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Alexander Gallas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Kassel, and one of the editors of the Global Labour Journal. He has a PhD and an MA in Sociology, both from the University of Lancaster, and a Magister Artium in Philosophy from FU Berlin. In his monograph The Thatcherite Offensive: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis (Leiden, 2015), he analyses the reorganisation of class relations under the Conservative governments in Britain in the 1980s and 90s. Prior to his current position, he coordinated an international research project under the auspices of the Global Labour University, which was called ‘Combating Inequality’ and was based at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Research areas:

• The political economy of contemporary Britain
• Industrial action and strikes
• The politics of labour relations
• Social and economic inequality
• State and class theory