Tobias Schulze-Cleven

Tobias Schulze-Cleven

  • Associate Professor, Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)
  • Co-Director, Center for Global Work and Employment
Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520

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

Curriculum Vitae - CV (PDF)

  • Work and employment internationally
  • Comparative/international employment relations
  • Comparative political economy
  • European politics
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Professor Tobias Schulze-Cleven studies comparative employment relations across the wealthy democracies from a political economy perspective. Interested in collective action to sustain social protection and economic prosperity, he focuses on contemporary European labor market policymaking and distributional conflicts in the ongoing transformation of higher education. 

His research has appeared in such outlets as Comparative Political StudiesNew Political Economy and Politics & Society, and he has co-edited special issues for Higher Education and the Journal of Industrial Relations. He has held visiting appointments at various institutions, including the Berlin Social Science Center, Harvard University's Center for European Studies, UC Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. At Rutgers, he serves as a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for European Studies and is associated with the Ph.D. programs on Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Higher Education, and Political Science.

For more of Tobias Schulze-Cleven's activities, see SMLR's Center for Global Work and Employment.

Research Publications
Edited Books and Special Journal Issues

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Todd E. Vachon, eds. 2021. Revaluing Work(ers): Toward a Democratic and Sustainable Future (LERA Research Volume Series). Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Research Association (distributed by Cornell University Press).  

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Sidney A. Rothstein, eds. 2020. Imbalance: Germany’s Political Economy After the Social Democratic Century. German Politics 29(3): 287–543. Reprinted as Schulze-Cleven and Rothstein, eds. 2021. Imbalance: Germany’s Political Economy after the Social Democratic Century. London: Routledge. 260 pages.

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Mingwei Liu, eds. 2017. Collective Action: Engaging Ideas, Interests and Institutions. Journal of Industrial Relations 59(4): 397–566.

Angermuller, Johannes, Jens Maesse, Tilman Reitz and Tobias Schulze-Cleven, eds. 2017. The New Political Economy of Higher Education. Higher Education 73(6): 795–997.

Edited Symposia in Journals  

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Todd E. Vachon, eds. Forthcoming. Labor Studies and the Future of Work. Labor Studies Journal

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias, ed. 2017. Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy: Politics and Policies of Transformation. PS: Political Science and Politics 50(2): 397–432.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2020. “Organizing Competition: Regulatory Welfare States in Higher Education.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 691: 276–294.

Rothstein, Sidney A. and Tobias Schulze-Cleven. 2020. “Beyond Stability: Rethinking Germany’s Political Economy.” German Politics 29(3): 289–296.  

Rothstein, Sidney A. and Tobias Schulze-Cleven. 2020. “Germany After the Social Democratic Century: The Political Economy of Imbalance.” German Politics 29(3): 297–318.  

Müller-Jentsch, Walther, Britta Rehder, Sidney A. Rothstein and Tobias Schulze-Cleven. 2020. “Debating Lessons from Germany After the Social Democratic Century.” German Politics 29(3): 522–543.  

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2018. “A Continent in Crisis: European Labor and the Fate of Social Democracy.” Labor Studies Journal 43(1): 46–73. 

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2017. “German Labor Relations in International Perspective: A Model Reconsidered.” German Politics & Society 35(4): 46-76.

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2017. “Collective Action and Globalization: Building and Mobilizing Labour Power.” Journal of Industrial Relations 59(4): 397–419.

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias, Gary Herrigel, Nelson Lichtenstein and Gay Seidman. 2017. “Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries: Leveraging Complementary Perspectives on Global Labour.” Journal of Industrial Relations 59(4): 510–537.

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 73(6): 795– 812.

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Jennifer R. Olson. 2017. “Worlds of Higher Education Transformed: Toward Varieties of Academic Capitalism.” Higher Education 73(6): 813–831.

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias. 2017. “Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy: Politics and Policies of Transformation (Introduction).” PS: Political Science and Politics 50(2): 397–402.

Ornston, Darius and Tobias Schulze-Cleven. 2015. “Conceptualizing Cooperation: Coordination and Concertation as Two Logics of Collective Action.” Comparative Political Studies 48(5): 555–585 (lead article).

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and J. Timo Weishaupt. 2015. “Playing Normative Legacies: Partisanship and Employment Policies in Crisis-Ridden Europe.” Politics & Society 43(2): 269–299.

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias, Bartholomew C. Watson and John Zysman. 2007. “How Wealthy Nations Can Stay Wealthy: Innovation and Adaptability in a Digital Era.” New Political Economy 12(4): 451–475 (lead article).

  • Labor and the Global Economy
  • Labor and Democracy
  • Comparative Social & Employment Policy
  • International/Comparative Labor and Employment Relations
  • Comparative Political Economy of Work 
  • Economics and Public Policy in a Global Context