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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.


Dutch, English

Main publications or courses
  • Vandaele K., Piasna A. and Drahokoupil J, Unwilful ignorance: attitudes to trade unions among Deliveroo riders in Belgium, ETUI 2019
  • Müller T., Vandaele K., Waddington J., Collective bargaining in Europe: towards an endgame. Volume I, volume II, volume III and volume IV, ETUI 2019
  • Vandaele K., Bleak prospects: mapping trade union membership in Europe since 2000, ETUI 2019
  • Vandaele K., Piasna A. and Drahokoupil J. 'Algorithm breakers’ are not a different ‘species’: attitudes towards trade unions of Deliveroo riders in Belgium, ETUI 2019
  • Vandaele, K., How can trade unions connect with young workers? In: O’Reilly, J., Leschke, J., Ortlieb, R., Seeleib-Kaiser, M. and Villa, P. (Eds), Youth labor in transition: Inequalities, Mobility, Policies in Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018, forthcoming
  • Leschke, J., Vandaele, K., Explaining leaving union membership by the degree of labour market attachment: exploring the case of Germany. In: Industrial and Economic Democracy, 39, 2018, 1, pp.64-86.
  • Vandaele K., Belgique. Les syndicats sur le qui-vive pour soutenir les travailleurs des plateformes : l’exemple des livreurs de repas. In: Chronique internationale de l’IRES, n°160, 2017, pp.85-100.
  • Jansen G., Akkerman, A., Vandaele, K., Undermining mobilization? The effect of job flexibility and job instability on the willingness to strike. In: Industrial and Economic Democracy, 2017, 38, 1, pp.99-117.
  • Vandaele, K., Interpreting strike activity in Western Europe in the last 20 years: the labour repertoire under pressure. In: Transfer, 2016, 22, 3, pp.277-294.
  • Vandaele, K., Trade unions’ ‘deliberative vitality’ towards young workers: survey evidence across Europe. In: Hodder, A., Kretsos, L. (eds.), Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp.16-36.
  • 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.