researcher

Roland Erne

Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration & Employment Relations

School of Business
Belfield
D04 VW8 Dublin
Ireland

Tel: +353 1 716 47 46
Email: roland.erne@ucd.ie

Biography

Professor Roland Erne is Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and Employment Relations. He has been teaching international and comparative employment relations at UCD since 2003. He is also an adjunct professor at the ILR School, Cornell University and has been a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Oslo (2013-14), visiting professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (2012) as well as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, University of Oxford (2008).

In 2017, Erne has been awarded one of only two European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants across all disciplines presented to Irish based researchers under the last ERC funding round. Erne received this award for a research project entitled Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime (European Unions), which aims to explore the challenges and possibilities that the EU's new governance regime poses to labour movements and the methodological nationalism in the field.

In European Unions. Labor's Quest for a Transnational Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2010) Erne describes the emergence of a European trade union movement that crosses national boundaries and challenges the assertion that no realistic prospect exists for remedying the EU's democratic deficit.

Roland Erne is a graduate of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). He obtained his PhD in social and political sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2013.
Title: Visiting Research Fellowship Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
Year: 2012.
Title: Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Deptment of Sociology, France
Year: 2011.
Title: Visiting Research Fellow, Cornell University, ILR School, Ithaca (NY), USA
Year: 2010.
Title: UCD School of Business. Best Publication of the Year Award for European Unions (Cornell University Press)
Year: 2007.
Title: Marie Curie Fellowship, Centre for the Study of Social Justice, University of Oxford
Year: 2004.
Title: University College Dublin, President's Research Award
Year: 2002.
Title: Swiss National Science Foundation International Mobility Scholarship
Year: 1998.
Title: European University Institute, Florence, Ph.D. Scholarship
Year: 1995.
Title: French-German University Scholarship
Year: 1993.
Title: Hans-Böckler-Foundation (HBS) Scholarship

Associations

Association: Association suisse de science politique, Function/Role:
Association: International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Function/Role:
Association: Irish Association for Industrial Relations, Function/Role: Member of the Board
Association: German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA), Function/Role:
Association: Industrielle Beziehungen. The German Journal of Industrial Relations, Function/Role: Member of the Editorial Board
     

Conference Contributions

Erne, R. and S. Stan. (2012) Beyond Supply and Demand Models. Analysing the Impact of Romanian Workers Westward Migration on Romanian Economy and Society. [Invited Oral Presentation], (American) Society for Romanian Studies Conference, Sibiu, Romania , 02-JUL-12 - 04-JUL-12.
Erne, R. ; (2007) Organised labor and the democratization of the European Union. [International Refereed Conference], European Union Studies Association (EUSA). Biannual Conference, Montréal , 17-MAY-07 - 19-MAY-07.
Erne, R. & B. Fanning; (2006) Social partnership and the politics of immigrant social protection and Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], The Unprotected Migrant: Mobility, Social Policy and Labour Rights in Europe' symposium organized by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and University of Tampere Centre for Advanced Study, Tampere, Finland , 16-MAY-06 - 17-MAY-06.
Erne, R.; (2006) Explaining transnational collective action: trade union experience from the European integration process. [International Refereed Conference], Global Companies - Global Unions ' Global Research ' Global Campaigns, International Conference organised by the ILR, New York City, USA , 09-FEB-06 - 11-FEB-06.
Molina, O. & R. Erne; (2006) Articulated vs Disjointed Corporatism: The impact of Social Pacts on trade union structure and organisation. [International Refereed Conference], Industrial Relations Conference in Europe (IREC), Ljubljana, Slovenia , 31-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06.
Molina, O. & Erne, R. ; (2006) Articulated vs Disjointed Corporatism: The impact of Social Pacts on trade union structure and organisation. [International Refereed Conference], 18th Annual Meeting on Socio-Economics, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Trier, Germany , 31-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06.
Erne, R.; (2006) Les dilemmes multiples de l'action syndicale face à la politique de concurrence de l'Union européenne. [International Refereed Conference], Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail, Séminaire du CRIMT, Montréal, Québec, Canada , 29-AUG-06 - 29-AUG-06.
Erne, R.; (2005) The competing logics of European collective action. [International Refereed Conference], Final conference of the European UNEMPOL research consortium, Geneva, Switzerland , 01-APR-05 - 02-APR-05.
Erne, R.; (2005) Europeanisation, labour migration and a future for 'inclusive corporatism'. [International Refereed Conference], 17th Annual Meeting on Socio-Economics, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Budapest, Hungary , 30-JUN-05 - 02-JUL-05.
Erne, R.; (2005) Entre contestation et collaboration. Les dilemmes multiples de l'action syndicale face à la politique de concurrence de l 'Union européenne. [International Refereed Conference], Séminaire international de l'IRES (Institut des recherches économiques et sociales), Noisy-le-Grand, France , 10-MAY-05.
Erne, R.; (2005) Organised Labour - an Agent of EU Democracy?. [International Refereed Conference], European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Budapest, Hungary , 08-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05.
Erne, R.; (2004) EMU: Towards the Europeanisation of industrial relations?. [International Refereed Conference], Between EMU and unemployment: The future of social pacts in an enlarged European Union, Joint International Seminar, European University Institute, University of Warwick and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Florence , 26-JUN-04.
Erne, R.; (2004) Organised Labour and European Governance. [International Refereed Conference], Governance workshop, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence , 20-APR-04.
Erne, R.; (2003) Organised Labor - A Euro-democratic Social Actor within the (Technocratic) European Competition Policy?. [International Refereed Conference], 13th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Berlin , 11-SEP-03.
Erne, R.; (2003) Explaining transnational collective action. European trade-union cooperation in the ABB-Alstom-Power merger case. [International Refereed Conference], European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Turin , 22-MAR-03 - 27-MAR-03.

