Philip Rathgeb is a postdoctoral fellow at the Zukunftskolleg and the department of politics and public administration at the University of Konstanz. He received his Ph.D. in political and social sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in 2016. Rathgeb’s research interests are comparative political economy, with a particular focus on welfare states, industrial relations, and organized labor.
During his tenure at CES, Rathgeb will identify and explain how European right-wing populist parties influence social policy in European welfare states when they are in government. Using a qualitative methodology, the project will compare the social policy impacts of the Austrian Freedom Party, the Danish People’s Party, the Hungarian Fidesz, and the Swiss People’s Party. It was awarded a 3-year research grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Rathgeb’s doctoral research on the employment and social protection of precarious workers was awarded the Theodor Körner Prize for outstanding scientific achievements in the areas of Law, Social Science, and Economics. His doctoral research, Strong Governments, Precarious Workers: Labor Market Policy in the Era of Liberalization, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press.
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When populism meets government: The social policy impact of the radical right in Europe