Dr. Deborah Rice

Contact details

CvO University Oldenburg
Department of Social Sciences
26111 Oldenburg

Email: deborah.rice(at)uni-oldenburg.de
Phone: +49 (0)441 798 - 4582
Room: A6 - 4-405

Research activities

LOCALISE - Local Worlds of Social Cohesion

COPE - Combating Poverty in Europe

Research interests

  • Comparative welfare state research
  • Labour market policy and activation
  • Policy implementation
  • (Micro-) Institutionalist theory

Publications

2017: (with Menno Soentken and Franca van Hooren) The impact of social investment reforms on income and activation in the Netherlands. In A. Hemerijck (ed.), The uses of social investment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 235-243.

2017: How governance conditions affect the individualization of active labour market services: An exploratory vignette study. Public Administration 95(2), 468-481.

2017: Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O'Sullivan and Els Sol (2015), Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands. £55.00, pp. 224, Oxford: Oxford University Press, hbk. (Book review). Journal of Social Policy 46(1), 205-206.

2016: (with Martin Heidenreich) Integrating social and employment policies at the local level: Conceptual and empirical challenges. In M. Heidenreich & D. Rice (eds.), Integrating social and employment policies in Europe: Active inclusion and challenges for local welfare governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 16-50.

2016: (with Katharina Zimmermann) Organizational barriers to service integration in one-stop-shops: The case of Germany. In M. Heidenreich & D. Rice (eds.), Integrating social and employment policies in Europe: Active inclusion and challenges for local welfare governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 162-184.

2015: Applying welfare regime ideal types in empirical analysis: The example of activation. Social Policy Review 27, eds. J. Hudson, Z. Irving & M. Fenger. Bristol: Policy Press, 171-197.

2015: Building active welfare states: How policy shapes caseworker practice. Amsterdam: VU University Press.

2014: Governing through networks: A systemic approach. In R. Keast, M. Mandell & R. Agranoff (eds.), Network theory in the public sector: Building new theoretical frameworks. New York: Routledge, 103-117.

2013: Beyond welfare regimes: From empirical typology to conceptual ideal types. Social Policy and Administration 47(1), 93-110.

2013: The crafting of local activation landscapes in the Netherlands: A micro-institutionalist perspective. In D. Bannink, H. Bosselaar & W. Trommel (eds.), Crafting local welfare landscapes. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 27-46.

2013: Street-level bureaucrats and the welfare state: Toward a micro-institutionalist theory of policy implementation. Administration and Society 45(9), 1038-1062.

2011: Vloek of zegen? De Wet werk en bijstand als breekijzer voor cultuurverandering in Nederlandse sociale diensten. Impuls 5(9), 12-13.

Short resumee

Since April 2015: Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher affiliated with the research groups "Social Stratification" and "Sociology of European Societies" at the University of Oldenburg's Department of Social Sciences

2013-2015: Academic project manager at the University of Oldenburg's Department of Social Sciences (EU-funded research projects LOCALISE and COPE)

2009-2013: PhD student at VU University Amsterdam. Dissertation title: "Building active welfare states: How policy shapes caseworker practice" (2015)

2000-2008: Master in Political Science at the University of Tübingen (Minors: Sociology, Economics, American Studies)

2003-2004: Exchange student at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland