the PSA Conference ‘New Boundaries – New Identities’; Glasgow, 10-12 April 1996.
  • Austria’s Decision to Apply to the European Community: Social Forces in the Turmoil of Globalisation; paper presented at the UACES Conference ‘Integration within a wider Europe’; Birmingham, 18 and 19 September 1995.

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