Publications (selected)

    Major Study on Social Cash Transfers across the Global South completed

The research project FLOOR-B on social cash transfers in the global South, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is drawing to a close after years of research in a team of researchers. Please find the data base, background information and outcomes of the project at www.floorcash.org. The research team is happy about any exchanges with colleagues who work in the field (contact: lutz.leisering@uni-bielefeld.de).


2019 (chronological)

Koch, M. (2019). Elements of a Political Economy of the Postgrowth Era. Real-World Economics Review, 87, pp. 90-105.

Buch-Hansen, H. & Koch, M. (2019).Degrowth through Income and Weath Caps?. Ecological Economics (online).

Yörük, E., Öker, I., Yildrim, K., Yakut-Çakar, B. (2019).The Variable Selection Problem in the Three Worlds of Welfare Literature.Social Indicators Research, pp.1-22.


2018 (alphabetical)

Auer, D., Bonoli, G., Fossati, F. (forthcoming). The Matching Hierarchies Model: Evidence from a Survey Experiment on Employers' Hiring Intent Regarding Immigrant Applicants. International Migration Review, Online First.

Bonoli, G. & Fossati, F. (forthcoming). More than noise? Explaining instances ofminority preference in correspondence studies of recruitment. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Böger, T. &  Leisering, L. (2018) A new pathway to universalism? Explaining the spread of ‘social’ pensions in the global South, 1967–2011.Journal of International Relations and Development .

Böger, T. & Öktem, K. (2018) Levels or worlds of welfare? Assessing social rights and social stratification in Northern and Southern countries.Social Policy and Administration.

Brady, M. (2018).Targeting single mothers? Dynamics of contracting Australian employment services and activation policies at the street level.Journal of Social Policy, 44 (1), pp. 1-19.

Büchs, M. & Koch, M. (2018). Challenges for the Degrowth Transition: The Debate about Wellbeing. Futures (Online).

Ebbinghaus, B. & Naumann, E. (Eds.) (2018). Welfare State Reforms Seen from Below: Comparing Public Attitudes and Organized Interests in Britain and Germany. London:Springer Online.

Eggers, T., Grages, C., Pfau-Effinger, B., Och, R. (2018).Re-conceptualising the relationship between de-familiali-sation and familialisation and the implications for gender equality – the case of long-term care policies for older people.Ageing & Society, pp. 1–27.

Eiró, F. (2018). Anti-poverty Programs and Vote-Buying Strategies. In: Kubbe I., Engelbert A. (eds),Corruption and Norms: Political Corruption and Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Fossati, F. (2018). How regimes shape preferences. A study of political actors’ labour market policy preferences in flexicurity and dualizing countries. Socio-Economic Review, 16 (3), pp. 523-544. 

Holtmann, D. (2018).43 Country Case Studies on the Performance of Politic, Economy and Society.Achen: Shaker Verlag

Huber, E., Niedzwieck, S. (2018). Changing ystems of Social Protection in the Context of the Changing Political Economies since the 1980s.  Ciência e Saúde Coletiva, 27 (7), pp. 2085-2094.

Koch, M. (2018). The Naturalization of Growth: Marx, the Regulation Approach and Bourdieu.Environmental Values, 27 (1), pp. 9-27.

Leisering, L. (2018). The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers. How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Manow, P., Palier, B. & Schwander, H. (Eds.) (2018). Welfare Democracies and Party Politics. Explaining Electoral Dynamics in Times of Changing Welfare Capitalism: Oxford University Press.

Shaver, S. (Ed.). (forthcoming). Handbook on Gender and Social Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Taylor-Gooby, P. & Leruth, B. (Eds.) (2018).Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare: Social Policy Directions in Uncertain Times. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

You Yenn, T. (2018).This is What Inequality Looks Like.Singapore: Ethos Books.


2017 (alphabetical)

Adamson, E. (2017): Nannies, migration and early childhood education and care: An international comparison of in-home childcare policy and practice. Bristol: Policy Press.

