Prof Alex Balch

Professor Politics

    Publications

    2019

    On the Unreliability of Multiple Systems Estimation for Estimating the Number of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery in the UK (Journal article)

    Whitehead, J., Jackson, J., Balch, A., & Francis, B. (n.d.). On the Unreliability of Multiple Systems Estimation for Estimating the Number of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery in the UK. Journal of Human Trafficking, 1-13. doi:10.1080/23322705.2019.1660952

    DOI: 10.1080/23322705.2019.1660952

    Transparency in supply chains and the lived experiences of workers and their families in the garment sectors of Bangladesh and Myanmar (Journal article)

    Vaughn, L., Balch, A., Johns, J., & Currie, S. (n.d.). Transparency in supply chains and the lived experiences of workers and their families in the garment sectors of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Journal of the British Academy, 7 (s1), 35-60. doi:10.5871/jba/007s1.035

    DOI: 10.5871/jba/007s1.035

    The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice (Book)

    Balch, A. R., Craig, G., Lewis, H., & Waite, L. (Eds.) (2019). The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice. Bristol: Policy Press.

    2018

    A deadly cocktail? The fusion of Europe and immigration in the UK press (Journal article)

    Balch, A., & Balabanova, E. (2018). A deadly cocktail? The fusion of Europe and immigration in the UK press. Critical Discourse Studies. doi:10.1080/17405904.2017.1284687

    DOI: 10.1080/17405904.2017.1284687

    2017

    The Co-op’s Bright Future programme: An independent Interim Review (Report)

    Balch, A. R. (n.d.). The Co-op’s Bright Future programme: An independent Interim Review.

    Fresh Start: Integrating Survivors of Modern Slavery (Report)

    Balch, A. R. (n.d.). Fresh Start: Integrating Survivors of Modern Slavery.

    2016

    Immigration and the State: Fear, Greed and Hospitality (Book)

    Balch, A. R. (2016). Immigration and the State: Fear, Greed and Hospitality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Tightening the Grip: The Coalition Government and Migrant Workers (Chapter)

    Balch, A. R. (2016). Tightening the Grip: The Coalition Government and Migrant Workers. In S. Williams, & P. Scott (Eds.), Employment Relations under Coalition GovernmentThe UK Experience, 2010-2015. London: Routledge.

    2015

    Understanding and Evaluating UK Efforts to Tackle Forced Labour (Chapter)

    Balch, A. (2015). Understanding and Evaluating UK Efforts to Tackle Forced Labour. In Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrants (pp. 86-98). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://www.palgrave.com/

    Assessing the International Regime Against Human Trafficking (Chapter)

    Balch, A. (2015). Assessing the International Regime Against Human Trafficking. In Handbook of the International Political Economy of Migration (pp. 98-119). Cheltenham: Elgar. Retrieved from http://www.e-elgar.com/

    Borders, immigration and state transformation (Chapter)

    Balch, A. (2015). Borders, immigration and state transformation. In Encounters with World Affairs (pp. 329-347). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. Retrieved from http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472411167

    Ethics, Politics and Migration: Public Debates on the Free Movement of Romanians and Bulgarians in the UK, 2006-2013 (Journal article)

    Balch, A., & Balabanova, E. (2016). Ethics, Politics and Migration: Public Debates on the Free Movement of Romanians and Bulgarians in the UK, 2006-2013. POLITICS, 36(1), 19-35. doi:10.1111/1467-9256.12082

    DOI: 10.1111/1467-9256.12082

    2014

    Tackling Exploitation and Forced Labour in the UK Hotel Sector (Report)

    Balch, A. R., & Rankin, G. (n.d.). Tackling Exploitation and Forced Labour in the UK Hotel Sector.

    UK Hotels Policy Guide: How to protect your business against human trafficking, forced labour and labour exploitation (Report)

    Balch, A. R., & Rankin, G. (n.d.). UK Hotels Policy Guide: How to protect your business against human trafficking, forced labour and labour exploitation: UK Hotels Policy Guide: How to protect your business against human trafficking, forced labour and labour exploitation.

    A Europe of Rights and Values? Public Debates on Sarkozy's Roma Affair in France, Bulgaria and Romania (Journal article)

    Balch, A., Balabanova, E., & Trandafoiu, R. (2014). A Europe of Rights and Values? Public Debates on Sarkozy's Roma Affair in France, Bulgaria and Romania. JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES, 40(8), 1154-1174. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2013.854691

    DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2013.854691

    Normative Europe and the Roma Issue in the Romanian and Bulgarian Press (Chapter)

    Balch, A., Balabanova, E., & Trandafoiu, R. (2014). Normative Europe and the Roma Issue in the Romanian and Bulgarian Press. In L. A. Lievrouw (Ed.), Challenging Communication Research: Selected Papers from the International Communication Association Annual Conference, 2013 (pp. 61-75). Oxford: Peter Lang.

