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A Loud, but Noisy Signal: Public Opinion and the Social Investment State

November 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Julian L. Garritzmann is a Senior Researcher in Political Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, he is Visiting Scholar at Duke. Julian has held Visiting Scholar positions also at Harvard and Rutgers. Julian’s research areas are comparative political economy, welfare state research, education and social investment policy, party politics, public opinion, and legislative studies. His book on the “Political Economy of Higher Education Finance“ (Palgrave Macmillan) received the dissertation award by the German Political Science Association (DVPW) and the ESPAnet/JESP’s Doctoral Researcher Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Deutscher Studienpreis. Julian also has published articles in the Journal of European Social Policy, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Legislative Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, and West European Politics. In his talk, Julian will present research from an ongoing book project on public opinion and social investment policies, drawing on a large, representative public opinion survey, as well as on case studies in eight European countries.


November 28, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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