Andersen, JG., Schoyen, MA. and Hvinden, B. (2017). Changing Scandinavian Welfare States - Which Way Forward? In: Taylor-Gooby, P., Leruth, B., and Chung, H. (eds), After Austerity: Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.

Berten, J., Leisering, L. (2017): Protecting injured workers. How global ideas of industrial accident insurance travelled to China. Journal of Chinese Governance 2 (1), 106-123. 

Berten,J., Leisering, L. (2017): Social policy by numbers. How international organisations construct global policy proposals. International Journal of Social Welfare, 26 (Early View).

Buchs, M., & Koch, M. (2017): Postgrowth and Wellbeing. Challenges to Sustainable Welfare. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Blank, R. H., Burau, V. and Kuhlmann, E. (2017). Comparative Health Policy, fifth edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Dencker-Larsen, S. (2017). Measuring Employability for Disadvantaged Unemployed People? Evidence from Survey and Register Data. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 7(3).

Garritzmann, J., Häusermann, S., Palier, B., Zollinger, C. (March 2017): WoPSI- The World Politics of Social Investment: An international research project to explain variance in social investment agendas and social investment reforms across countries and world regions,LIEPP Working Paper n°64.

Gough, I. (2017). Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing.Edward Elgar Publishing.(A video podcast of the book launch can be seen here)

Halvorsen, R., Hvinden, B., Bickenbach, J., Ferri, D. & Guillén Rodriguez, A.M. (Eds) (2017). The Changing Disability Policy System. Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1.Routledge.

Haarmann, A. (2018). The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe. Cham: Springer International Publishing

Harris, J. (2017). Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Holtmann, D. (2017): The wealth and welfare of nations in change. Prosperity versus environmental sustainability, Innovation versus social security, equality of participation versus womenfriendliness and migrant-friendliness, social integration versus autonomy in international comparison. Shaker verlag.

Jakobsson, N., Muttarak, R. & Schoyen, MA. (2017): Dividing the pie in the eco-social state: Exploring the relationship between public support for environmental and welfare policies. Environment and Planning C:Politics and Space 1 June 2017.

Klimczuk, Andrzej (2017): Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume II: Putting Theory into Practice. Palgrave Macmillan US.

Koch, M., Buch-Hansen, H., & Fritz, M. (2017): 'Shifting Priorities in Degrowth Research: An Argument for the Centrality of Human Needs', Ecological Economics 138: 74-81.

Lüscher, K. et al. (2017). Generationen, Generationenbeziehungen, Generationenpolitik. Ein mehrsprachiges Kompendium.

Maron, A. &  Shalev, M. (eds.) (2017): Neoliberalism as a State Project: Changing the Political Economy of Israel. Oxford University Press.

Niedzwiecki, S., Nunnally, D. (2017). Mixed-Methods Research in the Study of Welfare States. PS: Political Science & Politics, 50 (4), pp. 1028-1031.

Niedzwiecki, S., Pribble, J. (2017). Social Policies and Center-Right Governments in Argentina and Chile. Latin American Politics & Society, 59 (3), pp. 72–97.

Noy, S. & Sprague-Jones, J. (2017). Comparative dynamics in public health spending: Re-conceptualizing delta-convergence to examine how convergence occurs in the OECD and Latin America. International Journal of Comparative Sociology Online First, 57 (6), pp.425-448.

Noy, S. (2017). Healthy Targets? World Bank Projects and Targeted Health Programmes and Policies in Peru, Argentina, and Costa Rica, 1980-2005. Oxford Development Studies Online First, July 12, 2017.

Noy, S. (2017). Banking on Health: The World Bank and Health Sector Reform in Latin America. London: Palgrave Macmillan.  

Patel, L. & Ulriksen, M.S. (Eds.) (2017).Development, Social Policy and Community Action: Lessons from below. HSRC Press.

Potůček, M. et al. (2017). Public Policy. Prague: Karolinum Press.

Reibling, N., Beckfield, J., Huijts, T., Schmidt-Catran, A., Thomson, K. & C. Wendt (2017). Depressed During the Depression: Has the Economic Crisis Affected Mental Health Inequailties in Europe? Findings from the European Social Survey (2014) Special Module on the Determinants of Health. European Journal of Public Health 27(suppl_1): 47-54.

