Labor Studies & Employment Relations

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LEARN offers customized training programs for labor unions and joint training programs for labor and management. The customized training programs begin with consultation sessions with our faculty members, in which they learn and assess your needs. After understanding your particular needs, we design the curriculum specifically to meet your needs and deliver the programs at times and in locations convenient to your organization.

Spring 2013 Labor and Management Conference


Health, Well-Being, and Work

The 8th Annual Labor and Management Conference

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Coffee and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Assistant Professor


Professor Tobias Schulze-Cleven is a political scientist focused on comparative employment relations across the wealthy democracies with an emphasis on Europe. He is particularly interested in the challenges to and strategies for collective action in contemporary capitalism. His scholarship takes a political economy approach to studying the changing politics of institutional reform at the nexus of social protection and economic growth. 

  • Associated Programs

    Faculty Affiliate, Center for European Studies

    Graduate Faculty Member, Rutgers' Program in Higher Education 

  • Courses Taught

    Labor and the Global Economy

    Labor and Democracy

    Comparative Social & Employment Policy

    International/Comparative Labor and Employment Relations

    The State of the State (Zeppelin University/Germany)

    International Political Economy (Zeppelin University/Germany)

    Institutional Theory (Zeppelin University/Germany)

    Welfare State Reform (University of Bamberg/Germany)

  • Education

    Ph.D. & M.A., Political Science. University of California, Berkeley.

    M.Sc., Comparative Social Policy. University of Oxford.

    B.A., Philosophy, Politics and Economics. University of Oxford.

  • Publications

    Liberalizing the Academy: The Transformation of Higher Education in the Unites States and Germany.” CSHE Research & Occasional Paper 1.15 (Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2015)

    "Playing Normative Legacies: Partisanship and Employment Policies in Crisis-Ridden Europe,” with J. Timo Weishaupt. Forthcoming in Politics & Society  

    Conceptualizing Cooperation: Coordination and Concertation as Two Logics of Collective Action,” with Darius Ornston. Forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies 

    “Labor Market Policy: Toward A ‘Flexicurity’ Model in the US?” In Lessons from Europe? What Americans can Learn from European Public Policies. R. Daniel Kelemen, ed. (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2014, pp. 77-96)

    “Beware of German Fragility: Negative European Externalities of Domestic Institutional Exhaustion.” EUSA Review 24(3), Fall 2011, pp. 3-4

    “Employment Policy.” In International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, eds. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011, pp. 1885-91)

    “How Wealthy Nations Can Stay Wealthy: Innovation and Adaptability in a Digital Era,” with Bartholomew C. Watson and John Zysman. New Political Economy 12(4), December 2007, pp. 451-475 

    “The Learning Organization.” In How Revolutionary was the Revolution? National Responses, Market Transitions, and Global Technology in the Digital Era. John Zysman and Abraham Newman, eds. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006, pp. 234-241)

  • Awards

    Rutgers Faculty Ambassador

    Wertheim Fellowship, Harvard Law School

    DAAD Research Fellowship, AICGS

    Teaching Award, UC Berkeley

    Simpson & Fernström Fellowships, UC Berkeley

  • Expertise

    Comparative/International Employment Relations

    Comparative Political Economy

    European Politics

  • 848-932-1740
  • School of Management & Labor Relations
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Associate Professor


Professor Rebecca Kolins Givan is an associate professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations.  


Professor Givan received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oberlin College and her doctorate in political science from Northwestern University. She has held academic positions at the London School of Economics and Cardiff Business School.  

  • Education

    Ph.D. Northwestern University

  • Expertise

    - U.S. and comparative labor relations

    - Health care work and the public sector

  • Files

  • 848-932-2030
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903


Past Schedule & Syllabi

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FALL 2013

Past Syllabi - WMHEC in Freehold


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Past Schedule & Syllabi - New Brunswick


37:575:100:05   Introduction to Labor Studies & Employment Relations

New Jersey Continuing Legal Education (CLEs)

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Effective January 1, 2010, all lawyers holding a license to practice law in the State of New Jersey, whether plenary or limited, are required to participate in the continuing legal education program.

SMLR's Labor Education and Research Now (LEARN) is providing mandatory training and awarding CLE credits for continuing legal education courses.