Committees

Committee : European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Industrial Relations Advisory Commitee
Committee : DFG German Research Foundation. Research Group FOR 1539. 'Arbeitsbeziehungen in Europa'
Committee : Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (Romania). National Plan for Research, Developpment, and Innovation 2007/2013
Committee : Hans Böckler Stiftung, Forschungsprojekt 'Postdemokratie und Industrielle Beziehungen'
Committee : Swiss National Science Foundation. Evaluation of research project applications
 

Education

Year 2004 Institution: European University Institute , Florence
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1998 Institution: Freie Universität Berlin
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Diplom-Politologe
Year 1997 Institution: Institut d'Etudes Politique de Paris (Sciences Po)
Qualification: Diplome Subject: Diplôme Franco-Allemand en sciences politiques et sociales

Languages

English:
German:
French:
Italian:
Romanian:
   

Journals Edited

Labor History: Co-Editor.
Transfer: European Review Of Labour And Research: Co-Editor.
Transfer: European Review Of Labour And Research: Editorial Board member.
Quaderni Rassegna Sindacale - Lavori: Editorial Board member.
 

Publications

Books

Erne, R. ; (2010) European Unions. Labour's Quest for a Transnational Democracy. Ithaca (NY), USA: Cornell Paperbacks - Cornell University Press. Available Online [Details]
Erne, R.; (2008) European unions. Labor's quest for transnational democracy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Available Online [Details]
Léonard, E., R. Erne, S. Smismans and P. Marginson; (2007) New structures, forms and processes of governance in European industrial relations. Luxembourg: Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Bercusson, B., N. Bruun (initial authors), R. Pedersini, C. Alessi, J. Arrowsmith. R. Erne, J. Parker, S. Smismans and P. Teague (editing and review group) ; (2005) European industrial relations dictionary [Book with CD-Rom]. Luxembourg: Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Erne, R. (2017) 'Interest Groups' In: Caramani, D (eds). Comparative Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.245-259 Available Online [Details]
Erne, R; Schief, S (2017) 'Strong Ties between Independant Organizations' In: Allern, E; Bale, T (eds). Center-Left Parties in the Twenty-First Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.226-245 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R; Imboden, N. (2017) 'Equal Pay by Gender and by Nationality: A Comparative Analysis of Switzerland¿s Unequal Equal Pay Policy Regimes Across Time' In: Auth, D; Hergenhan, J; Holland-Cunz, B (eds). Gender and Family in European Economic Policy. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan/Springer. , pp.81-109 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bieler, A Erne, R (2015) 'Transnational Solidarity? The European Working Class in the Eurozone Crisis' In: Panitch, L.; Albo, G (eds). Transforming Classes [Yearbook: Socialist Register 2015]. London/New York: Merlin Press/Monthly Review Press. , pp.157-177 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Bieler, A; Erne, R; Golden, D: Helle, I; Kjeldstadli, K; Matos, T; Stan, S (2015) 'Questions for the Future: Towards an Analytical Framework' In: Bieler, A; Erne, R; Golden, D: Helle, I; Kjeldstadli, K; Matos, T; Stan, S (eds). Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisis. Lanham; London: Rowman & Littlefield International. , pp.223-230 Available Online [Details]
Bieler, A; Erne, R; Golden, D; Helle, I; Kjeldstadli, K; Matos, T; Stan, S (2015) 'The structuring conditions of the global economy and possibilities of agency' In: Bieler, A; Erne, R; Golden, D; Helle, I; Kjeldstadli, K; Matos, T; Stan, S (eds). Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisis. Lanham; London: Rowman & Littlefield International. Available Online [Details]
Erne, R. (2015) 'European Economic Governance. Auf dem Weg zu einer erzwungenen Integration nationaler Arbeitsbeziehungen?' In: Pernicka, S (eds). Horizontale Europäisierung im Feld der Arbeitsbeziehungen. Wiesbaden: Springer. , pp.183-200 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Erne, R. (2014) 'Interest Groups' In: Caramani, D (eds). Comparative Politics, 3rd edition. Oxford University Press: Oxford. , pp.237-251 Available Online [Details]
Erne, R.; (2012) 'European industrial relations after the crisis. A postscript' In: Stiin Smismans (eds). The European Union and Industrial Relations - New Procedures, New Context. Manchester: Manchester University Press. , pp.225-235 Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R. ; (2012) 'European Unions after the Global Crisis' In: Burroni, L., M. Keune and G. Meardi (eds). Economy and Society in Europe: A Relationship in Crisis. Cheltenham: E. Elgar. , pp.124-139 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2012) 'Euro-democratisation and its alternatives. An analytical framework for organised labour' In: Erne, R.; (eds). Workers, Citizens, Governance: Socio-Cultural Innovation at Work. Brussels: Peter Lang. [Details]
Erne, R.; (2011) 'Interest Associations' In: Caramani, D (eds). Comparative Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.259-274 Available Online [Details]
Erne. R. and B. Fanning; (2009) 'The Wages of Fear' In: Erne. R. and B. Fanning; (eds). New Guests of the Irish Nation. Dublin and Portland, Oregon: Irish Academic Press. , pp.137-144 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2006) 'A contentious consensus: The establishment of the National Minimum Wage in Ireland' In: Schulten, T., Bispinck, R. & Schäfer, C (eds). Minimum Wages in Europe. Brussels: ETUI. , pp.65-83 Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2006) 'Gesetzliche Mindestlöhne in Irland' In: Schulten, T., Bispinck, R. & Schäfer, C (eds). Mindestlöhne in Europa. Hamburg: VSA. , pp.56-70 Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2006) 'European trade-union strategies: Between technocratic efficiency and democratic legitimacy' In: Smismans, S (eds). Civil Society and Legitimate European Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. , pp.219-240 Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2004) ''Italy'' In: B. Kaufmann and M. D. Walters (eds). Direct Democracy in Europe. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. , pp.73-77 Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2004) 'Συνδικαλιστικό κίνημα: φορέας ευρω-εκδημοκρατισμού, ευρω-τεχνοκρατίας ή (επαν-) εθνικοποίησης (Organised labour: an actor of Euro-democratisation, Euro-technocracy or re-nationalisation)' In: A. Moschonas and S.M. Koniordos (eds). Ευρωπαϊκή ολοκλήρωση και εργασιακές σχέσεις (European Integration and Industrial Relations). Athens: Gutenberg. , pp.301-322 [Details]
Erne, Roland (2002) 'Obligatorisches Referendum, Plebiszit und Volksbegehren-drei Typen direkter Demokratie im europäischen Vergleich' In: Schiller, T; Mittendorf, V (eds). Perspektiven direkter Demokratie. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag. , pp.77-87 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2002) ''La coopération syndicale européenne. Le cas de la fusion ABB Alstom Power'' In: Cautrès B., Reynié D (eds). L'opinion européenne 2002. Paris: Presses de Science Po. , pp.153-186 Available Online [Details]
Erne, R.; (2002) ''Le syndicalisme, acteur de la démocratisation de l'Union européenne?'' In: T. Régin and S. Wolikow (eds). Les syndicalismes en Europe. A l'épreuve de l'international. Paris: Syllepse. , pp.161-178 Link to full text [Details]
Erne, Roland (1995) 'Für eine Europa der direkten Bürgerinnen- und Bürgerbeteiligung' In: Erne, Roland (eds). Transnationale Demokratie. Impulse für ein demokratisch verfasstes Europa. Zürich: Realotopia. , pp.215-233 [Details]

