Afonso, A. (under contract) Welfare States, Closed Borders: Social Protection and the Birth of Immigration Policy in Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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


Afonso, Alexandre & Fabio Votta (2022) Electoral and religious correlates of COVID-19 vaccination rates in Dutch municipalities. European Journal of Public Health 32(6): 985-987.

Afonso, Alexandre. 2021. “Correlates of Aggregate Support for the Radical Right in Portugal.” Research & Politics. Data and replication file.

Afonso, Alexandre, Samir Negash, and Emily Wolff. 2020. “Closure, Equality or Organisation: Trade Union Responses to EU Labour Migration.” Journal of European Social Policy 30(5): 528–42.

Afonso, Alexandre, and Fabio Bulfone. 2019. “Electoral Coalitions and Policy Reversals in Portugal and Italy in the Aftermath of the Eurozone Crisis.” South European Society and Politics 24(2): 233–57.

Moury, Catherine, and Alexandre Afonso. 2019. “Beyond Conditionality: Policy Reversals in Southern Europe in the Aftermath of the Eurozone Crisis.” South European Society and Politics 24(2): 155–76.

Bulfone, Fabio, and Alexandre Afonso. 2020. “Business Against Markets: Employer Resistance to Collective Bargaining Liberalization During the Eurozone Crisis.” Comparative Political Studies 53(5): 809–46.

Zwan, Natascha van der, and Alexandre Afonso. 2019. “Activating the Research Methods Curriculum: A Blended Flipped Classroom.” PS: Political Science & Politics 52(4): 749–53.

Afonso, Alexandre. 2019. “State-Led Wage Devaluation in Southern Europe in the Wake of the Eurozone Crisis.” European Journal of Political Research 58(3): 938–59.

Flickenschild, Michael, and Alexandre Afonso. 2019. “Networks of Economic Policy Expertise in Germany and the United States in the Wake of the Great Recession.” Journal of European Public Policy 26(9): 1292–1311.

Afonso, Alexandre. 2019. “Migrant Workers or Working Women? Comparing Labour Supply Policies in Post-War Europe.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 21(3): 251–69. (June 17, 2021).

Spies, D; Röth, L., Afonso, A. (2018) “The Impact of Radical Right Parties on Socio-Economic Policies”, European Political Science Review 10(3): 325-350 (gated/ungated postprint)

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

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