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Prof. Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

Tobias Schulze-Cleven is Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Global Work and Employment. His research examines comparative employment relations across the wealthy democracies from a political economy perspective. Interested in the challenges to and strategies for collective action at the nexus of social protection and economic growth, he focuses on contemporary labor market policymaking and distributional conflicts in the ongoing transformation of higher education.

Tobias will use his stay in Berlin to elaborate what a labor studies perspective can contribute to the debate over the future of work. In that quest, he builds on a volume he coedited last year on Revaluing Work(ers): Toward Democratic and Sustainable Prosperity (Cornell University Press / the Labor and Employment Relations Association).

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow:

Research Group: “Working in Highly Automated Digital-Hybrid Processes

13 June - 8 July 2022



Edited Books and Special Journal Issues

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Todd E. Vachon, eds. 2021. Revaluing Work(ers): Toward a Democratic and Sustainable Future. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (Labor and Employment Relations Association Series). 336 pages.

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.

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.

Journal Articles

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Todd E. Vachon. 2022. “The Future of Work and Workers: Insights from US Labour Studies.” Global Labour Journal 13(1): 122–134.

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.” PS: Political Science & 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.

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.

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), USA