Tomczyk, Ł. & Klimczuk, A. (Eds.) (2017).  Selected Contemporary Challenges of Ageing Policy . Kraków: Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie.

Taylor-Gooby, P., Leruth, B. & Chung, H. (eds.) (2017): After Austerity: Welfare Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession. Oxford University Press.

van Oorschot, W., Roosma, F., Meuleman, B. & Reeskens, T. (Eds.) (2017). The Social Legitimacy of Targeted Welfare: Attitudes to Welfare Deservingness. Edward Elgar Publishing.                          


2016 (alphabetical)

Adua, Lazarus &  Lobao, Linda. (2016): “Business Attraction and Redistribution by U.S. Local Governments: To What Extent Is There a Zero-Sum Relationship Between Business and Citizen’s Interests?”  State and Local Government Review, 47 (4), 223-239. DOI:10.1177/0160323X15624743
Adamson, E. & Brennan, D. (2016): Return of the nanny: Public policy towards in-home childcare in the UK, Canada and Australia’, Social Policy & Administration (Published online September 2016). DOI: 10.1111/spol.12250

Blaikie, Norman & Priest Jan (2016): Social Research: paradigms in action. Polity

Briguglio, M. & Brown, M. (Editors) (2016): Sociology of the Maltese Islands, Malta. Miller Publications.

Dencker-Larsen, S. &  Lundberg, K.G. (2016): Depicted welfare-recipient stereotypes in Norway and Denmark: A photo-elicitation studyNordic Journal of Social Research. Vol 7.

Fenwick, T.B. (2016): Avoiding governors.Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina. University of Notre Dame Press.

Fenwick, Tracy Beck (2016): Avoiding Governors Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina. University of Notre Dame Press.

Fritz, M. and Koch, M. (2016): Economic Development and Prosperity Patterns around the World: Structural Challenges for a Global Steady-State Economy. Global Environmental Change, 38 (May), pp. 41-48.

Gomes, Cristina (2016): Discriminação e racismo nas Américas: um problema de justiça, equidade e direitos humanos. CRV Editors, Parana, Brasil. ISBN: 978-85-444-1214-5.

Halvorsen, Rune & Hvinden, Bjørn (2016): Combating Poverty in Europe. Active Inclusion in a Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Context. Elgar Online.

Koch, Max (2016): The Role of the State in Employment and Welfare Regulation. Sweden in the European Context. International Review of Social History ,61: 243-262.              DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020859016000419

Koch, M., Gullberg, AT, Schoyen, M. Hvinden, B. (2016): Sustainable Welfare in the EU: Promoting Synergies in Climate and Social Policies,Critical Social Policy.

Koch, Max and Mont, Oksana (eds) (2016): Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare, London: Routledge (Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics series).

Kozlowska, I., Béland, D., Lecours, A. (2016): Nationalism, religion, and abortion policy in four Catholic societies. Nations and Nationalism, XX(X), pp. 1-21. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12157

  Martínez Franzoni, Juliana and Sanchez-Ancochea, Diego. (2016): The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architechtures. Cambridge University Press. 

Martinek, Hanne. (2016): Mothers' Social Citizenship. The logics and effects of the German and Swedish welfare states, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.

Morel, N., Touzet,C, Zemmour, M. (2016): Fiscal Welfare and Welfare State Reform: A research Agenda, LIEPP Working Paper n°45.

Noy, Shiri and Koen Voorend. (2016): Social Rights and Migrant Realities: Migration Policy Reform and Migrants' Access to Health Care in Costa Rica, Argentina, and Chile. Journal of International Migration and Integration 17(2), pp. 605-629.

Pavolini, E. and Kuhlman, E.(2016): Health workforce development in Europe: a matrix for comparing trajectories of change in the professions. Health Policy, 120(3). pp.227-344. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.03.002

Pontusson, J., Weisstanner, D. (November 2016): The Political Economy of Conmpensatory Redistribution, LIEPP Working Paper n°59.

Ringen, Stein (2016): The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century. Hong Kong University Press.

