IMPRS-SPCE Dissertations

IMPRS-SPCE Dissertations

PhD dissertations by graduates of the IMPRS-SPCE program are published electronically and usually made publicly available in the MPIfG repository. Below is a full list of dissertations completed by IMPRS-SPCE graduates.

2024
The Scientization of Central Banks (Cumulative Thesis). PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2024.
Imaginaries of Freedom: How Imagined Futures Shaped South Africa’s Transition from Apartheid, 1976-1996. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2024.
Schule und Schulleitung in der Migrationsgesellschaft: Eine Mixed-Methods-Studie zum schulischen Umgang mit migrationsbedingter Diversität. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2024.
2023
Keeping a Job: Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Temporary and Non-Regular Employment in Germany. PhD Thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg 2023.
Linking Wealth and Power: Unity and Political Action of the World’s Wealthiest Capitalist Families and the Corporate Elite (Cumulative Thesis). PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2023.
Making Mobility a Market: An Economic Sociology of Migration Brokerage. PhD Thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2023.
The Politics of Budgetary Constraints: An Ideational Explanation for the Variation in National Fiscal Frameworks in the Eurozone. PhD Thesis, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, Paris 2023.
Piercing the Fog: Transcalar Social Mobilization around Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Mozambique. PhD Thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2023.
Business Power in Digital Capitalism (Cumulative Thesis). PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2023.
2022
Politische Konditionalitäten in der EU: Vom Aufstieg neuer Governance-Instrumente in den Europäischen Struktur- und Investitionsfonds. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2022.
The Diffusion, Survival and Legacy of Medieval Consecrated Life: The Sociology of Historical Religious Communities in Europe. PhD Thesis, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal 2022.
2021
Gendered Influences on Labor Policies in Turkey. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2021.
Re-Encountering Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples and the Quest for Epistemic Diversity in Global Climate Change Governance. PhD Thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2021.
"Doing the Game": The Moral Economy of Coming to Europe. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2021.
2020
Food, Classed? Social Inequality and Diet: Understanding Stratified Meat Consumption Patterns in Germany. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2020.
Women's Political Representation in East-European Post-Communist and Post-Soviet Countries: Macro- and Micro-Level Analysis of the Factors of Election to the National and Regional Legislatures. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2020.
Vom Verbände- zum Beraterstaat? Unternehmensberater in der öffentlichen Verwaltung der Bundesrepublik, 1945 bis 2003. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2020.
Working Fictions of Money: The Making of Currency (Dis)Trust in Argentina (1880-2020). PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2020.
2019
Clientelism and Dominance: Evidence from Turkey. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2019.
Together We Rule, Divided We Stand: Public Employers as Semisovereign State Actors and the Political Economy of Public Sector Wage Restraint in Germany. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2019.
Eine "grüne" Zukunft für Kunststoffe? Die Entwicklung von Märkten für Biokunststoffe. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2019.
2018
Wenn der Markt regiert: Die Europäische Kapitalmarktunion als makroökonomisches Steuerungsprojekt. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2018.
Anomie, Shame, and Resistance: The Impact of the Economy on Suicide. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2018.
2017
Umweltschutz in katholischen Orden: Interpretieren, Bewerten und Verhandeln als Teilprozesse der Glokalisierung. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2017.
Wenn Hausarbeit bezahlt wird: Eine historisch-soziologische Analyse der Arbeitsbeziehung im Privathaushalt in Spanien und Uruguay. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2017.
Common Ground: Justifications of Neoliberal Tax Cuts in the US and Germany. PhD Thesis, Osnabrück University, Osnabrück 2017.
2016
Social Movements and Institutional Change: The Pro-Indigenous Struggle for Land Tenure and Citizenship in Brazil (1968-2016). PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2016.
Actors, Institutional Change and Reproduction: The Colombian Case of Racial Exclusion and Local Socio-Economic Performance 1886-1950. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2016.
Trotzdem Kinder? Unsicherheiten auf dem Arbeitsmarkt sowie in der Partnerschaft und ihr Einfluss auf die Geburtenentscheidungen in Deutschland. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2016.
A Game of Horns: Transnational Flows of Rhino Horn. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2016.
Restraining Regulatory Capture: An Empirical Examination of the Power of Weak Interests in Financial Reforms. PhD Thesis, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, Paris 2016.
Selling "Cultures": The Traffic of Cultural Representations from the Yawanawa [Repr. of 2013]. PhD Thesis, University of São Paulo. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2016.
Die politische Ökonomie soziotechnischen Wandels: Eine Fallstudie an Hand der Arbeitsbeziehungen in der spanischen Verkehrsluftfahrt. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2016.
Die soziale Konstruktion organisierter Interessen: Tarifpolitische Positionsbildung im Zuge der europäischen Integration. PhD Thesis, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena 2016.
Die Politische Ökonomie von Wechselkursanpassungen: Auf- und Abwertungen in Deutschland und Frankreich. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2016.
Staatszentrierte Berufsbildung in Frankreich und Schweden: Eine historisch-vergleichende Analyse. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2016.
2015
Illegale Märkte in Postkonfliktgesellschaften: Der sierra-leonische Diamantenmarkt. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2015.
