I'm Rafael Labanino, political scientist, Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz, Department of Politics and Public Administration.

On this website you can find my scholarly work and datasets, as well as my newspaper articles, blogposts, podcasts, and interviews. You can also listen to my invited talks and lectures.

In the past 10 years I have been conducting research with international and federal research consortia at top universities in Germany and Switzerland in three broad areas:

  • interest groups politics and lobbying in energy policy, higher education and healthcare policy in Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on the context of post-communist transitions and democratic backsliding

  • the politics of liberalization in the OECD and EU member states since the first oil crisis in 1973 across 12 economic and social policy fields

  • educational indicator development for the education for sustainable development in the German school system and teacher training

If you'd have any questions about my research, contact me per e-mail at rafael.labanino@uni-konstanz.de.