Edited Books

Bieler, A.; Erne, R.; Golden, D.; Helle, I.; Matos, T.; Stan, S (Ed.). (2015) Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisis. London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield International. Available Online [Details]
Erne, R., A. Gross, B. Kaufmann and H. Kleger. eds (Ed.). (1995) Transnationale Demokratie. Impulse for ein demokratisch verfasstes Europa. Zürich: Realotopia. Link to full text [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Erne, R (2018) 'Labour politics and the EU's new economic governance regime (European Unions): A new European Research Council project'. Transfer, 24 (2). Available Online [Details]
Föhrer, B; Erne, R (2016) 'Training programmes for European works councillors in Germany, in Ireland and at EU level: Transnational trade union action through education?'. European Journal of Industrial Relations, . [Details]
Erne, R. (2015) 'A supranational regime that nationalizes social conflict. Explaining European trade unions' difficulties in politicizing European economic governance'. Labor History, 56 (3):345-368. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Stan, S.; Erne, R. (2015) 'Is migration from Central and Eastern Europe an opportunity for trade unions to demand higher wages? Evidence from the Romanian health sector'. European Journal of Industrial Relations, . Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Erne,R Bieler, A Golden, D Helle, I Kjeldstadli, K Matos, T Stan, S (2015) 'Introduction: Politicizing the Transnational'. Labor History, 56 (3):237-245. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Stan, S.;Helle, I. Erne, R. (2015) 'European collective action in times of crisis'. Transfer, 21 (2):131-139. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R. Bieler, A. Golden, D. Helle, I. Kjeldstadli, K. Matos, T. Stan, S. (2015) 'Editorial [Sondernummer: European collective action in times of crisis]'. Transfer, 21 (1):129-129. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Erne, R. Bieler, A. Golden, D. Helle, I. Kjeldstadli, K. Matos, T. Stan, S. (2015) 'Éditorial (numéro spécial: European collective action in times of crisis]'. Transfer, 21 (2):128-128. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Erne, R.; Bieler, A.; Golden, D.; Helle, I.; Kjeldstadli, K.; Matos, T.; Stan, S. (2015) 'Editorial [Special issue: European collective action in times of crisis]'. Transfer, 21 (2):127-127. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Erne, R; Imboden, N. (2015) 'Equal Pay by Gender and by Nationality. A Comparative Analysis of Switzerland's Unequal Equal Pay Policy Regimes across Time'. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 39 (2). Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Stan, S.; Erne, R. (2014) 'Explaining Romanian Labor Migration: From Development Gaps to Development Trajectories'. Labor History, 55 (1):21-46. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R. (2013) 'National unionism and union democracy in crisis'. Labor History, 54 (4). [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; Maccarrone, V. (2013) 'Un patto Faustiano con il Neoliberismo? Ascesa e caduta dei patti sociali nella Repubblica d'Irlanda'. Quaderni Rassegna Sindacale - Lavori, XIV (2):7-30. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R (2013) 'Let's accept a smaller slice of a shrinking cake. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Irish public sector unions in crisis'. Transfer, 19 (3):25-30. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R (2013) 'Anne Dufrense. Le salaire, un enjeu pour l'euro-syndicalisme. Histoire de la coordination des négotiations collectives nationales'. Transfer, 19 (3):433-435. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Erne; Roland (2012) 'Le relazioni industriali europee dopo la crisi. Verso un interventismo regolatorio post-democratico?'. Quaderni Rassegna Sindacale - Lavori, 13 (1):113-126. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2011) 'I sindacati europei dopo la crisi globale'. Quaderni Rassegna Sindacale - Lavori, XII (1):157-176. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Doherty, M. and R. Erne; (2010) 'Mind the gap - national and local partnership in the Irish public sector'. Industrial Relations, 41 (5):461-478. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Phelan, C., A. Martin, B. Hancké, L. Baccaro, and R. Erne; (2009) 'Labour History symposium: Roland Erne, European unions'. Labor History, 50 (2):185-213. Available Online [Details]
Erne, R. ; (2007) ''On the use and abuse of bibliometric performance indicators: a critique of Hix's 'global ranking of political science departments''. European Political Science, 6 :306-314. Available Online [Details]
Erne, R.; (2006) '労働組合員 - 「テクノクラシー」欧州競争政策下におけるユーロ民主主義の主体?(下)- ABB-Alstom社およびAlcan-Pechiney-Algroup社の企業合併における対照的な労働組合戦術の比較分析 (Organised labour ' A Euro-democratic social actor within the (technocratic) European competition policy (2)'. Economic Review, 58 (7):153-176. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R.; (2006) '労働組合員 -テクノクラシー」欧州競争政策下におけるユーロ民主主義の主体?(上)ABB - Alstom 社およびAlcan - Penchiney-Algroup 社の企業合併における対照的な労働組合戦術の比較分析 (Organised labour ' A Euro-democratic social actor within the (technocratic) European competition policy (1)'. Economic Review, 58 (1):103-123. Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R Agathonos-Mähr, B Gauper, O (1998) ''Social democracy in the age of internationalisation'. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 4 (2):371-375. [Details]

