My forthcoming book--The Welfare Workforce: Why Mental Health Care Varies Across Affluent Democracies, Cambridge University Press (Studies in Comparative Politics series)--shows how public sector trade unions shape the welfare state. 

I demonstrate this relationship by examining the political economy of mental health care, with cross-national statistics and comparative-historical analyses of the American, French, Swedish, and Norwegian cases. 

In its dissertation form, the project earned awards from the National Academy of Social Insurance,  the American Political Science Association French Politics Group/Association Française de Science Politique, and the American Sociological Association's Section on Comparative-Historical Sociology.

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