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Professor Georg Menz

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PositionProfessor in Political Economy and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration
Email g.menz (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 919 7755
Professor Georg Menz

I joined the department in 2002. I received my BA in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University (USA) and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). The dissertation won the Best Dissertation Award from the European Union Studies Association in 2003. I have also studied politics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the Free University of Berlin and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. Over the past decade, I have served as Visiting Research Fellow at the European Union Center at the University of Pittsburgh, USA; Jean Monnet Fellow in the Department of Social and Political Studies at the European University Institute in San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy; Visiting Research Fellow at the National Europe Centre at Australian National University; Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University; DAAD Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany; Visiting Professor at LUISS Rome; and Visiting Professor at University of Pittsburgh, USA

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily on the field of (International) Political Economy, focussing both on the dynamics of globalisation and subsequent adjustment processes at the national level. In addition, I explore European Union politics and policy and the impact of European integration on its member states, particularly in the domains of economic, social and labour market policy. Industrial relations and their changing nature in contemporary Europe are another line of research enquiry. And, of course, the politics of migration are a key area of my research expertise. I am particularly interested in labour migration and its “rediscovery” by European governments in recent years, commonly associated with the new paradigm of “managed migration”. In addition, my current works explores the role of private actors, especially interest groups, in shaping labour migration policy. I am also investigating the implications of the privatization of migration management. I have secured funding for research projects exploring these issues from the British Academy. Finally, I am currently exploring the politics of climate change-induced migration in North and West Africa and the implications for European migration policy design.

 

Publications

Book

Labour Migration in Europe
Menz, Georg and Caviedes, Alexander. 2010. Labour Migration in Europe. Palgrave. ISBN 9780230274822

The Political Economy of Managed Migration: Nonstate Actors, Europeanization, and the Politics of Designing Migration Policies
Menz, Georg. 2008. The Political Economy of Managed Migration: Nonstate Actors, Europeanization, and the Politics of Designing Migration Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-953388-6

Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization: National Response Strategies to the Single European Market
Menz, Georg. 2005. Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization: National Response Strategies to the Single European Market. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199273863

Edited Book

Internalizing Globalization: The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Decline of National Varieties of Capitalism
Menz, Georg and Soederberg, Susanne, eds. 2006. Internalizing Globalization: The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Decline of National Varieties of Capitalism. Palgrave. ISBN 978-1403948038

Book Section

Rediscovering Migration as a Strategy for Human Resources: Employers and the Rhetorical Claims of Competitiveness during the Lisbon Era
Menz, Georg. 2012. Rediscovering Migration as a Strategy for Human Resources: Employers and the Rhetorical Claims of Competitiveness during the Lisbon Era. In: Mitchell Smith, ed. Europe and National Economic Transformation: The EU After the Lisbon Decade. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 157-179. ISBN 9780230298682

The neoliberalized state and the growth of the migration industry
Menz, Georg. 2012. The neoliberalized state and the growth of the migration industry. In: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Ninna Sorensen, eds. The Migration Industry and the Commercialization of International Migration. London: Routledge, pp. 108-127. ISBN 978-0415623797

Introduction: Patterns, Trends, and (Ir)Regularities in the Politics and Economics of Labour Migration in Europe
Menz, Georg and Caviedes, Alexander. 2010. Introduction: Patterns, Trends, and (Ir)Regularities in the Politics and Economics of Labour Migration in Europe. In: Georg Menz and Alexander Caviedes, eds. Labour Migration in Europe (Migration, Minorities and Citizenship). Palgrave, pp. 1-23. ISBN 978-0230274822

The Privatization and Outsourcing of Migration Management
Menz, Georg. 2010. The Privatization and Outsourcing of Migration Management. In: Georg Menz and Alexander Caviedes, eds. Labour Migration in Europe (Migration, Minorities and Citizenship). Palgrave, pp. 183-207. ISBN 978-0230274822

Employers, Trade Unions, Varieties of Capitalism, and Labour Migration Policies
Menz, Georg. 2010. Employers, Trade Unions, Varieties of Capitalism, and Labour Migration Policies. In: Georg Menz and Alexander Caviedes, eds. Labour Migration in Europe (Migration, Minorities and Citizenship). Palgrave, pp. 25-53. ISBN 978-0230274822

Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization: National Response Strategies Revisited
Menz, Georg. 2009. Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization: National Response Strategies Revisited. In: Andrew Gamble and David Lane, eds. The European Union and World Politics Consensus and Division. Palgrave, //-//. ISBN 9780230221499

Different Roads to Globalization: Neoliberalisim, the Competition State, and Politics in a More Open World
Cerny, Philip; Menz, Georg and Soederberg, Susanne. 2006. Different Roads to Globalization: Neoliberalisim, the Competition State, and Politics in a More Open World. In: Philip Cerny; Georg Menz and Susanne Soederberg, eds. Internalizing Globalization: The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Decline of National Varieties of Capitalism. Palgrave, pp. 1-31. ISBN 978-1403948038

“Making Thatcher Look Timid: The Rise and Fall of the New Zealand Model”
Menz, Georg. 2006. “Making Thatcher Look Timid: The Rise and Fall of the New Zealand Model”. In: Georg Menz; Susanne Soederberg and Philip Cerny, eds. Internalizing Globalization: The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Decline of National Varieties of Capitalism. Palgrave, pp. 49-68. ISBN 978-1403948038

The Politics of Teenage Pregnancy in New Zealand
Menz, Georg. 2006. The Politics of Teenage Pregnancy in New Zealand. In: Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel, eds. When Children Become Parents: Welfare State Responses to Teenage Pregnancy. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 45-66. ISBN 978-1861346780

Useful Gastarbeiter, burdensome asylum seekers, and the second wave of welfare retrenchment: Exploring the nexus between migration and the welfare state
Menz, Georg. 2006. Useful Gastarbeiter, burdensome asylum seekers, and the second wave of welfare retrenchment: Exploring the nexus between migration and the welfare state. In: Craig A Parsons and Timothy M Smeeding, eds. Immigration and the Transformation of Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 393-418. ISBN 978-0521088282

Auf Wiedersehen, Rhineland Model: The Rise of Neoliberalism in Germany
Menz, Georg. 2005. Auf Wiedersehen, Rhineland Model: The Rise of Neoliberalism in Germany. In: Susanne Soederberg; Georg Menz and Philip C. Cerny, eds. Internalizing Globalization: The Politics of Embedding Neoliberalism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 33-48. ISBN 1403948038

More Thatcher than the real thing: Policy Transfer and Economic Reforms in New Zealand
Menz, Georg. 2002. More Thatcher than the real thing: Policy Transfer and Economic Reforms in New Zealand. In: M de Jong; K Lalenis and V.D. Mamadouh, eds. The Theory and Practice of Institutional Transplantation: Experiences with the Transfer of Policy Institutions. Springer, pp. 137-152. ISBN 978-1402010491

Article

Building Pathways for the Highy Skilled: Adopting a Comparative Political Economy Approach to the Study of German, Austrian, and Swedish Labour Migration Policies
Menz, Georg. 2016. Building Pathways for the Highy Skilled: Adopting a Comparative Political Economy Approach to the Study of German, Austrian, and Swedish Labour Migration Policies. German Politics, 25(3), pp. 329-343. ISSN 0964-4008

Framing Competitiveness: The Advocacy of Migration as an Essential Human Resources Strategy in Europe
Menz, Georg. 2015. Framing Competitiveness: The Advocacy of Migration as an Essential Human Resources Strategy in Europe. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(4), pp. 625-642. ISSN 1369-183X

Framing the Matter Differently: The Political Dynamics of European Union Labour Migration Policymaking
Menz, Georg. 2015. Framing the Matter Differently: The Political Dynamics of European Union Labour Migration Policymaking. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 28(4), pp. 554-570. ISSN 0955-7571

Commission Entrepreneurship and the Debasing of Social Europe Before and After the Eurocrisis
Menz, Georg. 2015. Commission Entrepreneurship and the Debasing of Social Europe Before and After the Eurocrisis. Journal of Common Market Studies, 53(4), pp. 753-768. ISSN 0021-9886

Kicking the Can down the Road to More Europe? Salvaging the Euro and the Future of European Economic Governance
Menz, Georg. 2013. Kicking the Can down the Road to More Europe? Salvaging the Euro and the Future of European Economic Governance. Journal of European Integration, 35(3), pp. 195-206. ISSN 0703-6337

Neo-liberalism, Privatization and the Outsourcing of Migration Management: A Five-Country Comparison
Menz, Georg. 2011. Neo-liberalism, Privatization and the Outsourcing of Migration Management: A Five-Country Comparison. Competition and Change, 15(2), pp. 116-135. ISSN 1024-5294

Stopping, Shaping and Moulding Europe: Two-Level Games, Non-State Actors and the Europeanization of Migration Policies
Menz, Georg. 2011. Stopping, Shaping and Moulding Europe: Two-Level Games, Non-State Actors and the Europeanization of Migration Policies. Journal of Common Market Studies, 49(2), pp. 437-462.

