Refereed Journal Articles

Cole, M., 2022. (Infra)structural Discontinuity: Capital, Labour, and Technological Change. Antipode.

Cole, M., Stuart, M., Hardy, K., Spencer, D., 2022. Wage Theft and the Struggle over the Working Day in Hospitality Work: A Typology of Unpaid Labour Time. Work, Employment and Society 09500170221111719.

Howson, K., Johnston, H., Cole, M., Ferrari, F., Ustek-Spilda, F., Graham, M., 2022. Unpaid labour and territorial extraction in digital value networks. Global Networks.

Cole, M., Cant, C., Ustek Spilda, F., Graham, M., 2022. Politics by Automatic Means? A Critique of Artificial Intelligence Ethics at Work. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence 5.

Howson, K, Ustek Spilda, F, Bertolini, A, Heeks, R, Ferrari, F, Katta, S, Cole, M, Aguera Reneses, P, Salem, N, Steward, S, Graham, M, Sutcliff, D, (2021) ‘Stripping back the mask: Working conditions on digital labour platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic’. International Labour Review.

Cole, M, (2020) ‘Les machines intélligentes. Une brève synthèse historique’, Les Mondes du Travail, (24–25), pp. 115–123. Translated by Françoise Piotet.

Book Chapters

Ustek-Spilda, F, Ferrari, F, Cole, M, Aguera-Reneses, P, Graham, M, (2021) The Infrastructural Power of Platform Capitalism. Social Europe Publishing in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, pp. 1–7.

Cole, M, Radice, H, Umney, C, (2020) ‘The Political Economy of Datafication and Work: A New Digital Taylorism?’ Socialist Register 2021: Beyond Digital Capitalism: New Ways of Living. Monthly Review Press, New York.

Cole, M, (2018) Exploitation, in: The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. pp. 303-310.  doi:10.5040/

Other Journal Articles

Cole, M, (2015) Book review: Jennifer M Silva, Coming up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty. Work, Employment and Society 29, 525–526. doi:10.1177/0950017015572332

Cole, M, (2015) Book review: The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It. Review of Political Economy 27, 679–682. doi:10.1080/09538259.2015.1080469


Spencer, D, Cole, M, Joyce, S, Whittaker, X, Stuart, M (2021) Digital Automation and The Future of Work. Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) of the European Parliament. Brussels. Available at:

Cole, M, (2019) IG Metall and the 28-hour week.In: Stronge, W, (Ed.) The Shorter Working Week: A Radical And Pragmatic Proposal. Hampshire: Autonomy Institute.

Cole, M, (2018) Automation. Autonomy Institute, Available at:

Other Selected Publications

Cole, M, (2021) The Wage Theft Epidemic. Tribune Magazine. Available at:

Cole, M, (2021) How Value Weaponises the Machine. Verso blog. (available at:

Cole, M, (2020) Automation Will Create More Jobs, But Most Will Be Shit. Novara Media. London. (available at:

Cole, M, (2020). Why Silicon Valley Loves Coronavirus. Tribune Magazine. London. (available at:

Cole, M, (2018) Why a Strike at TGI Friday’s Is a Big Deal for Britain’s Pissed Off Hospitality Workers. Vice Magazine. (available at:

Cole, M, (2017) Platform and Value-Form’. Salvage Quarterly. London. (available at:

Cole, M, (2017) It’s possible that we can build a society where people don’t have to work-here’s how’. The Independent. London. (available at: