Fleckenstein, Timo

Dr Timo Fleckenstein  


Position held

Associate Professor


Experience keywords:

comparative political economy; comparative social policy; family policy; labour market policy

Countries and regions to which research relates:

East Asia; Europe; Germany; South Korea; UK

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6994



Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2018) Caught up in the past? Social inclusion, skills, and vocational education and training policy in England Journal of Education and Work, 31 (2). 109-124. ISSN 1363-9080

Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2018) The political economy of education and skills in South Korea: democratisation, liberalisation and education reform in comparative perspective Pacific Review. ISSN 0951-2748

Durazzi, Niccolo and Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2018) Social solidarity for all? Trade union strategies, labour market dualisation and the welfare state in Italy and South Korea Politics and Society, 46 (2). 205-233. ISSN 0032-3292


Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2017) The politics of investing in families: comparing family policy expansion in Japan and South Korea Social Politics, 24 (1). 1-28. ISSN 1072-4745

Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2017) The politics of labor market reform in coordinated welfare capitalism: comparing Sweden, Germany, and South Korea World Politics. ISSN 0043-8871

Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2017) Democratization, post-industrialization, and East Asian welfare capitalism: the politics of welfare state reform in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 33 (1). 36-54. ISSN 2169-9763

Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2017) Organised labour, dualisation and labour market reform:Korean trade union in economic and social crisis Journal of Contemporary Asia. ISSN 0047-2336 (In Press)


Fleckenstein, Timo and Lee, Soohyun Christine (2014) The politics of postindustrial social policy: family policy reforms in Britain, Germany, South Korea, and Sweden Comparative Political Studies, 47 (4). 601-630. ISSN 0010-4140


Fleckenstein, Timo (2013) Learning to depart from a policy path: institutional change and the reform of German labour market policy Government and Opposition, 48 (1). 55-79. ISSN 0017-257X


Fleckenstein, Timo (2012) The politics of labour market reforms and social citizenship in Germany West European Politics, 35 (4). 847-868. ISSN 0140-2382


Fleckenstein, Timo (2011) Cross-national perspectives on firm-level family policies: Britain, Germany and the US compared In: Clasen, Jochen, (ed.) Converging Worlds of Welfare? British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century. Creating Sustainable Growth In Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199584499

Fleckenstein, Timo (2011) The politics of ideas in welfare state transformations: Christian democracy and the reform of family policy in Germany Social Politics, 18 (4). 543-571. ISSN 1072-4745

Fleckenstein, Timo (2011) Institutions, ideas and learning in welfare state change: labour market reforms in Germany New Perspectives in German Political Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230243279

Fleckenstein, Timo and Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin (2011) Business, skills and the welfare state: the political economy of employment-oriented family policies in Britain and Germany Journal of European Social Policy, 21 (2). 136-149. ISSN 0958-9287

Fleckenstein, Timo and Saunders, A. M. and Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin (2011) The dual transformation of social protection and human capital: comparing Britain and Germany Comparative Political Studies, 44 (12). 1-29. ISSN 0010-4140


Fleckenstein, Timo (2010) Party politics and childcare: comparing the expansion of service provision in England and Germany Social Policy and Administration, 44 (7). 789-807. ISSN 0144-5596


Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin and Fleckenstein, Timo (2009) The political economy of occupational family policies: comparing workplaces in Britain and Germany British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 (4). 741-764. ISSN 0007-1080


Fleckenstein, Timo (2008) Europäisierung der deutschen Arbeitsmarktpolitik? Die Europäische Beschäftigungsstrategie im Blickpunkt In: Busch, Klaus, (ed.) Wandel Der Wohlfahrtsstaaten in Europa. Nomos, Baden-Baden, Germany, 131-152. ISBN 9783832931230

Souto-Otero, Manuel and Fleckenstein, Timo and Dacombe, Rod (2008) Filling in the gaps: European governance, the open method of coordination and the European Commission Journal of Education Policy, 23 (3). 231-249. ISSN 0268-0939

Fleckenstein, Timo (2008) Restructuring welfare for the unemployed: the Hartz legislation in Germany Journal of European Social Policy, 18 (2). 177-188. ISSN 0958-9287


Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin and Fleckenstein, Timo (2007) Discourse, learning and welfare state change: the case of German labour market reforms Social Policy and Administration, 41 (5). 427-448. ISSN 0144-5596


Fleckenstein, Timo (2006) Policy-Lernen in der Arbeitsmarktpolitik: Der Fall der Hartz-Kommission Zeitschrift Für Sozialreform, 50 (6). 646-675. ISSN 0514-2776

Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin and Fleckenstein, Timo (2006) Learning from Britain? Deutsch- und englischsprachige Sozialpolitiklehrbücher im Vergleich Zeitschrift Für Sozialreform, 52 (1). 125-134. ISSN 0514-2776

Fleckenstein, Timo (2006) Europeanisation of German labour market policy?: the European employment strategy scrutinised German Politics, 15 (3). 284-301. ISSN 0964-4008

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Best Paper Prize, British Journal of Industrial Relations (2009)

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