Pieter Vanhuysse

Pieter Vanhuysse

Research Fellow:
  • European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna
Research areas:
  • Theory and politics of welfare states Political sociology and political economy of public policies Central and Eastern European policy pathways Comparative human capital politics and social investment policies Comparative welfare regime models and varieties of democratic capitalism in Western and Eastern Europe The political and policy aspects of generational conflict and population aging

Pieter Vanhuysse, PhD (LSE) is Head of Research and Deputy Director at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna (affiliated to the UN). From 2005 to 2010 he was Assistant Professor at the Faculties of Social Science and Education of the University of Haifa, Israel. He has been Reviews Editor at the SSCI-listed Czech Sociological Review since 2008. Dr Vanhuysse does research on the political sociology and comparative politics of public policies and welfare states, intergenerational policy conflict, and population aging. He has published over thirty articles in journals such as West European Politics, Public Choice, Political Studies, Social Policy & Administration, International Journal of Social Welfare, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Administration & Society, Armed Forces & Society, International Studies in Sociology of Education, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy and Journal of Public Policy. He has co-edited Post-Communist Welfare Pathways (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies (Routledge/ECPR European Political Science Series, 2012) and has authored Divide and Pacify: Strategic Social Policies and Political Protests in Post-Communist Democracies (CEU Press, 2006), which was nominated for the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award for Political Sociology.


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