Employer Preference for Labour Migration: Exploring ‘Varieties of Capitalism’-based Contextual Conditionality in Germany and the United Kingdom
Menz, Georg. 2011. Employer Preference for Labour Migration: Exploring ‘Varieties of Capitalism’-based Contextual Conditionality in Germany and the United Kingdom. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13(4), pp. 534-550.

Neo-liberalism, Privatization and the Outsourcing of Migration Management: A Five-Country Comparison
Menz, Georg. 2011. Neo-liberalism, Privatization and the Outsourcing of Migration Management: A Five-Country Comparison. Competition and Change, 15(2), pp. 116-135.

Are you being served? Liberalizing and Re-Regulating the Single Market
Menz, Georg. 2010. Are you being served? Liberalizing and Re-Regulating the Single Market. Journal of European Public Policy, 17(7), pp. 971-987. ISSN 1350-1763

Stopping, Shaping and Moulding Europe: Two-Level Games, Non-state Actors and the Europeanization of Migration Policies
Menz, Georg. 2010. Stopping, Shaping and Moulding Europe: Two-Level Games, Non-state Actors and the Europeanization of Migration Policies. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, pp. 1-26.

‘After Agenda 2010 is before the Elections’: Consolidation, Dissent, and the Politics of German Labour Market Policy under the Grand Coalition
Menz, Georg. 2010. ‘After Agenda 2010 is before the Elections’: Consolidation, Dissent, and the Politics of German Labour Market Policy under the Grand Coalition. German Politics, 9(3-4), pp. 446-459. ISSN 0964-4008

Are You Being Served?
Menz, Georg. 2010. Are You Being Served? Journal of European Public Policy, 17(7), pp. 971-987.

’After the Agenda 2010 is before the Elections’: Consolidation, Dissent and the Politics of German Labour Market Policy under the Grand Coalition
Menz, Georg. 2010. ’After the Agenda 2010 is before the Elections’: Consolidation, Dissent and the Politics of German Labour Market Policy under the Grand Coalition. German Politics, 19(3-4), pp. 446-459.

The Neoliberalized State and Migration Control: The Rise of Private Actors in the Enforcement and Design of Migration Policy
Menz, Georg. 2009. The Neoliberalized State and Migration Control: The Rise of Private Actors in the Enforcement and Design of Migration Policy. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 17(3), pp. 315-332.

Old Bottles - New Wine: The New Dynamics of Industrial Relations
Menz, Georg. 2005. Old Bottles - New Wine: The New Dynamics of Industrial Relations. German Politics, 14(2), pp. 196-207. ISSN 09644008

Re-Regulating the Single Market: National Varieties of Capitalism and their responses to Europeanization
Menz, Georg. 2003. Re-Regulating the Single Market: National Varieties of Capitalism and their responses to Europeanization. Journal of European Public Policy, 10(4), pp. 532-555. ISSN 13501763

Patterns in EU Labour Immigration Policy: National Initiatives and European Responses
Menz, Georg. 2002. Patterns in EU Labour Immigration Policy: National Initiatives and European Responses. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 28(4), pp. 723-742. ISSN 1369-183X

Beyond the Anwerbestopp? The German-Polish Labor Treaty
Menz, Georg. 2001. Beyond the Anwerbestopp? The German-Polish Labor Treaty. Journal of European Social Policy, 11(3), pp. 253-269. ISSN 0958-9287

Domestic Determinants of National Response Strategies to EU-induced Liberalization: Examining the Regulation of Wages for Posted Workers in Austria and Germany
Menz, Georg. 2001. Domestic Determinants of National Response Strategies to EU-induced Liberalization: Examining the Regulation of Wages for Posted Workers in Austria and Germany. Politique Européenne, 3, pp. 137-165.