Armin Schäfer

Armin Schäfer is a professor of political science at the University of Osnabrück. He is co-organizer of the German Democratic Anxieties project, which collaborates closely with the SSRC. His work focuses on the interplay of social and political inequality in OECD countries. Before joining the faculty at Osnabrück, Schäfer worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne for 13 years. Together with Wolfgang Streeck he edited Politics in the Age of Austerity (Polity Press, 2013) and has published articles in International Organization and numerous other journals. His current projects investigate whether rising income inequality depresses voter turnout, the sociodemographic patterns of populist support, and how unequal participation translates into unequal responsiveness.

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