The Changing Politics of Human Capital Formation

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
Publications include:
  • 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
Initiatives include:
Publications include:
  • 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”).