Professor Emeritus of Labor and Social Thought


Ph.D., Harvard University

Field of Specialty

European Integration, European politics and social policy, comparative industrial relations, sociology of advanced capitalist societies Researching and analyzing the development of this new Europe.

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George W Ross

The "new" Europe is a frontier region in today's world. Future matters at stake: the definition of social market economies quite different from the US model; the basic fault lines in international relations and the redefinition of borders and security


Ross, George W. "“Social Democracy and Social Movements: Backwards and Forwards, Crisis to Crisis”." Social Democracy Facing Financial Crisis. Ed. David Bailey, J-M de Waele, Fabien Escalona, Matthieu Vieira. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2014 (forthcoming)

Ross, George W. "France in the Middle,” with Jacques le Cacheux." From Crisis to Crisis: European Social Models, Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration. Ed. Jean Erik Dolvik and Andrew Martin eds. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014

Ross, George W. "Le Viol de l'Europe." Rev. of Le Viol de l'Europe, by Robert Salais. Sociologie du Travail 2014: 6.

Ross, George W. "The European Union." International and Comparative Politics. Ed. Mark Kesselamn, Joel Krieger, William Joseph. Boston: Cengage, 2014

Ross, George W. "“Economic And Monetary Union Twenty Years After Maastricht: Case Studies In European Union Intergovernmentalism”." Revue québécoise de droit international Décembre 2012. (2014).

Ross, George W. "“Economic Governance and Democratic Legitimacy in the Euro zone Crisis”." Perspectives on Europe Spring 2013 (2014).

Ross, George W. "“Institutional Knots and EU Economic Governance: Intergovernmental Decision-Making in the Great Recession and the Eurozone Crisis”." Politiques Européennes, 2014 (2014).

Ross, George W. "“Social Democracy Today: Tribe, Extended Family, or Club?”." Palgrave Handbook to Social Democracy in the EU. Ed. Jean-Michel de Waele, Fabien Escalona, and Mathieu Vieira eds. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013, 2014

Ross, George W. "“The Trials and Triumphs of « Egocentric Buffalo » Review Article." Rev. of Memoires of Jacques Chirac, by Jacques Chirac. French Politics, Culture, and Society vol. winter 2013 2014

Ross, George W, Joel Krieger. "“European Union,” “Economic and Monetary Union,” “France,” “Nicolas Sarkozy,” “European Commission,” “European Parliament,” “ European Council of Ministers,” “Maastricht Treaty,”." Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics, Oxford Companion to International Relations. 2012.

Ross, George W. ""Postface"." The Sociology of the European Union. Ed. Adrian Favell and Virginie Guiraudon. Houndsworth, UK: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2012

Ross, George W. "Functionalism and Westphalia: the looking glass of employment policy." Transfer (ETUI, Brussels), in French in Revue de l’IRES (Paris) Transfer, February 2009, Revue de l'IRES, spring 2009 (2012).

Ross, George W. "Monetary Integration and the French Model: A case study in the Eurozone." International journal of Economics and Business Research December 2010 (2012).

Ross, George W. "Qu’est-ce la ‘welfare reform?’: Évolution des politiques de pauvreté aux Etats-Unis." Liens Sociales et Politiques Spring 2009 (2012).

Ross, George W. "The EU Founders' Thoughts on Social Policies: The Revenge of Overlooked Issues." » French Politics and Society, special issue on the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, edited by Isabelle Petit and George Ross (2012).

Ross, George W. "“EU Institutions Face the Great Recession: How Has the Machinery Worked?,”." Economic Crisis in Europe: What it means for the EU and Russia. Ed. Joan DeBardeleben and Ina Criju eds. Houndsworth, UK: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2012

Ross, George W. "“Euroclash and Euro-Debates,” Review Article with Colin Hay and Wolfgang Streeck." Socioeconomic Review January 2009. (2012).

Ross, George W. "“Les élites européennes face aux crises de l’UE,”." Le champ de l’Eurocratie: Une sociologie politique du personnel de l’UE. Ed. Didier Georgakais. Paris: Editions Economica, 2012

Ross, George W. "“The Crisis Of European Integration In Historical Perspective,”." Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science on-line (2012)

Ross, George W. "“The European Union,”." Introduction to Comparative Politics. Ed. William Joseph, Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, eds. Boston: Cengage, 2012

Cronin, James, Ross, George W, Shoch, James, eds. What’s Left of the Left?Democrats and Social Democrats in a Globalizing World. Raleigh-Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.

Ross, George W. "La gauche Européenne et la crise." La Gauche et la crise. Ed. Jean-François Lisée. Montréal: Boréal, 2011

Ross, George W. "The Puzzles of European Integration and the Center-Left." What's Left of the Left: Spaces and Places of the Center-Left in Comparative Perspective.. Ed. Cronin, Ross, Shoch. Raleigh-Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2011. 45.

Ross, George W/Arthur Goldhammer. "The Traumas of The French Left in Globalization." What's Left of the Left?. Ed. Cronin,Ross,Shoch. Raleigh-Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2011

Ross, George. , The European Union and its Crises seen through the Eyes of the Brussels Elite. Houndsworth, UK: Palgrave-Mcmillan, 2011.

Ross, George W. "The European Union and the Future of European Politics." European Politics in Transition. sixth ed. Ed. Kesselman, Krieger, Ross et al. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. 70.

Ross, George W. "What do "Europeans" Think? Analyses of the European Union's current crisis by European elites." Journal of Common Market Studies (2008): 25.

Ross,George W, with Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, et al.. European Politics in Transition. 6th edition ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

Ross, George W. "European Social Models in the Maelstrom:Futures of Social Citizenship in the EU,(translated into French)." La Citoyenneté dans tous ses États. Ed. Berengere Marques-Perreira, Eric Remacle, Jane Jenson. Montreal: University of Montreal Press, 2007. 40.

Ross, George W. "Myth and Reality in the 20006 French `events"." French Politics Culture and Society Fall 2006 (2007): 20.

Ross, George W. ""Danger, One EU Crisis May Hide Another Social Model Anxieties and Hard Cases"." Comparative European Politics Fall 2006 (2006): 35.

Ross, George, Martin, Andrew. Euros and Europeans : monetary integration and the European model of society. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Ross,George W, with Andrew Martin. The Brave New World of European Labor: European Trade Unions at the Millennium. New York: Berhahn Books, 1999.

Ross,George W. Jacques Delors and European Integration. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Ross,George W, ed with James Hollifield. In Search of the New France. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Ross,George W, co-ed. Jolyon Howorth. Contemporary France, vols 1-3. London: Frances Pinter, 1987.

Ross,George W, co-ed. Stanley Hoffman & Sylvia Mazacher. The Mitterrand Experiment, Continuity and Change in Socialist France. London: Polity Press, 1987.

Ross,George W. The View from Inside: A French Communist Cell in Crisis. University of California Press, 1985.

Ross,George W, with A. Martin, P. Gourevitch, S. Bornstein, A. Ma. Unions and Economic Crisis: UK, West Germany and Sweden. London: Allen & Unwin, 1984.

Ross,George W, with Peter Lange and Maurizio Vannicelli.. French and Italian Union Strategy and the Political Economy, 1945-1980. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1982.

Ross,George W. Workers and Communists in France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.