Other Journals

Erne, R. (2014) 'How To Explain The Swiss Vote Against The Free Movement Of Workers' Social Europe Journal . Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R. (2013) 'Barroso's 'Six-Pack' Revolution. Setting Maximum National Wage Increase Benchmarks for the EU's Member States' CLR-News (1) :19-26. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Imboden, N. Erne, R. (2011) 'Allgemeinverbindliche Tarifverträge gegen Sozialdumping. Erfahrungen aus Europa' Widerspruch 31 (2 (no. 61)) :101-110. Available Online [Details]
Erne, R.; (2011) 'Flexicurity - Useful Oxymoron or Genuine Class Compromise?' Social Europe Journal . Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Imboden, N. and R. Erne; (2011) 'Book Review - Gerhard Bosch, Claudia Weinkopf, Georg Worthmann: Die Fragilität des Tarifsystems¿ Einhaltung von Entgeltstandards und Mindestlöhnen am Beispiel des Bauhauptgewerbes' CLR-NEWS (Construction Labour Research) (3) :81-82. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Wallace-Macpherson, M., P. Ruppen, R. Erne, R. Gawlik, R. Kampwirth, B. Kaufmann and A. Nijeboer ; (2006) ''The Citizens' Initiative and Referendum: Direct Democracy in 5 Countries of Europe'' Accountancy Business and the Public Interest 5 (1) :47-86. [Details]
Erne, R.; (2003) ''Le syndicalisme: Un acteur démocratique dans la politique européenne de concurrence'' Les Cahiers de la Fondation Société et Europe (55/56) :25-44. [Details]

