My main areas of research and teaching interest are the comparative politics and political economy of advanced industrial countries, with a particular focus on West European politics, processes of institutional change, the welfare state, industrial relations, political development, and the influence of political ideas and ideologies on processes of economic reform.
||Vail, Mark I. 2009. "Left of Eden: The Changing Politics of Economic Inequality in Contemporary Germany." German Politics 18 (4): 559-576.|
||Vail, Mark I. 2009. "Bending the Rules: Institutional Analysis, Political Change and Labor-Market Reform in Advanced Industrial Societies." Comparative Politics 42 (1): 21-39.|
||Vail, Mark I. 2010. Recasting Welfare Capitalism: Economic Adjustment in Contemporary France and Germany. Temple University Press.|
Comparative Public Policy
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation