The European sovereign debt crisis has exposed deep structural disparities in the economically and politically fragile Eurozone. While states on its periphery -but also a number of core states- are struggling, Europe’s leading economy, Germany, has been thriving. Low wages, limp domestic demand and a large current account surplus are widely regarded as major ingredients of Germany’s success. At the same time, these ingredients are seen as a stumbling block to the recovery of other European economies.
Upon completing his postdoctoral fellowship at PERG and at the Political Science Department, Aaron Pitluck gave a paper presentation at the New York Stock Exchange. This is the same paper we also discussed at a PERG seminar in October 2012 and it is based on the research Aaron conducted among brokers and portfolio managers in Malaysia. A version of this paper just appeared in Socio-Economic Review, a high-ranking social science journal. PERG congratulates Aaron and is proud that it could contribute to these successes.
PERG is proud of its founding members, Dorothee Bohle and Bela Greskovits, who were awarded Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research for their book Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery. This prize, named after the pathbreaking Norwegian comparativist Stein Rokkan, is awarded to the authors of a single book-length corpus of scholarly work that made a "very substantial and original contributions in comparative social science research".
Carl Nordlund (a member of PERG and a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Network Science) has won a best paper award at the recent conference at the University of California-Riverside, co-hosted by the World Soci
“Paradoxes of Internationalization: British and German Trade Unions at Ford and General Motors, 1967-2000” has just been published by Manchester University Press (Critical Labour Movement Studies Series). The author is professor Thomas Fetzer, a long-time member and currently the faculty chair of PERG. The book makes a great contribution to the debate on how globalization shapes labour politics, by exploring British and German trade union responses to the internationalization of corporate structures at Ford and General Motors.
Article from PERG members Anil Duman and Lucia Kureková on "The role of state in development of socio-economic models in Hungary and Slovakia: the case of industrial policy" has recently been published by the Journal of European Public Policy.
Lucia Kureková's article titled "Success against All Odds? Determinants of Sectoral Rise and Decline in Central Europe" appeared in the August 2012 issue of East European Politics & Societies. http://eep.sagepub.com/content/26/3/643.short
PERG congratulates Lucia and wishes her further energy for fruitful research!