Conference Publications

Erne, R.; Zurbriggen, L (2017) Understanding the EU's New Economic Governance Regime. From the Government By Law to the Governance By Numbers and Ad-Hoc Interventions SASE 29th Annual Conference Available Online [Details]
Stan, S; Erne, R. (2016) Is Migration from Central and Eastern Europe an Opportunity for Trade Unions to Demand Higher Wages? Evidence from the Romanian Healthcare Sector International Sociological Association. Forum on Sociology [Details]
Erne, R. (2015) EU economic governance, employment relations, and (trans-)national collective action The European Government of Economies. The integration between markets' liberalization and employment relations. Conference organised by Association Française de Sociologie, Gerpisa, and Mines Paristech, Paris [Details]
Erne, R.; Imboden, N. (2015) Equal Pay By Gender and By Nationality Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Annual conference, LSE, London [Details]
Erne, R. (2014) Explaining transnational union action ¿ Lessons from the EU integration process Industrial Relations in Europe Conference - IREC 2014, Dublin, 10-12 September [Details]
Stan, S Erne, R (2014) Is East-West labour migration within the Single European Market really improving wages and working conditions in Central and Eastern Europe? International Association of Political Science, world congress, Montreal, Canada, 19-24 July 2014 [Details]
Erne, R. Bieler, A. (2014) Transnational solidarity? German trade unions in the Eurozone crisis International Association of Political Science, world congress, Montreal, Canada, 19-24 July 2014 [Details]
Erne, R. Stan, S. (2014) Is labour migration really improving wages and working conditions in sending countries? An alternative analytical framework Industrial Relations in Europe Conference - IREC 2014, Dublin, 10-12 September [Details]
Stan, S. Erne, R. (2013) Explaining Romanian labor migration: from development gaps to development trajectories Industrial Relations in Europe Conference - IREC 2013, Bucharest, Romania, 12-14.09 September [Details]
Erne, R. Imboden, N. (2013) Unequal Equal Pay Policies: Explaining the unequal enforcement of equal pay policies across gender and ethnicity in Switzerland Cambridge Journal of Economics Symposium 'Equal Pay: Fair Pay', Cambridge, UK, 8. June [Details]
Erne, R. and S. Stan (2012) Beyond Supply and Demand Models. Analysing the Impact of Romanian Workers Westward Migration on Romanian Economy and Society (American) Society for Romanian Studies Available Online [Details]
Stan, S. and R. Erne (2012) Contextualising Migration. The Political Economy of Post-Socialist Romanian Migration (American) Society for Romanian Studies Conference Available Online [Details]
Bethoux, E. and Erne, R.; (2011) Questioning EU integration? Irish and French workers and trade unions in the past EU referendum debates European Sociological Association (ESA) 10th Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, September 7-10 [Details]
Stan, S. and Erne R.; (2011) Flexible Workers? The Impact of Romanian Workers¿ Westward Migration on Romanian Economy and Society¿ European Sociological Association (ESA) 10th Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, September 7-10 [Details]
Erne, R.; (2010) Les syndicats et la démocratie transnationale en Europe Association Française de Sociologie, Séminaire RT18-IRES (Démocratie Industrielle): Regards européens sur le syndicalisme [Details]
Erne, R. and O. Molina; (2010) Articulated vs Disjointed Corporatism: The Impact and Implications of Trade Union Strategies Third Biennial Conference of the European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Regulatory Governance: Regulation in an Age of Crisis [Details]
Erne, R. ; (2009) Explaining European Trade Union Strategies Annual Meeting, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) [Details]
R. Erne; (2007) Organised labor and the democratization of the European Union European Union Studies Association (EUSA). Biannual Conference Montreal, , 17-MAY-07 - 19-MAY-07 [Details]
Erne, R. & B. Fanning; (2006) Social partnership and the politics of immigrant social protection and Ireland The Unprotected Migrant: Mobility, Social Policy and Labour Rights in Europe' symposium organized by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and University of Tampere Centre for Advanced Study Tampere, Finland, , 16-MAY-06 - 17-MAY-06 [Details]
Erne, R.; (2006) Explaining transnational collective action: trade union experience from the European integration process Global Companies - Global Unions ' Global Research ' Global Campaigns, International Conference organised by the ILR School, Cornell University New York City, USA, , 09-FEB-06 - 11-FEB-06 [Details]
Molina, O. & Erne, R.; (2006) Articulated vs Disjointed Corporatism: The impact of Social Pacts on trade union structure and organisation 18th Annual Meeting on Socio-Economics, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Trier, Germany, , 31-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06 [Details]
Molina, O. & R. Erne; (2006) Articulated vs Disjointed Corporatism: The impact of Social Pacts on trade union structure and organisation Industrial Relations Conference in Europe (IREC) Ljubljana, Slovenia, , 31-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06 [Details]
Erne, R.; (2005) Organised Labour - an Agent of EU Democracy? European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference Budapest, Hungary, , 08-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05 [Details]
Erne, R.; (2005) Les dilemmes multiples de l'action syndicale face à la politique de concurrence de l'Union européenne Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail, Séminaire du CRIMT Montréal, Québec, Canada, , 29-AUG-05 [Details]
Erne, R.; (2005) Europeanisation, labour migration and a future for 'inclusive corporatism' 17th Annual Meeting on Socio-Economics, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Budapest, Hungary, , 30-JUN-05 - 02-JUL-05 [Details]
Erne, R.; (2005) Entre contestation et collaboration. Les dilemmes multiples de l'action syndicale Séminaire international de l'IRES (Institut des recherches économiques et sociales) Noisy-le-Grand, France, , 10-MAY-05 [Details]
Erne, R.; (2005) The competing logics of European collective action Final conference of the European UNEMPOL research consortium Geneva, Switzerland, , 01-APR-05 - 02-APR-05 [Details]
   

