Roland Erne

Roland Erne has been teaching international and comparative employment relations at University College Dublin in Ireland since 2003. He is also adjunct professor at the Department of International and Comparative Labor, ILR School, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY; USA). He is a graduate of the FU Berlin and Sciences Po (Paris) and obtained his PhD in political sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. His research centers on European governance, public policy, and the social and political implications of transnational movements of goods, capital, services, and people. He is particularly interested in how interest associations and social movements – particularly trade unions – respond to processes of regional integration and globalization. Roland Erne is inter alia the author of EUROPEAN UNIONS, Labor’s Quest for a Transnational Democracy (Cornell  University Press: 2008 and 2010) in which he 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. His professional web site is: His personal Academia web site is: