Alexander Gallas is a Privatdozent for political science at the University of Kassel. In his forthcoming, two-volume book Exiting the Factory: Strike and Class Formation beyond the Industrial Sector (Bristol, 2024), he analyses, from a global labour studies angle, how stoppages by service and public sector workers facilitate working class formation.  His first monograph, The Thatcherite Offensive: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis (Chicago, 2017), is about how the Conservative governments in Britain in the 1980s and 90s have reorganised class relations in favour of capital.

In the 2017 Fall Semester, Gallas was a visiting lecturer funded by the German Academic Exchange Service at Center for Global Workers’ Rights of the Pennsylvania State University. He has also taught at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, the Humboldt University of Berlin, Liverpool John Moores University, Lancaster University and the Free University of Berlin. His degrees are from the University of Lancaster (an MA and a PhD in Sociology) and the Free University of Berlin (a Magister Artium in Philosophy).

  • Industrial action and strikes
  • Global Labour Studies
  • State and class theory
  • 2023 Beyond Methodological Fordism: The Case for Incorporated Comparisons, in: Garcia, Ana, Scherrer, C. und J. Wullweber (Hg.) The Handbook on Critical Political Economy and Public Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 127-143.
  • 2023 Streiks verlassen die Fabrik: Klassenbildungsprozesse im Dienstleistungs- und Staatsektor aus globaler Perspektive, in: Seeliger, Martin (Hg.): Strukturwandel der Arbeitsgesellschaft, Weinheim: Beltz Juventa, 253-280.
  • 2022 Being on the Side of Workers: On the Normative Foundations of Global Labour Studies, in: Piva, A. und A. Santella (Hg.) Marxism, Collective Action and Social Movements, London: Palgrave, 251-280.
  • 2021 (Hauptautor, mit Cook, M., Dutta, M., Nowak, J. und B. Scully) Globale Arbeitsstudien in der Coronakrise: Überlegungen für ein Forschungsprogramm, in: Arbeits- und Industriesoziologische Studien, 14 (2), 70-82 [Link].
  • 2020 Mass Strikes in a Global Conjuncture of Crisis: A Luxemburgian Analysis, in: Satgar, V. (Hg.): Brics and the New US Imperialism: Global Rivalry and Resistance, Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 182-202 [Link].
  • 2020 Editorial: Celebrating Ten Years of the Global Labour Journal (with Cook, M.L., Dutta, M., Nowak, J. and B. Scully), Global Labour Journal, 11 (1), 1-3 [Link].
  • 2019 The Exhaustion of Merkelism: A Conjunctural Analysis (with Ege, M.), New Formations, 96-97, 89-131 [Link].
  • 2019 Klassen, in von Braunmühl, C. et al. (eds.) ABC der globalen (Un)Ordnung, Hamburg: VSA, 136-7.
  • 2018 Review of Hui, Elaine Sio-Ieng, Hegemonic Transformation: The State, Laws, and Labour Relations in Post-Socialist China, Labor Studies Journal [Link].
  • 2018 Class Power and Union Capacities: A Research Note on the Power Resources Approach, Global Labour Journal, 9 (3), 348-352 [Download].
  • 2018 The Politics of Striking: On the Shifting Dynamics of Workers’ Struggles in Britain, in Birke, P., Dutta, M. and J. Nowak (eds.): Workers Movements and Strikes in the 21st century, London: Rowman & Littlefield, 237-254.
  • 2018 Precarious Academic Labour in Germany. Termed Contracts and a New Berufsverbot, Global Labour Journal, 9 (1), 92-102 [Download].
  • 2018 Introduction. The Proliferation of Precarious Labour in Academia, Global Labour Journal, 9 (1), 69-75 [Download].