Dr Enrico Reuter

BSc/MSc Social Sciences (Lille/Münster), PGCAP (York), PhD (Münster)

Profile

Areas of expertise

  • Labour markets and employment policies, in particular, self-employment
  • Politics of social policy and democratic theory
  • Public management and public service reform
  • Social exclusion and vulnerability
  • Critical social theory
  • French politics and public policy

Academic biography

I have worked at the University of York since 2010, teaching postgraduate students on our online programmes in Public Policy, Administration and Management, with a particular focus on social policy, public management and policy analysis. Since 2014, I have been Programme Director for the MA in Public Policy and Management, and since 2018 Programme Leader for all four online MA programmes.

My research interests, drawing on critical social theory, evolve around the conflictual nature of social policies and public services, to analyse the political drivers behind the transformations of welfare systems and to assess how these changes impact on social integration and democratic government.

Before my time at York, I worked briefly as Lecturer and Programme Director in Public Policy and Management at Birkbeck College London and as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Münster.

My academic background is in Political Science and Sociology, subjects I studied on a bi-national programme at the Institut d'Etudes politiques in Lille (France) and at the University of Münster (Germany).

PhD supervision interests

  • Labour markets and employment policies, in particular self-employment
  • Politics of social policy and democratic theory
  • Public service and welfare reform
  • Social exclusion, poverty and vulnerability
  • British, French and German public policy and politics
  • European social policy
  • Comparative social and public policy
  • Qualitative methods

Professional activities

Research and publications

Current research interests and projects

  • Self-employment and labour market policies (with Kevin Caraher)
  • Popular sovereigntism and welfare politics
  • Competition in Public Employment Services – Public sector reform ideal-types in the European Union

Publications

Caraher, K. and Reuter, E. (forthcoming, 2019). ‘Mind the gaps: Universal Credit and self-employment in the United Kingdom’. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

Reuter, E. (2018). Reviving popular sovereigntism: The French radical left and the nation-state. In J. M. Roberts and J. Ibrahim (Eds). Contemporary Left-Wing Activism Vol 1, Democracy, Participation and Dissent in a Global Context. Oxford: Routledge.

Caraher, K. and Reuter, E. (2017). 'Vulnerability of the 'Entrepreneurial Self': Analysing the Interplay between Labour Markets and Social Policy'. Social Policy and Society, 16(3), 483-496. Also available online: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746417000033

Caraher, K. and Reuter, E. (2015). Work, vulnerability and social policy: Developing an actionable analytical framework. Paper presented at the Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Belfast.

Reuter, E. (2014). Politics of Public Service Reforms and their Legacy: The Role of Power, Coalitions and Ideas. Paper presented at the International Political Science Association World Congress, Montreal.

Reuter, E. (2014). Armuts- und Integrationspolitik im aktivierenden Sozialstaat, Frankreich und Grossbritannien im Vergleich. [Policies against poverty and for integration in activating welfare states, France and Great Britain compared]. PhD thesis, Graduate School of Politics at the University of Muenster. Available at: https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-71309404832

Reuter, E. (2014). In our Out: Political Strategies of the radical left in France and Europe. Paper presented at the Political Studies Association annual conference, Manchester. Available at http://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/conference/papers/2014/Radical%20left%20in%20France_E%20Reuter_PSA%20conference%202014_0.pdf

Reuter, E. (2012). Idées et politiques sociales contre l’exclusion en Grande-Bretagne et en France. [Ideas and social policies against exclusion in Great-Britain and France]. In S. Martens & J.P. Révauger (Eds). Vers un modèle social européen? [Towards a European social model?]. Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires, pp. 285-303.

Reuter, E. (2008). The interrelation between ‘activation’ and social policy against exclusion in Great Britain and France. Paper presented at Institute for Employment Research conference, Nuremberg. Available at http://doku.iab.de/veranstaltungen/2008/activation_2008_reuter.pdf

Reuter, E. (2008). Weniger ist mehr - Plädoyer für einen ‚exklusiven’ Exklusionsbegriff. [Less is more - Arguments for an ‘exclusive’ definition of exclusion]. In R. Eickelpasch, C. Rademacher and P.R. Lobato (Eds). Metamorphosen des Kapitalismus - und seiner Kritik. [Metamorphoses of capitalism - and its critique]. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, pp. 171-190.

Hoffmeister, D. and Reuter, E. (2007). Zentrale Annahmen und Perspektiven der Befragten. [Key assumptions and perspectives of the surveyed population]. In D. Hoffmeister (Ed). Von Bettlern und Business-Menschen: Städtische Armut am Beispiel Münster. [Of beggars and businessmen: Urban poverty in Münster]. Münster: Lit Verlag, pp. 155-178.

Teaching

Degree programmes:

  • Masters in Public Policy and Management
  • Masters of Public Administration
  • Masters of Public Administration in International Development
  • Masters in Social and Public Policy

Modules:

  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Globalisation & Social Policy
  • Public Service Reform: Economic & Political Perspectives (module convenor)
  • Policy Analysis & Process
  • Public Finance (module convenor)
  • Public Management & Delivery (module convenor)
  • Reflective Practice for Professional Development
  • Social Policy: Evidence, Ideas & Institutions (module convenor)
  • Work, Welfare & Citizenship (module convenor)

Contact details

Dr Enrico Reuter
Lecturer in Public and Social Policy
A/C/115
Skype: Enrico.G.Reuter

Tel: +44 (0) 7876626870

@ReuterEnrico