    2013

    Assessing the impact of EU strategies post-Stockholm on UK policing of human trafficking (Chapter)

    Balch, A., & Rankin, G. (2013). Assessing the impact of EU strategies post-Stockholm on UK policing of human trafficking. In M. O'Neill, K. Swinton, & A. Winter (Eds.), Maria O'Neill, Ken Swinton and Aaron Winter (pp. 160-187). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.

    2012

    'Regulation and Enforcement to Tackle Forced Labour in the UK: A Systematic Response?' (Report)

    Balch, A. (2012). 'Regulation and Enforcement to Tackle Forced Labour in the UK: A Systematic Response?'. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation - JRF. Retrieved from http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/regulation-and-enforcement-forced-labour

    Alex Balch & Andrew Geddes (2012): Connections between admission policies and integration policies at the EU level and given linkages with national policy making. (Report)

    Balch, A., & Geddes, A. (2012). Alex Balch & Andrew Geddes (2012): Connections between admission policies and integration policies at the EU level and given linkages with national policy making.. Vienna: International Centre for Migration Policy Development. Retrieved from http://research.icmpd.org/1429.html#c5294

    2011

    A system in chaos? Knowledge and sense-making on immigration policy in public debates (Journal article)

    Balch, A., & Balabanova, E. (2011). A system in chaos? Knowledge and sense-making on immigration policy in public debates. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 33(6), 885-904. doi:10.1177/0163443711411007

    DOI: 10.1177/0163443711411007

    Labour market flexibility and worker security in an 'age of migration' (Chapter)

    Balch, A., & Scott, S. (2011). Labour market flexibility and worker security in an 'age of migration'. In M. Bommes, & G. Sciortino (Eds.), Foggy Social Structures (pp. 280). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

    Opportunity from Crisis? Organisational Responses to Human Trafficking in the UK (Journal article)

    Balch, A., & Geddes, A. (2011). Opportunity from Crisis? Organisational Responses to Human Trafficking in the UK. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13(1), 26-41. doi:10.1111/j.1467-856x.2010.00437.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-856x.2010.00437.x

    The EU Migration Regime (Chapter)

    Balch, A., & Geddes, A. (2011). The EU Migration Regime. In A. Meijer, & H. Dijstelbloem (Eds.), Migration and the New Technological Borders of Europe (pp. 280). Manchester: Palgrave.

    2010

    Economic Migration and the Politics of Hospitality in Spain: Ideas and Policy Change (Journal article)

    BALCH, A. (n.d.). Economic Migration and the Politics of Hospitality in Spain: Ideas and Policy Change. Politics & Policy, 38(5), 1037-1065. doi:10.1111/j.1747-1346.2010.00263.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-1346.2010.00263.x

    Economic Migration and the Politics of Hospitality in Spain: Ideas and Policy Change (Journal article)

    Balch, A. (2010). Economic Migration and the Politics of Hospitality in Spain: Ideas and Policy Change. Politics & Policy, 38(5), 1037-1065.

    Managing Labour Migration in Europe: Ideas, Knowledge and Policy Change (Book)

    Balch, A. (2010). Managing Labour Migration in Europe: Ideas, Knowledge and Policy Change. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

    Sending and receiving: The ethical framing of intra-EU migration in the European press (Journal article)

    Balabanova, E., & Balch, A. (2010). Sending and receiving: The ethical framing of intra-EU migration in the European press. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, 25(4), 382-397. doi:10.1177/0267323110381005

    DOI: 10.1177/0267323110381005

    2009

    Labour and Epistemic Communities: The Case of ‘Managed Migration’ in the UK (Journal article)

    Balch, A. (2009). Labour and Epistemic Communities: The Case of ‘Managed Migration’ in the UK. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 11(4), 613-633. doi:10.1111/j.1467-856x.2009.00384.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-856x.2009.00384.x

    The Geographic Dimension of Labour Mobility in the European Union (Report)

    Ackers, L., Balch, A., Currie, S., Millard, D., & Scott, S. (2009). The Geographic Dimension of Labour Mobility in the European Union. Liverpool: University of Liverpool.