Dictionary Entry

Erne, R.; (2003) Europäisches Parlament. Rotpunktverlag: Dictionary Entry Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, Roland (2003) Bürgerrechte. Zürich: Dictionary Entry Available Online Link to full text [Details]
                   

Newspaper Articles

Erne, R.; (2003) 'Zeit für einen Themenwechsel'. Financial Times Deutschland: Newspaper Articles Link to full text [Details]

Dissertations/Theses

Erne, R.; (2004) Organised labour - an actor of Euro-democratisation, Euro-technocracy or (re-) nationalisation? Trade-union strategies concerning the European integration process. Florence: Dissertations/Theses Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Erne, R (1997) Einer multiplen und partizipativen europäischen Bürgerschaft entgegen? : Beiträge zivilgesellschaftlicher Akteure zur Weiterentwicklung der Unionsbürgerschaft. Dissertations/Theses [Details]
   

Video/TV

Erne, R. (2015) EU Economic Governance and Transnational Trade Union Action. Video/TV Available Online [Details]
         

Translation

Martiniello, M. (translated from French into German by R. Erne) ; (1997) Einer multikulturellen EU-Bürgerschaft entgegen? in: Transnationale Staatsbürgerschaft. Frankfurt: Translation [Details]
 

Book Reviews

Erne, R.; (2010) Book review of Social Moverments and Europeanisation, by D. della Porta and M. Caiani, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Book Reviews Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Erne, R.; (2009) Book reviews of Governing International Labour Migration: Current Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas. Ed. by C. Gabriel and H. Pellerin. New York: Routledge, 2008 and of Globalization and Labor: Democratizing Global Governance. By D. Stevis and T. Boswell. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. Book Reviews Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Erne, R. ; (2007) On the Social Construction of Markets. Book review of 'L'agriculture roumaine en mutation. La construction sociale du marché' by S. Stan. CRNS éditions: Paris, 2005. Book Reviews [Details]
       

Working Paper

Erne, Roland (2011) European Unions after the Crisis. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Business and Society
Comparative Qualitative Analysis
Economic Sociology
Employment Relations
European Integration
Equal Pay by Gender and by Nationality
France
Germany
Globalisation 
Italy
Ireland
Labour Migration
Sociology of Work
Social Justice
Switzerland
Romania
Transnational Democracy
Trade Unionism
Western Europe


