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Douglas Voigt

Douglas Voigt
Douglas Voigt
Areas of interest: European Political Economy, comparative social policy, labor market policy, social and economic theory.

Stay(s) with the Research Group

01.01. - 30.06. 2015

Research focus, presentations and publications during stay

While in Jena, Douglas Voigt will work on his dissertation which aims to descriptively analyse the institutional environment of the German labour market following the Hartz reforms of 2003-2005 from a normative theoretical perspective based on social justice for use in comparative political economy. It seeks to investigate the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) as a key institution of post-Hartz Germany where system requirements intersect with differing lifeworld action orientations. In order to do so, Douglas Voigt will conduct interviews with managers at the BA as well as case managers and clients but also with representatives of firms and other stakeholders. His stay in Jena is funded by the DAAD.

Selected Publications

Conference Paper: "Social Justice Between System and Lifeworld: Competing Perspectives on the Post-Hartz German Labour Market" Workshop: "The Scope of Justice in Post-Crisis Europe" Jean Monnet Centre For Excellence - King's College London September 19th, 2014

Conference Paper: "A Conception of Social Justice for Empirical Research on Capitalist Political Economy" Workshop: 'The "Critical" in "Critical Political Economy" by The Critical Political Economy Network within the European Sociological Association Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, September 20th -21st, 201

"How a Permanent Crisis Fund can Promote European Solidarity" CAPerspectives, No. 3, December 2010

"Human Capital and Class Politics: The Rise of Knowledge as a Means of Production and the fall of Class Politics" Brussels Journal of International Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2007