Education sits at the center of economic adjustment, for individuals, firms and whole societies. The center probes the changing politics of human capital formation through two lenses:
a) a focus on lifelong learning as a prominent determinant of labor market functioning and consideration for labor market policy
b) attention to the processes of institutional change in a higher education landscape engulfed in both massification and differentiation
Labor Market Policy and Lifelong Learning
- Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2014. “Labor Market Policy: Toward A ‘Flexicurity’ Model in the US?” In R. Daniel Kelemen, ed. Lessons from Europe? What Americans Can Learn from European Public Policies. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 77-96.
- Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2009. “The Transatlantic Agenda for Labor Market Reform: Increasing Adaptability through Continuing Training.” Essay on the AICGS website, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, DC.
Higher Education between Massification and Differentiation
- March 16 – 17, 2015
“The Structural Transformation of Higher Education”
Workshop held at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Building on a panel on "Employment Relations in the New American Academy" that we organized for the 2017 annual meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), we are planning a future event with SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization on the changing organization of work in higher education.
- We are also cooperating with Rutgers University’s Ph.D. Program in Higher Education.
- 2016 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA
“Higher Education Disrupted: The Politics and Policies of Transformation” Presentation
SMLR Professor Tobias Schulze-Cleven discussed the politics of higher education’s ongoing transformation and the policy lessons of recent reform attempts during the APSA's annual meeting. Professor Schulze-Cleven put the U.S. debate into the broader context of scholarship on comparative capitalism and welfare states.
- Schulze-Cleven, Tobias, Tilman Reitz, Jens Maesse and Johannes Angermuller. 2017. “The New Political Economy of Higher Education: Between Distributional Conflicts and Discursive Stratification.” Higher Education [doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0114-4]
- Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Jennifer R. Olson. 2017. “Worlds of Higher Education Transformed: Toward Varieties of Academic Capitalism.” Higher Education (lead article) [doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0123-3]
- Schulze-Cleven, Tobias, ed. 2017. “Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy: Politics and Policies of Transformation – Introduction.” PS: Political Science and Politics 50(2): 397-431.
- Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2016. “Higher Education Reloaded: Studying the Politics of Institutional Change.” EuropeNow 1(2), December (lead article in special feature on “Transformation of Higher Education and Research in Europe”).