Afonso, A. (2013) Social Concertation in Times of Austerity. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (Series “Changing Welfare States”), 280 p. Info and reviews


Spies, D; Röth, L., Afonso, A. (accepted) “The Impact of Radical Right Parties on Socio-Economic Policies”, European Political Science Review (gated/ungated postprint)

Afonso, A; Devitt C (2016) “Comparative Political Economy and International Migration”, Socio-Economic Review 14 (3):591-613 (access).

Afonso, A (2016, forthcoming) “Freer Labour Markets, More Rules? Transnational Labour Mobility, Domestic Coalitions and the Politics of Negotiated Liberalisation”, Comparative Social Research 32 (access/preprint).

Afonso, A (2016, forthcoming) “Varieties of Academic Labor Markets in Europe”, PS: Political Science and Politics 49(4): 816-821 (preprint/final)

Afonso, A. & Y. Papadopoulos (2015) “How the Populist Radical Right Transformed Swiss Welfare Politics: From Compromises to Polarization”, Swiss Political Science Review (draft/final (gated)).

Afonso, A. (2015) “Choosing Whom to Betray. Populist Right-Wing Parties, Welfare State Reforms and the Trade-Off Between Office and Votes”, European Political Science Review 7(2): 271-292. (ungated)

Afonso, A. (2015) “Permanently Provisional: Facts and Figures of Portuguese Immigration in Switzerland”, International Migration 53(4): 120-134 (gated/ungated)

Afonso, A. (2014) “How to please voters without alienating friends? Parties, organised interests and advocacy coalitions in Swiss immigration policy”, Comparative European Politics 12(6): 568-583 (gated/ungated)

Afonso, A., S. Zartaloudis and Y. Papadopoulos (2015) “How Clientelism Shapes Austerity Politics: Party Linkages and Fiscal Adjustment in Greece and Portugal during the Eurozone Crisis”, Journal of European Public Policy 22(3): 315-334 (gated/ungated/blog post). Media coverage: Observador.

Afonso, A., M.-C. Fontana and Y. Papadopoulos (2014) “The Europeanisation of Swiss Decision-making: From Outlier to Normal case?”, Swiss Political Science Review 20(2): 246-251 (gated/ungated)

Afonso, A. and Y. Papadopoulos (2013) “Europeanization or Party Politics? Explaining Government Choice for Corporatist Concertation”, Governance 26(1): 5-29 (gated/ungated)

Afonso, A. (2012) “Employer Strategies, Cross-Class Coalitions and the Free Movement of Labour in the Enlarged European Union”, Socio-Economic Review 10(4): 705-730 (gated/ungated).

Afonso, A., M.-C. Fontana and Y. Papadopoulos (2010) “Does Europeanization Weaken the Left? Changing Coalitions and Veto Power in Decision-Making Processes in Switzerland”, Policy & Politics 38(4): 565-582 (gated/ungated)

Afonso, A. (2010) “Policy Concertation, Europeanization and New Political Cleavages: the Case of Switzerland”, European Journal of Industrial Relations 16(1): 57-72 (gated/ungated)

Fontana, M.-C., A. Afonso and Y. Papadopoulos (2008) “Putting the Special Case in its Place. Switzerland and Small-N comparisons in Policy Research”, Swiss Political Science Review 14(2): 521-550 (gated)

Afonso, A. (2007) “Policy Change and the Politics of Expertise. Economic Ideas and Immigration Control Reforms in Switzerland”, Swiss Political Science Review 13(1): 1-38 (gated/ungated)

Afonso, A. (2006) “Les Métamorphoses de l’Etranger Utile. Internationalisation et Politique d’Immigration dans la Suisse du Tournant Néolibéral [The Metamorphoses of the Useful Migrant : Internationalisation and Immigration Politics during the Swiss Neoliberal Turn]”, A Contrario 4(1): 99-116 (download)

Afonso, A. (2005) “When the Export of Social Problems is no Longer Possible: Immigration Policies and Unemployment in Switzerland”, Social Policy & Administration 39(6): 653-668 (gated)

Book chapters

Afonso, A. and L. Rennwald (forthcoming) “The Economic Policy Position of Populist Radical Right Parties” in P. Manow and B. Palier (eds.) Political Competition in Times of Changing Welfare States, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Afonso, A. and J. Visser (2014, paperback 2017) “The Liberal-Corporatist Road to High Employment and Low Inequality? Continuity and Change in the Swiss and Dutch Social Models” in A. Martin and J.-E. Dolvik (eds) European Social Models From Crisis to Crisis: Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 215-246 (download)

Afonso, A. (2013) “Whose Interests do Right-Wing Populist Parties Really Represent? The Migration Policy Agenda of the Swiss People’s Party Between Nativism and Neoliberalism” in U. Korkut, A. McGarry, G. Bucken-Knapp and J. Hinnfors (eds) The Politics of Migration in Europe. New York: Palgrave: 17-35 (download)

Afonso, A. and A. Mach (2011) “Coming Together but Staying Apart: Continuity and Change in the Swiss and Austrian Varieties of Capitalism” in U. Becker (ed) The Changing Political Economies of Small West European Countries. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press: 99-124 (download)

Maggetti, M., A. Afonso and M.-C. Fontana (2011) “The More it Changes, the More it Stays the Same? Liberalisation and Regulatory Reforms in Comparative Perspective” in C. Trampusch and A. Mach (eds), Switzerland in Europe: Continuity and Change in the Swiss Political Economy. London: Routledge: 205-223 (download)

