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  MPIfG Öffentlicher Vortrag | Public Lecture
 

Donnerstag, 16. Januar 2014 | 17 Uhr (s.t.)

Distributive Conflict in Post-Industrial Societies: Preferences and Politics in Dualized Labor Markets

Silja Häusermann, University of Zurich
 
Labor market vulnerability is distributed increasingly unequally in postindustrial societies. The relevant question from a political science perspective is whether dualization is likely to become a politicized – and mobilized – conflict line in distributive politics. The answer to this question depends on the impact that labor market risk has on the individual preferences of insiders and outsiders, as well as on the conditions that support or prevent a mobilization of such preference divides.

 
Silja Häusermann is Professor of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Her recent research focuses primarily on welfare state reform, labor market inequality, as well as the responsiveness of political parties to socio-structural transformations of the electorate. Among her most important publications are The Politics of Welfare State Reform in Continental Europe: Modernization in Hard Times (CUP 2010) and The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Countries (OUP 2013, co-edited with Patrick Emmenegger, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser), as well as recent articles on dualization and on the changing relationship between political parties and distributive politics in the Journal of European Social Policy and the British Journal of Political Science.

 

 
Selected publications
  • Who Is in and Who Is Out? A Risk-Based Conceptualization of Insiders and Outsiders (with Hanna Schwander; Journal of European Social Policy 23, 2013).
  • Partisan Politics and the Welfare State: Recent Advances in the Literature (with Georg Picot and Dominik Geering; British Journal of Political Science 2012).
  • The Age of Dualization. The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Countries (with Patrick Emmenegger, Bruno Palier and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser; Oxford University Press 2012).
  • The Politics of Welfare State Reform in Continental Europe: Modernization in Hard Times (Cambridge University Press 2010).
  • Solidarity with whom? Why Trade Unions are Losing Ground in Continental Pension Politics (European Journal of Political Research 49, 2010).


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