Julian L. Garritzmann studies comparative political economy and comparative politics. Julian holds a PhD in political science from the University of Konstanz, Germany. He has been a Senior Researcher at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and has held Visiting Scholar positions at Harvard, Duke, and Rutgers.
Julian specializes in the politics of social, education, and social investment policies, in party politics, public opinion, and in legislative studies. His dissertation, ‘The Political Economy of Higher Education Finance’, published with Palgrave Macmillan, was awarded the German Political Science Association's (DVPW's) dissertation grant, the ESPAnet/JESP's Doctoral Researcher Prize, and it was shortlisted for the Deutscher Studienpreis. His work has appeared in the European Sociological Review, the Journal of European Social Policy, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Legislative Studies, in PS: Political Science and Politics, and in West European Politics. In his current research Julian analyzes the interaction of public opinion, parties, and interest groups for education policymaking in Western Europe and he studies the politics of social investment policies in democratic countries around the globe.
Julian has taught BA, MA, and PhD level courses in welfare state research, comparative capitalism, party politics, political theory, and applied methods.