Afonso, A. (2009) “The Domestic Regulation of Transnational Labour Markets: EU Enlargement and the Politics of Labour Migration in Switzerland and Ireland”, in L. Bruszt and R. L. Holzhacker (eds) The Transnationalization of Economies, States and Civil Societies: New Challenges for Governance in Europe. New York: Springer: 83-106 (download)

Afonso, A. and M. Maggetti (2006) “Bilaterals 2: Reaching the limits of the Swiss Third Way?” in C. Church (ed) Switzerland and the European Union. London: Routledge: 215-233 (download)

Afonso, A. (2004) “Immigration and its Impacts in Switzerland”, in N. Stavrou (ed), People on the Move: The Security, Social, and Economic Implications of Mass Migration. Durham, NC: Duke University Press: 147-166 (download)

Book reviews

Afonso, A. (2014) Book Review of A. Costa-Pinto and N. S Teixeira (eds) (2012) The Europeanisation of Portuguese Democracy. New York: Columbia University Press, Political Studies Review 12(1): 157-158.

Afonso, A. (2013) Book Review of E. Jurado and G. Brochmann (eds) (2013) Europe’s Immigration Challenge: Reconciling Work, Welfare and Mobility. London: IB Tauris/Policy Network in LSE Review of Books,

Afonso, A. (2013) Book Review of E. Allern (2011) Political Parties and Interest Groups in Norway. Colchester: ECPR Press, in Political Studies Review 11(3): 449-450.

Afonso, A. (2011) Book Review of M. Ruhs and B. Anderson (eds) (2010) Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in Swiss Political Science Review 17(4): 505-507.

Afonso, A. (2009), Book Review of R. Erne (2008) European Unions: Labor’s Quest for a Transnational Democracy, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, in Swiss Political Science Review 15(3): 537-541.

Afonso, A. (2007) Book Review of C. Lord and E. Harris (2005) Democracy in the New Europe, Basingstoke: Palgrave, in Analise Social 184: 944-948 (in Portuguese).

Afonso, A. (2005) Book Review of G. Menz (2005) Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization. National Response Strategies to the Single European Market, Oxford: Oxford University Press, in Swiss Political Science Review 12(3): 144-146.

Afonso, A. (2004) Book Review of G. Arlettaz and S. Arlettaz (2004) La Suisse et les Etrangers. Immigration et Formation Nationale 1848-1933, Lausanne: Antipodes, in Swiss Political Science Review 11(1): 189-192.

Newspaper and online articles

Afonso, A. (2015) “Syriza shows the failure of cartel politics”,, 26.01.2015.

Afonso, A. (2014) “Can Greece really defy austerity?”, The Daily Telegraph, 31.12.2014.

Afonso, A., S. Zartaloudis, Y. Papadopoulos (2014) “Lower levels of clientelism in Portuguese politics explain why Portugal handled austerity better than Greece during the crisis”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 27.10.2014.

Afonso, A., J. Visser (2014) “Avoiding the service economy trilemma: Dutch and Swiss lessons”, Policy Network Observatory, 20.10.2014.

Afonso, A. (2014) “Is France really finished?”, The Daily Telegraph, 6.10.2014.

Afonso, A. (2014) “Why the Swiss voted to cap immigration”, The Washington Post (Monkey Cage blog), 10.02.2014.

Afonso, A. (2014) “The return of immigration quotas could severely challenge Switzerland’s relationship with the European Union“, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 05.02.2014.

Afonso, A. (2013) “Southern Europe should consider an economic ‘third way’ to tackle unemployment and inequality”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 12.12.2013.

Afonso, A. (2013) “How Academia resembles a drug gang”, LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, 26.12.2013. Featured in Science, The Nation, South China Morning Post, Inside Higher Ed, Slate and Times Higher Education.

Afonso, A. (2013) “Why Portuguese parties have survived austerity, whereas Greek parties failed”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 29.07.2013. Published in Spanish as “Por qué los partidos portugueses han sobrevivido a la austeridad y los griegos no” in El Diario’s Agenda Publica Blog, 28.07.2013.

Afonso, A. (2013) “Portugal is the pupil that gets good grades for learning bad lessons”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 27.03.2013

Afonso, A. (2012) “The Eurozone crisis has increased demand for cheap labour across Europe. However, the return of EU internal migration controls is unlikely”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 16.11.2012.

Afonso, A. (2011) “Pourquoi des salaires minimaux seraient profitables à l’économie”, Le Temps, Geneva, 01.12.2011, p. 13.

Afonso, A. (2011) “La crise et le retour de la “Forteresse Europe”, Pages de Gauche, Lausanne, September 2011, p. 6.

Afonso, A. (2008) “Bilan de l’Union Européenne sur la libre circulation”, Pages de Gauche, Lausanne, December 2008, p. 8.

Afonso, A. (2008) “Lorsque les juges européens s’attaquent aux droits syndicaux”, Pages de Gauche, Lausanne, September 2008, p. 4.

Afonso, A. (2006) “La loi sur les étrangers reflète une évolution des forces économiques , Le Temps, Geneva, 10.04.2006, p. 15.

Afonso, A. (2005) “Pourquoi les travailleurs de l’Est choisiraient-ils la Suisse?”, Le Temps, Geneva, 16.09.2005, p. 19.

Working papers

Afonso, A. (2011) What’s Left to Trade: The Changing Logic of Corporatist Policymaking in Europe. Florence: EUI Max Weber Working Papers 2011/14.

Afonso, A. and Y. Papadopoulos (2009) Europeanisation, Policy Concertation and Labour Market Reforms in Small European States: a Comparative Analysis. Zurich: NCCR Democracy Working Papers 34.

Afonso, A. (2004) Internationalisation, économie et politique migratoire dans la Suisse des années 1990. Lausanne: Travaux de Science Politique 16.

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