Schubert, Klaus/ de Villota, Paloma/ Kuhlmann, Johanna (eds.) (2016): Challenges to European Welfare Systems. Springer.

Teo, Y. (2016): Not everyone has ‘maids’: class differentials in the elusive quest for work-life balance. Gender, Place & Culture, pp. 1-15. DOI:  10.1080/0966369X.2015.1136810

Trampusch, Christine/ Palier, Bruno (2016): Between X and Y: how process tracing contributes to opening the black box of causality. In: New Political Economy, pp. 1-18.


2015 (alphabetical)

Béland, Daniel/ Daigneault, Pierre-Marc (eds.) (2015): Welfare Reform in Canada: Provincial Social Assistance in Comparative Perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Carbonnier, Clément/ Morel, Nathalie (eds.) (2015): The Political Economy of Household Services in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.

Fenwick, Tray Beck (2015): Avoiding Governors. Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina. University of Notre Dame Press.

Ferragina, Emanuele (December 2015): A Matter of Size and Generosity: Assesing the Compley Relation between the Welfare State and Social Capital, LIEPP Working Paper n°43.

Gazso, Amber/ McDaniel, Susan/ Waldron, Ingrid (2015): Networks of Social Support to Manage Poverty: More Changeable than Durable. Journal of Poverty.

Kaasch, A. /Martens, K. (eds) (2015): Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance. Oxford University Press.

Kaasch, A. (2015): Shaping Global Health Policy. Global Social Policy Actors and Ideas about Health Care Systems. Palgrave Macmillan.

Klenk, Tanja/ Pavolini, Emmanuele (eds.) (2015): Restructuring Welfare Governance. Marketisation, Managerialism and Welfare State Professionalism. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Koch, M. (2015):  Climate Change, Capitalism and Degrowth Trajectories to a Global Steady-State Economy. International Critical Thought, 5(4) (December), pp. 439-452.

Kuhlmann, E./ Batenburg, R./ Dussault, G. (eds.) (2015): Guest Editorial. Health workforce governance in Europe: Where are we going?  Health Policy, 119 (12).

Lin, Ka/ Zhang, Jiahua (2015): Social Policy and the Society-building Process. The Experience from the Nordic Countries. China Renmin University Press. (In Chinese)

Liu, Lichun W./ McDaniel, Susan A. (2015): Family Caregiving for Immigrant Seniors Living With Heart Disease and Stroke: Chinese Canadian Perspective. Health care for women international, 36(12), pp. 1327-1345. DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2015.1038346

McDaniel, Susan A. (2015): Ageing in Precarious Times. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 52(1), pp. 57-74.

McDaniel, Susan A./ Wong, Lloyd/ Watt, Bonita (2015): Aging Workforce and the Future Labour Market in Canada. Canadian Public Policy – Analyse de politiques, 41(2), pp. 97-108.  

McDaniel, Susan A./ Seong-gee Um (2015): States and Markets: Sociology of Public Policy in Canada. Canada: Oxford University Press.

Meagher, Gabrielle/ Lundström, Tommy/ Sallnäs, Marie/ Wiklund, Stefan (2015): Big business in a thin market: Understanding the privatization of residential care for children and youth in Sweden. In: Social Policy & Administration, DOI: 10.1111/spol.12172

Noy, Shiri. 2015. “The Washington Consensus and Social Policy: World Bank Projects and Health Sector Reform in Costa Rica.” Latin American Policy 26(2): 182-204.

Noy, Shiri and Patricia A. McManus. 2015. "Modernization, Globalization, Trends, and Convergence in Health Expenditure in Latin America and the Caribbean." Sociology of Development 1(2): 321-346.

The second expert group for evaluation of the adequacy of basic social security (2015): Adequacy of basic social security in Finland 2011–2015. Kela Research Department. Working papers 80/2015. 143 pages. Helsinki 2015. ISSN 2323-9239.

Torbenfeldt, Tea/ Frederiksen, Morten/ Larsen, Jørgen Elm (eds.) (2015): The Danish Welfare State. A Sociological Investigation.  Palgrave Macmillan.

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