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Understanding Work and Employment Relations

Series editors: Andy Hodder, University of Birmingham, and Stephen Mustchin, University of Manchester

The field of employment relations examines aspects central to the critical relation, control, regulation and governance of work and the employment relationship.

Cutting across human resource management and the sociology of work, to law, politics, history, geography and economics, it critically engages with issues of work and employment in their wider socio-economic context.

Published in association with the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), Understanding Work and Employment Relations is a new book series which will publish ground-breaking scholarly work that highlights the latest research and commentary in this important field.

Presenting an exciting platform for works which go beyond the scope of the standard journal article, the series will publish monographs and edited collections.

Reflecting the field’s increasingly diverse and internationalised nature, books in the series will cover a range of international and comparative perspectives and topics, including:

  • equality, diversity, gender, work and employment;
  • new technology, digitalisation and employment relations;
  • the changing nature of representation at work and employee voice;
  • the political economy of work;
  • new forms of collective action and resistance within work and employment.


We invite prospective authors from around the world to submit proposals for books of between 60,000 and 100,000 words in length. Edited collections are welcomed, although we encourage editors to think carefully about the internal cohesion and consistency of their manuscripts.

If you would like to discuss submitting a proposal, please email a.j.hodder@bham.ac.uk or Stephen.Mustchin@manchester.ac.uk.