Dr Susan Milner
Reader in European Politics
1 West North 4.26
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Sue Milner with Emma Jeanes, Paula McDonald and Scott North at the inaugural conference of a new international Work-Family Network in New York in June 2012
The conference was the occasion of the launch of a collected volume, Men Wage Work and Family, (Routledge, 2012) , editors Paula McDonald and Emma Jeanes.
In the media
- Open for Business? Strikes in Britain
Political Insight, Vol. 2, no.2, September 2011, pp.11-13.
Susan Milner is Reader in European Politics. Her research interests lie in the field of employment relations and employment and social policy, at European Union level and in its member states. She is associate editor of Gender, Work and Organization and co-convenor of the Political Studies Association specialist group on the Politics of Work and Welfare.
She has carried out research (with Abigail Gregory, Salford University) into changing policies and practices concerning fathers at work and at home, and is a member of the Work-Family Research Network.
Other current projects include:
- trade unions in times of austerity (including ECPR Joint Sessions 2012)
- proving the value of third sector interventions (led by Peter Cressey, SPS; South West Forum programme funded by the national lottery)
Currently supervising five postgraduate research students.
- Employment relations (comparative western Europe) and the future of work
- Work-family policies and practices in western Europe
- The employment and social policy of the European Union
- The “social space” of the European Union including civic attitudes and behaviours
Milner, S. and Gregory, A., 2012. Men's work life choices: supporting fathers at work in France and Britain. In: McDonald, P. and Jeanes, E., eds. Men, Wage Work and Family. London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis., pp. 50-64.
Milner, S., 2010. A la recherche des nouveaux peres...Exploring representations of fatherhood in Elle (France) and Red (UK). In: Cone, A. and Marley, D., eds. The Francophone Women's Magazine: Outside and Inside of France. University Press of the South, pp. 153-168.
Milner, S., 2010. Social policy and France's 'exceptional' social model. In: Chafer, T. and Emmanuel, G., eds. The End of the French Exception? Decline and Revival of the 'French Model'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 55-71. (French Politics, Society and Culture Series)
Milner, S. and Mouriaux, R., 2005. Les syndicats anglais, français et allemands face aux opinions publiques. In: Pigenet, M., Pasture, P. and Robert, J.-L., eds. L'apogée des syndicalismes en Europe occidentale. Paris: Editions de la Sorbonne, 203--226.
Milner, S., 2005. Protection, Reform and Political Will: France and the European social model. In: Drake, H., ed. French Relations with the European Union. Routledge, 105--123.
Milner, S., 2004. The European employment strategy: Time to take it seriously? In: Palmer, G. and Edwards, S., eds. Reflections on the European Employment Strategy. London: New Policy Institute, pp. 11-15.
Milner, S., 2012. Fixing France's broken social model? : An assessment of employment and labour market policy under the Sarkozy presidency. French Politics, 10 (3), pp. 290-305.
Milner, S., 2012. Towards a European labour market? Trade unions and flexicurity in France and Britain. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 18 (3), pp. 219-234.
Gregory, A. and Milner, S., 2011. What is "new" about fatherhood? The social construction of fatherhood in France and the UK. Men and Masculinities, 14 (5), pp. 588-606.
Gregory, A. and Milner, S., 2011. Fathers and work-life balance in France and the UK: policy and practice. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31 (1-2), pp. 34-52.
Milner, S., 2010. 'Choice' and 'flexibility' in reconciling work and family: towards a convergence in policy discourse on work and family in France and the UK? Policy & Politics, 38 (1), pp. 3-21.
Gregory, A. and Milner, S., 2009. Trade unions and work-life balance: changing times in France and the UK? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 (1), pp. 122-146.
Gregory, A. and Milner, S., 2008. Fatherhood regimes and father involvement in France and the UK. Community, Work and Family, 11 (1), pp. 61-84.
Milner, S., 2007. Paths to Retirement: The French Life-Course Regime and the Regulation of Older Workers' Employment. French Politics, 5, pp. 229-252.
Gregory, A. and Milner, S., 2006. Les entreprises et la conciliation de la vie professionnelle et de la vie familiale. Vers le modele du "pere au travail"? Recherches et Previsions, 85, p. 5.
Gregory, A. and Milner, S., 2004. Dispositifs publics et investissements des pères: une comparaison franco-britannique. Recherches et Prévisions, 76, p. 63.
Milner, S., 2004. For an alternative Europe: Euroscepticism and the French left since the Maastricht Treaty. European Studies, 20 (special issue: E, 59--81.
Milner, S., 2002. An ambiguous reform: the Jospin government and the 35-hour-week laws. Modern and Contemporary France, 10 (3), 339--353.
Milner, S., 2001. Globalisation and employment in France: between flexibility and protection? Modern and Contemporary France, 9, 327--337.
Cento Bull, A. and Milner, S., 1997. Local identities and territorial politics in Italy and France. European Urban and Regional Studies, 4 (1), pp. 33-43.
Chawla-Duggan, R. and Milner, S., 2012. Celebrating Fatherhood : An evaluation of B&NES Fathers' Friday initiative 2012. Other. University of Bath.
Gregory, A. and Milner, S., 2005. Les peres a la recherche d'un equilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie familiale. Other. Paris: Caisse Nationale des Allocations Familiales.
Conference or Workshop Items
Chawla-Duggan, R. and Milner, S., 2013. Father involvement in young children's care and education : exploring boundaries and starting conversations. In: British Sociological Association Annual Conference, 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-05, London.
Chawla-Duggan, R. and Milner, S., 2013. Father's Friday : working with a local authority on a parenting initiative. In: Planning for Impact Workshop, University of Bath, 2013-03-14, Bath.
Chawla-Duggan, R. and Milner, S., 2013. New Approaches to Outreach and Parental Engagement. In: Daycare Trust Annual Conference, 2012-12-04, Westminster.