Thomas Paster


 

Teaching


 

Winter term 2012/13


University of Cologne - Chair of International Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology in cooperation with the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics, and Social Sciences (CGS)
Welfare States and Labor Markets in Comparative Perspective: Challenges, Policies, and Politics
This course will introduce students to issues of welfare state development and adjustment in the context of an internationalized world economy. In recent decades the viability of the institutions of the welfare state in advanced industrialized countries has been called into question by the much-discussed developments of economic globalization, European economic and monetary integration and the post-industrialization of European societies. In this course we look at these challenges and the ways different countries have responded to them. We seek to analyze and explain how and why responses have differed across countries and to what extent we can consider these responses as effective in meeting the challenges discussed during the seminar. Thereby, the course will pay particular attention to the role of international developments and their interaction with domestic party politics and political institutions.
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Summer term 2012


University of Cologne - Chair of International Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology in cooperation with the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics, and Social Sciences (CGS)
Globalization, Europeanization & The Transformation of National Capitalisms in Western Europe
This Master-level course introduces students to issues of comparative political economy in Western Europe. Its main focus is the transformation of national economic and social systems in Western Europe in recent decades and the exploration of possible interactions between this transformation, the global economy, and the European institutions.

The course focuses on the adjustment of national social and economic systems to a range of international and domestic challenges and seeks to help students to understand how and why responses have differed across countries.

The course covers a variety of institutional fields, including corporate governance, corporate finance, migration, wage bargaining, monetary and macroeconomic policy, and welfare state reform.
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Summer term 2011


University of Cologne - Chair of Comparative Politics
Das Politische System der BRD in Vergleichender Perspektive [The Political System of the FRG in Comparative Perspective]
This course, held in German, gives an introduction to the political system of the German Federal Republic and is designed for undergraduate students. Topics covered in the course are, inter alia, electoral system, voting behavior, party system, media, interest groups, and the interaction of national and European politics.
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