I completed both my PhD and Habilitation in sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin.
My teaching subjects include political economy, inequality, social policy, sustainable welfare and degrowth. I have taught these subjects in Germany, the UK and Sweden.
I am the Course Director for the course Social Policy in Europe, 15 credits. I also teach on the master’s programme Welfare Policies and Management.
An ongoing theme of my research has been the ways in which political and economic restructuring are reflected in the social structure with an emphasis on welfare and employment relations and in comparative perspective. More recently, I started to combine these research interests with issues of ecological sustainability, particularly climate change, sustainable welfare as well as postgrowth/degrowth societies. I also carry out comparative research on synergies and conflicts in environmental and social policies.
For ongoing and recently finished research projects and publications please visit my LUCRIS site: Max Koch — Lund University
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