Dr. habil. Dieter Plehwe

Dieter Plehwe 2021
David Ausserhofer


+49 30 25491 360
dieter.plehwe [at] wzb.eu
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D-10785 Berlin
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David Ausserhofer
Research Fellow of the

Research fields

Transnational varieties of capitalism | Regional integration | Internationalization of corporations | Industrial relations | Cultural political economy, neoliberalism


Habilitation, Institute of Political Science, University of Kassel

10 2018 - 09 2021
Research Fellow at the Center for Civil Society Research

07 2017 - 09 2018
Research Fellow in the President's Project Group

09 2016 - 02 2017
Visiting Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Harvard University

since July 2014
Research Fellow, Research Unit "Inequality and Social Policy"

2011- 2014
Research Fellow, Project Group "Modes of Economic Governance"

Fall Semester 2008/9
Visiting Professor International Development, Vienna University

09 2004 - 05 2005
Visiting Fellow, International Centre for Advanced Studies, New York University

09 2002 - 05 2004
Lecturer Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie, Yale University

08 1996 - 08 2002
Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Department Organization and Employment

Dr. phil. Politikwissenschaft, Philipps-University Marburg

General Secretary Bund Demokratischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler

Diploma Political Science, Philipps-University Marburg

Selected Publications


Articles in reviewed journals

Plehwe, Dieter (2023): "Reluctant Transformers or Reconsidering Opposition to Climate Change Mitigation? German Think Tanks between Environmentalism and Neoliberalism". In: Globalizations, Vol. 20, No. 8, S. 1277-1295. (vorab online publiziert 28.02.2022)

Collective volumes

Slobodian, Quinn/Plehwe, Dieter (Eds.) (2022): Market Civilizations. Neoliberals East and South. Near Futures Series. New York, NY: Zone Books, 370 S.

Articles in collective volumes

Plehwe, Dieter/Fischer, Karin (2022): "Tales of Passage from the North to the South and Back. Constitutionalizing (European) Neoliberalism". In: Fernando López-Castellano/Carmen Lizárraga/Roser Manzanera-Ruiz (Eds.): Neoliberalism and Unequal Development. Alternatives and Transitions in Europe, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. London: Routledge, S. 123-140.

Collective volumes

McBride, Stephen/Evans, Bryan/Plehwe, Dieter (Eds.) (2021): The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity. Bristol: Policy Press, 326 S.

Articles in collective volumes

Plehwe, Dieter (2021): "Interplays of Economic and Knowledge Power. Neoliberal Think Tank Networks and the Return and Universalization of Entrepreneurship". In: Julien Landry (Ed.): Critical Perspectives on Think Tanks. Power, Politics and Knowledge. Advances in Critical Policy Studies Series, Vol. 4. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, S. 117-136.

WZB discussion papers / working papers

Plehwe, Dieter/Goldenbaum, Max/Ramanujam, Archana/McKie, Ruth/Moreno, Jose/Ekberg, Kristoffer/Hall, Galen/Araldi, Lucas/Walker, Jeremy/Brulle, Robert/Neujeffski, Moritz/Graham, Nick/Hrubes, Milan (2021): The Mises Insitute Network and Climate Policy. 9 Findings. CSSN Research Report 2021:2. Providence, RI: Climate Social Science Network at the Brown University Institute for Environment and Society (CSSN).

Collective volumes

Backhouse, Roger E./Bateman, Bradley W./Nishizawa, Tamotsu/Plehwe, Dieter (Eds.) (2017): Liberalism and the Welfare State. Economists and Arguments for the Welfare State. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, VI, 250 S.

Articles in collective volumes

Plehwe, Dieter (2017): ""Alternative für Deutschland", Alternative für Europa?". In: Gudrun Hentges/Kristina Nottbohm/Hans-Wolfgang Platzer (Hg.): Europäische Identität in der Krise?. Europäische Identitätsforschung und Rechtspopulismusforschung im Dialog. Europa - Politik - Gesellschaft, Bd. 9. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 249-269.
Plehwe, Dieter (2017): "Neoliberal Think Tanks and the Crisis". In: Roger E. Backhouse/Bradley W. Bateman/Tamotsu Nishizawa/Dieter Plehwe (Eds.): Liberalism and the Welfare State. Economists and Arguments for the Welfare State. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, S. 192-211.
Plehwe, Dieter (2017): "Social Networks of Influence in Europe – and Beyond". In: Daphne Büllesbach/Marta Cillero/Lukas Stolz (Eds.): Shifting Baselines of Europe. New Perspectives beyond Neoliberalism and Nationalismtranscript, S. 147-157.
Plehwe, Dieter (2017): "Varieties of Austerity Capitalism and the Rise of Secured Market Citizenship. The Neo-liberal Quest against Social Citizenship". In: Jürgen Mackert/Bryan S. Turner (Eds.): The Transformation of Citizenship. Political Economy, Vol. 1. London/New York, NY: Routledge, S. 55-75.

WZB discussion papers / working papers

Plehwe, Dieter/Krämer, Werner/Neujeffski, Moritz/Meland, Alexander/Guérot, Ulrike (2016): Time to Go Beyond Interstate Federalism – or Something Different? The Response of New Pro-European Think Tanks to the Eu Integration Crisis. WZB Discussion Paper SP I 2016-202. Berlin: WZB.