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Jens Arnholtz

Visiting Scholar 2018-2019

Residency Dates: September 1 - December 14, 2018


Jens Arnholtz

Jens Arnholtz is an associate professor at the Employment Relations Research Center (FAOS) at the University of Copenhagen, where he earned his Ph.D. in sociology. His research centers around the creation of a common European labor market, with a focus on political economy, employment relations and sociology. During his Ph.D. studies, he was a visiting scholar at the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels.

During his time at CES, Arnholtz will examine the concept of ‘posted workers’ in Europe ¬– referring to employees contracted to work in another EU member state but who are not part of that country’s labor market. The project will contribute to the understanding of the political economy of European labor mobility.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University


  • Jens Arnholtz. “Tensions, actors and inventions: Bourdieu’s sociology of the state as an unfinished but promising research program,” Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu, 2018.
  • Jens Arnholtz and Line Eldring. “Varying perceptions of social dumping in similar countries,” Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe. Routledge: Routledge Advances in European Politics, n. 115, 2015, pp. 80-96.

Research Project

Incremental change, eventful preference formation and policy entrepreneurship in European posting of workers


Social Sciences