Research Projects

Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : EU economic governance and (trans-) national collective action. (Eurogov & Action)
Start Date / End Date : 27-JUL-15 / 27-APR-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : EU economic goverance and (trans-)national collective action (UCD seed funding grant for the preparation of a ERC application)
Start Date / End Date : 15-AUG-15 / 14-AUG-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Is East-West labour migration within the Single European Market really improving wages and working conditions in Central and Eastern Europe?
Start Date / End Date : 12-APR-14 / 12-NOV-15
Sponsor : Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)
Title : Globalisation and the possibility of transnational action
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-12 / 31-AUG-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : ILERA Conference 2013 - Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value? A Comparative Assessment of Equal Pay Policies for Women and Non-National Employees in a Switzerland undergoing Europeanisation
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value? A Comparative Assessment of Equal Pay Policies for Women and Non-National Employees in a Switzerland undergoing Europeanisation
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Workers¿ growing euro-scepticism: A crucial challenge for Irish and French trade union leaders ¿ Research assistance for the lexical analysis of the Irish and French debates on the European Fiscal Treaty using the Alceste software package.
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-12 / 30-SEP-13
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Cooperation through education? Transnational competence and trade unions¿ cross-border commitment
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Bridging National and Diverging Socio-Economic Interests: Transnational Labour Migration, Industrial Relations and the European Integration Process
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-10 / 30-SEP-11
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : European Unions: Bridging the gap between the different levels of socio-economic governance
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : EU Labour's request for a transnational democracy
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-08 / 30-APR-10
Sponsor : EC - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND)
Title : Reviewing and Editing the "EU Volume of the European Employment and Industrial Relations Glossary" Ref: Pietro Seveso
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-04 / 31-DEC-06
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Organised labour an agent of EU democracy? Trade -union strategies concerning the EU integration process
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-04 / 30-DEC-05
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Distributive politics in non-corporatist countries: governance through political exchange?
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-05 / 30-SEP-07
Sponsor : UCD Faculty of Commerce
Title : Organised labour: between Euro-democracy, Euro-technocracy and re-nationalisation
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-04 / 31-DEC-04
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Organised labour - An agent of EU Democracy?
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-04 / 31-DEC-04
Sponsor : Universite Catholique de Louvan, Belgium
Title : New structures, forms and processes of Governance in European Industrial Relations
Start Date / End Date : 14-SEP-05 / 31-DEC-06

Recent Postgraduates


Mentor of Oscar Molina, IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow, UCD. Post-Doctoral project. Reconfiguring Distributive Politics in Non-Corporatist Countries. 2005-07

Mélanie Dufour Poirier, HEC, Université de Montréal, external examiner. PhD thesis: Construction d'une coalition syndicale internationale : analyse d'une perspective Nord-Sud. Completed 2011

Rebekka Wyler, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich, co-supervisor and co-examinor. PhD thesis: Schweizer Gewerkschaften und Europäische Integration (1960-2005). 2008-11

Aidan Regan, UCD, School of Politics and International Relations, member of doctoral panel. PhD thesis: The Political Economy of Institutional Change in European Varieties of Capitalism: The Rise and Fall of Irish Social Partnership, 2008-12.

Aline Conchon, CNAM, Ecole Doctorale Abbé Grégorie, Paris, external examiner. PhD thesis:  Les administrateurs salariés en France. Contribution à une sociologie de la participation des salariés aux décisions de l'entreprise. Completed December 2014.

Bianca Föhrer, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin. Supervisor. PhD thesis: Collaboration through Education? Transnational Competence and Trade Unions' Cross-Border Commitment. 2009-15. 

Darragh Golden, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin. Supervisor. PhD thesis: Challenging the Pro-European Consensus: Explaining the Uneven Trajectory of Euroscepticism in Irish and Italian Unions across Time. 2009-15.
 
 

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

UCD Lecturer in International and Comparative Employment Relations UCD Director of the UCD/ILR School, Cornell University, Semester in Dublin Programme
       

Innovation & Leadership

Founding UCD Programme Director, UCD-ILR Semester in Dublin Program, UCD Quinn School and ILR School, Cornell University. (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/dublin) Programme Director, European Masters in Labour Studies (EMLS), UCD (with IUL Lisbon, London School of Economics, UA Barcelona, Univ. Bremen, UC Louvain, Univ. Firenze, Univ. Ljubljana, Univ. Milan, Univ. Tier, Warwick Business School). (See http://www.mest-emls.eu/

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

UCD Industrial Relations and Human Resources Group
www.ucd.ie/indrel/

UCD Dublin European Institute
http://www.ucd.ie/dei/

UCD Centre for the Regulation and Governance
http://www.ucd.ie/reggov/

UCD Egalitarian World Initiative
http://www.ucd.ie/ewi/

External Collaborators

Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Oslo, Research Group "Globalization and the possibility of transnational actors - The case of trade unions" 
http://www.cas.uio.no/research/1314globalization/abstract.pdf 

G. Meardi (Warwick) and V. Pulignano (KU Leuven), Research Network on European Trade Union Strategies, (2008-2010)


S. Pernicka (Linz) DFG Project Horizontale Europäisierung, Arbeitsbeziehungen in Europa (2012-14)

 

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