Thomas Paster

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Dear visitor,  
Welcome to my webpage! I am a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and hold a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence.  
I currently work on the question of how business interests affect the politics and policies of the welfare state and of industrial relations. My research has been published, inter alia, in Comparative Political Studies, Socio-Economic Review, World Politics, as well as a book.  
On this site you can find more information about me, my research projects, and my publications. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my research. Thank you for taking the time to visit!  
Thomas Paster

Selected recent publications:  
"Why Did Austrian Business Oppose Welfare Cuts? How the Organization of Interests Shapes Business Attitudes Toward Social Partnership" Forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 47, no. 10 (October 2014), doi: 10.1177/0010414013488556. Published online 25 June 2013.  
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"Business and Welfare State Development: Why Did Employers Accept Social Reforms?" World Politics, Vol. 65, no. 3 (July 2013), 416-51, doi:10.1017/S0043887113000117. Published online 18 July 2013.  
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"Do German Employers Support Board-level Codetermination? The Paradox of Individual Support and Collective Opposition." Socio-Economic Review. Vol. 10, no. 3 (July 2012), 471-95. doi:10.1093/ser/mwr017.  
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The Role of Business in the Development of the Welfare State and Labor Markets in Germany: Containing Social Reforms, London:Routledge. Series: Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of Welfare (2012).  
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