Social Pacts in Europe
Emergence, Evolution, and Institutionalization
Edited by Sabina Avdagic, Martin Rhodes, and Jelle Visser
Edited by Sabina Avdagic, Research Fellow, Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, Martin Rhodes, Professor of Comparative Political Economy, University of Denver, and Jelle Visser, Professor of Empirical Sociology, University of Amsterdam
Sabina Avdagic, Research Council UK Academic Fellow in the Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies at the University of Sussex. Soon to be fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst and a DAAD visiting professor at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. Previously she has held post-doctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the European University Institute in Florence. She holds a PhD in Political Science and an MA in International Relations from Central European University, Budapest, and a BA in economics from the of University of Zagreb. Research interests include comparative labour relations and processes of institutional change in democratic capitalism. Her current research focuses on the causes and effects of national variation in the strictness of employment protection legislation in Europe.
Martin Rhodes is Professor of Comparative Political Economy and PhD Programme Co-Director at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado. Until 2006 he was Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, and Research Director of the NEWGOV Research Consortium, EUI (2004-2005). From 1995-1999 he was Research Professor at the EUI's Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. From 1989 to 1996 he was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government, University of Manchester, and prior to that Lecturer in Politics at the University of Salford (1985-1988) and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Government, London School of Economics (1986-1988). He has also been a consultant to the European Commission, for The Economist Intelligence Unit, London and for Oxford Analytica. He was co-editor (and co-founder), of South European Society and Politics (1995-1999).
Jelle Visser is professor of empirical sociology and chair of sociology of labour and organization at the University of Amsterdam. From 2000 to 2010 he directed the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), an interdisciplinary centre for research and graduate teaching at the University of Amsterdam, with participation from economics, sociology, psychology, law and occupational health. Previously he held teaching and research positions and fellowships at the European University Institute, the University of Mannheim, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University and Oxford University, and worked as consultant to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development, the European Commission and the International Labour Organization. He is the (co-) author of numerous books and some 100 refereed articles on industrial relations, trade unions, labour markets, organizations, working time, social policy and welfare state development.
Maura Adshead BA, MA (Limerick), PhD (Liverpool) is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration and Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick.
Sabina Avdagic is a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow at the University of Sussex.
Sabrina Colombo is Assistant Professor in Economic Sociology at the University of Milano, where she teaches Methodology of Social Research.
Alenka Krasovec is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Maria da Paz Campos Lima is auxiliary professor at the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) and a senior researcher at the research centre DINAMIA-CET.
Oscar Molina Romo lectures at the Institut d'Estudis del Treball (Institute for Labour Studies), at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Reinhard Naumann is a member of the research centre DINAMIA-CET at the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL).
Rory O'Donnell is Director of Ireland's National Economic and Social Council (NESC).
Marino Regini is Professor of Economic Sociology and Vice-Rector of the University of Milan.
Martin Rhodes is a Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado.
Miroslav Stanojevi is Professor of Industrial Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.
Damian Thomas is Senior Policy Analyst at the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Dublin, Ireland.
Marc Van der Meer is director of the national Centre for Expertise on Vocational Training and Education (ECBO), where he is responsible for developing a public knowledge infrastructure for VET-policies in schools and companies.
Jelle Visser is Professor of Empirical Sociology and Chair of the Sociology of Labour and Organization at the University of Amsterdam.