Micro-Foundations of Financialization: Status Anxiety and the Expansion of Consumer Credit in Chile. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2015.
Europäische Finanzmarktregulierung in der Krise: Eine Untersuchung von Regulierungsprozessen in der Europäischen Union nach der Finanzkrise am Beispiel der Regulierung von Ratingagenturen und Verwaltern alternativer Investmentfonds. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2015.
The Political Economy of Neoliberal Resilience: Developmental Regimes in Latin America and Eastern Europe. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2015.
Of Novels and Novelty: Status und Exploration im Literaturmarkt. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2015.
The Temporal Structures of the Economy: The Working Day of Taxi Drivers in Warsaw. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2015.
Kinder kauft man nicht: Die politische Ökonomie von Auslandsadoptionen in Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2015.
New Political Parties as Innovators: Formation and Success (Cumulative Thesis). PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2015.
To Adopt Or Not To Adopt? The Transnational Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Africa. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2015.
2014
Große Hoffnungen und instabile Ordnungen: Politische Ökonomie der Photovoltaikindustrie. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2014.
Immer weniger Kinder? Soziale Milieus und regionale Unterschiede der Geburtenzahlen: Eine Mixed-Methods-Analyse zum aktuellen Einfluss regionaler sozialer Milieus auf Geburtenraten in Deutschland. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2014.
Freiheit von Schulden – Freiheit zur Gestaltung? Die politische Ökonomie von Haushaltsüberschüssen. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2014.
Homeowner Nations or Nations of Tenants: How Historical Institutions in Urban Politics, Housing Finance and Construction Set Germany, France and the US on Different Housing Paths. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2014.
Privatverschuldung in Deutschland: Institutionalistische und vergleichende Perspektiven auf die Finanzialisierung privater Haushalte. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2014.
Viele Kinder, keine Arbeit: Mutterschaft als Anerkennungshoffnung und warum der Traum zerbrechlich ist. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2014.
2013
When the High-Income Country Context Dissolves: Social Policy Preferences in Low- and Middle-Income Democracies. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2013.
Identity, Interest, and Politics: The Rise of Kurdish Associational Activism and the Contestation of the State in Turkey. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2013.
Staatsschulden und Staatstätigkeit: Zur Transformation der schwedischen politischen Ökonomie. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2013.
Selling "Cultures": The Traffic of Cultural Representations from the Yawanawa. PhD Thesis, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 2013.
2012
Der Wert der Arbeitskraft: Bewertungsinstrumente und Auswahlpraktiken im Arbeitsmarkt für Ingenieure in Frankreich und Deutschland. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2012.
Financialising Poverty: The Transnational Political Economy of Microfinance’s Rise and Crises. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2012.
When Multi-­level Governance Hits the Ground: European Nature Protection and Land-­use Change in Vrancea and Galicia. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2012.
Der Kampf um öffentlich-rechtliche Banken: Wie die Europäische Kommission Liberalisierung durchsetzt. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2012.
Patent Transactions and Markets for Patents: Dealing with Uncertainty. PhD Thesis, Selbstverlag, Utrecht 2012.
Die Stärke der judikativen Integration: Wie Kommission und Europäischer Gerichtshof die Unternehmenskontrolle liberalisieren. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2012.
In the Shadow of the Dragon: Transnational Labor Activism between State and Private Politics. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2012.
2011
Die Ökonomisierung des Heiligen: Zum Wandel des Bestattungsmarktes in Deutschland. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2011.
Valuing the Past: The Constitution of the Antiques Market in Russia. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2011.
Die Politische Ökonomie der Umverteilung: Finanzpolitische Einkommensumverteilung in entwickelten Demokratien. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2011.
2010
The Politics of Religiously Motivated Welfare Provision. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2010.
Political Capitalisms: Power, Elites and the Economy in Turkey and the Philippines. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2010.
Soziale Präferenzen in demokratischen Entscheidungen (Kumulative Dissertation). PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2010.
2009
Von internen zu informellen Arbeitsmärkten? Die Auswirkungen der Projektifizierung von Arbeit und Beschäftigung auf Lebensverläufe, soziale Integration und Interessenvertretung am Beispiel von Architektur und Medien. PhD Thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg 2009.
Juristische Akteure zwischen Ökonomie und Recht: Eine Untersuchung zur rechtlichen Institutionalisierung ökonomischen Wandels am Beispiel der Aktienrechtsentwicklung in Deutschland und den USA. PhD Thesis, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin 2009.
Märkte für Träume: Die Soziologie des Lottospiels. PhD Thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg 2009.
The Impact of Transnational Private Regulation: A Case Study of Forest Certification in Russia. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2009.
Die Entdeckung der Arbeitslosenversicherung: Ideen, Interessen und die Entstehung wohlfahrtsstaatlicher Institutionen. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2009.
Recounting the Beans: The Statistical Construction of Fiscal Reality. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. Studies on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. IMPRS-SPCE, Cologne 2009.
2008
Führungswechsel in der Deutschland AG: Die deutsche Wirtschaftselite im Wandel: 1960 - 2005. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne, Cologne 2008.
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