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Kurt Vandaele

Europeanisation of Industrial Relations
Senior Researcher
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Kurt Vandaele gained a Master’s degree in Political Science (2000) and a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences (2004) at Ghent University. Prior to joining the ETUI in December 2007, he had a postdoctoral fellowship (2004-2007) at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University.

Areas of activity

Dutch, English

Main publications or courses
  • G. Jansen, Akkerman, A., Vandaele, K., Undermining mobilization? The effect of job flexibility and job instability on the willingness to strike. In: Industrial and Economic Democracy, 2015, forthcoming
  • Vandaele, K., Trade unions’ ‘deliberative vitality’ towards young workers: survey evidence across Europe. In: Hodder, L., Kretsos, L. (eds.), Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp.16-36
  • Vandaele, K., Ende des Abwärtstrends? Zur Entwicklung des Streikvolumens in Westeuropa seit Beginn der Weltwirtschaftskrise. In: WSI-Mitteilungen, 67, 2014, 5, pp.345-352.
  • Vandaele, K., Union responses to young workers since the Great Recession in Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden: are youth structures re-orienting the union agenda? In: Transfer, 20, 2013, 3, pp.381-397.
  • Vandaele, K., Hooghe, M., L’appel de la voie communautaire: syndicats, organisations patronales et nouveaux mouvements sociaux dans une Belgique redimensionnée. In: Dandoy, R., Matagne, G., Van Wynsberghe, C. (Coord.), Le fédéralisme belge. Enjeux institutionnels, acteurs socio-politiques et opinions publiques. Louvain-la-Neuve, Academia-Bruylant, 2013, pp.139-176.
  • Faniel, J., Vandaele, K., Implantation syndicale et taux de syndicalisation (2000-2010), Bruxelles, Courrier Hebdomadaire du CRISP n° 2147-2148, 2012, 63p.
  • Vandaele, K., Youth representatives’ opinions on recruiting and representing young workers. A twofold unsatisfied demand? In: European Journal of Industrial Relations, 18, 2012, 3, pp.203-218.
  • Vandaele, K., The Ghent-system, temporary unemployment and the Belgian trade unions since the economic downturn. In: Transfer, 16, 2009, 3-4, pp.589-596.
  • Dribbusch, H., Vandaele, Comprehending divergence in strike activity. Employers’ offensives, government interventions and union responses. In: van der Velden, S., Dribbusch, H. Lyddon, D., Vandaele, K., (Eds.), Strikes around the world, 1968-2005. Case-studies of 15 countries. Amsterdam, Aksant, 2007, pp.366-381.
  • Vandaele, K., A report from the homeland of the Ghent system: unemployment and union membership in Belgium. In: Transfer, 13, 2006, 4, pp.647-657.