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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Emeritus Professor Colin Crouch

Emeritus Professor Colin Crouch
External Scientific Member


Research Interests

structure of European societies, with special reference to labor market, gender and family issues; economic sociology; neo-institutional analysis; local economic development and public service reform

Selected Publications

Society and Social Change in 21st Century Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016  
The Knowledge Corrupters: Hidden Consequences of the Financial Takeover of Public Life. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016. German edition: Die bezifferte Welt: Wie die Logik der Finanzmärkte das Wissen bedroht. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2015  
Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europe. Cheltenham: Elgar, 2015  
Making Capitalism Fit for Society. Cambridge: Polity, 2013. German edition: Jenseits des Neoliberalismus: Ein Plädoyer für soziale Gerechtigkeit. Vienna: Passagen, 2013  
The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism. Cambridge: Polity, 2011 (Das befremdliche Überleben des Neoliberalismus, Suhrkamp, 2011; Il potere dei giganti, Laterza, 2012)  
Post-democracy. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004 (editions in: German, Postdemokratie, Suhrkamp, 2008; Italian, 2003; Spanish, 2004; Japanese, 2007; Russian, 2010; Swedish, 2011)  
The Diversity of Democracy: Corporatism, Social Order and Political Conflict (ed. with W. Streeck). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006*  
Capitalist Diversity and Change: Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005*  
Changing Governance of Local Economies: Response of European Local Production Systems (with P. Le Galès, C. Trigilia, H. Voelzkow). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004*  
Local Production Systems in Europe: Rise or Demise? (with P. Le Galès, C. Trigilia, H. Voelzkow). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001 (Italian edition 2004)*  
* Publications based on research conducted jointly with MPIfG researchers.  
Articles and Book Chapters  
Can There Be a Normative Theory of Corporate Political Power? In: Complex Democracy: Varieties, Crises, and Transformations. (Eds.) V. Schneider, B. Eberlein. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015, 117-131.  
Putting Neoliberalism in Its Place. Political Quarterly 85, 2, 114-121 (2014)  
Il declino delle relazioni industriali nell’odierno capitalismo. Stato e Mercato 1/2012, 55-76 (2012)  
Cities as National Champions? (with P. Le Galès). Journal of European Public Policy 19, 3, 405-419 (2012)  
Employment, Consumption, Debt, and European Industrial Relations. Industrial Relations 51, S1, 389-412 (2012)  
Beyond the Flexibility/Security Trade-off: Reconciling Confident Consumers with Insecure Workers. British Journal of Industrial Relations 50, 1, 1-22 (2012)



2011 to present Emeritus Professor, International Centre for Governance and Public Management, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
2005-2011 Chair of the Institute of Governance and Public Management at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
1997 to present External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
1995-2004 Professor of Comparative Social Institutions at the European University Institute, Florence
1985-1994 Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford
1973-1985 Lecturer and Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science
1975 Doctor of Philosophy, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
1972-1973 Lecturer at the University of Bath
1969 BA, London School of Economics and Political Science


Professional Activities (Selected)

Vice-President for the Social Sciences, British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, since September 2012  
Expert consultant to the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD  
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of Vienna University

Awards and Honors (Selected)

The Political Book Award of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for "Das befremdliche Überleben des Neoliberalismus" (Suhrkamp, 2011; the German edition of The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism, Polity, 2011), 2012

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