Version 3.2_September 2016

Speaker: Max Koch

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I received PhD and Habilitation in sociology at the Free University Berlin. I am now a professor in social policy at Lund University. My areas of expertise are political economy, social inequality, comparative welfare research and post-growth societies.

Max Koch is a professor in social policy at Lund University. His research interests include the ways in which political and economic restructuring are reflected in the social structure with an emphasis on welfare and employment relations. More recently, he has started to also focus on issues of ecological sustainability, particularly climate change, ‘sustainable welfare’ and post-growth societies. Recent publications include "Capitalism and Climate Change: Theoretical Discussion, Historical Development and Policy Responses" (Palgrave, 2012) and "Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare" (Routledge, 2016, coedited with Oksana Mont) as well as articles on climate change, capitalism, social policy and degrowth in Journal of Social Policy, International Journal of Social Quality, Ecological Economics and International Critical Thought.