Mark Ian Vail

Tulane University
Political Science

Department of Political Science
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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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.

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation