Institute of Political Science

Dominic Afscharian

PhD Researcher

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute of Political Science
Research Unit Comparative Public Policy
Melanchthonstraße 36, 72074 Tübingen

Room 017

  +49(0)7071-29-72925

dominic.afscharianspam prevention@ifp.uni-tuebingen.de


Dominic Afscharian holds degrees in political science and economics from Heidelberg University and has worked with think tanks, consultancies, and academic institutions. Specialising in public policy analysis, he primarily focuses on European social policy and its relations to other policy fields such as migration. In his dissertation, he analyses different ideas of a 'Social Europe'. Besides this main focus, he has conducted research on basic income, labour market policy, mental health policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and democratic resilience around the globe.

Dominic Afscharian joined the University of Tübingen's research unit Comparative Public Policy in October of 2019. On the project “FuS – Freedom of Movement and Social Policy in Historical and International Comparison”, he focuses on the contemporary European Union, both examining phenomena in Germany and on the European level.

Publications and Activities

Publications

Journal Publications

Afscharian, Dominic, Viktoriia Muliavka, Marius Ostrowski, and Lukáš Siegel (2022): “Into the Unknown: Empirical UBI Trials as Social Europe’s Risk Insurance", in: European Journal of Social Security, 24(3): 257–275.

Afscharian, Dominic, Viktoriia Muliavka, Marius Ostrowski, and Lukáš Siegel (2022): “The state of the UBI debate: Mapping the arguments for and against UBI”, in: Basic Income Studies, 17(2): 213-237.

Think Tank Contributions

Afscharian, Dominic and Marius Ostrowski (2022): “Building Resilient Democracies – Challenges and Solutions Across the Globe”. Brussels: Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

Afscharian, Dominic (2022): “Mental Health and Suicide During the Pandemic: Germany”. Brussels: Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

Afscharian, Dominic, Viktoriia Muliavka, Marius Ostrowski, and Lukáš Siegel (2021): “The European Basic Income - Delivering on Social Europe”. Brussels: Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

Afscharian, Dominic, and Lars Irmler (2019): “Erfolgsfaktoren öffentlich geförderter Beschäftigung“. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Miscellaneous

Afscharian, Dominic, Viktoriia Muliavka, Marius Ostrowski, and Lukáš Siegel (2022): “Towards a Progressive European Basic Income?”. Social Europe: https://socialeurope.eu/towards-a-progressive-european-basic-income.

Afscharian, Dominic (2022): “Social Europe – Back from Death?”, in: The Progressive Post (19), 58-59. 

Academic Presentations

2022. 'Youth Employment. How Can it Be Forged in Hard Times?', panel discussion, FEPS Annual Autumn Academy 2022: Brussels, 24 October.

2022. 'A Social Policy Mirage? Detaching Welfare Magnetism from Empirical Claims in Germany', ESPAnet 2022: Vienna, 15 September.

2022. 'Quantum Leap or Slow Decline? Shaping the Idea of a European Unemployment Insurance', talk at the Europa-Universität Viadrina for László Andor's seminar 'Questions of Social Europe': Online / Frankfurt (Oder), 16 July.

2022. 'Agents of Welfare Chauvinism: Tracing the Exclusion of EU Citizens from Social Assistance in Germany', CES 2022: Lisbon, 29 June.

2022. 'Quantum Leap or Slow Decline? Shaping the Idea of a European Unemployment Insurance', ECPR 11. SGEU 2022: Rome, 09 June.

2022. 'A Social Policy Mirage: The Idea of Welfare Magnetism in Post-Eurozone Crisis Germany', DaWS Early Career Workshop: Odense, 5 May.

2022. 'A Social Policy Mirage: The Idea of Welfare Magnetism in Post-Eurozone Crisis Germany', Tagung des AK Wohlfahrtsstaatsforschung in der DVPW: Berlin, 28 April.

2021. 'A European Basic Income: Stability Through Progress', Kolleg Europa der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes: Freiburg, 15 September.

2021. 'Europäisches Grundeinkommen: Policy Design', Leuphana Utopie-Konferenz: Hamburg, 24-25 August.

2021. 'The State of the UBI Debate: Mapping the Arguments for and against UBI', BIEN Congress: Glasgow / Online, 19 August.

2021. 'A European Basic Income? Debates and Policy Options', Unconditional Basic Income Europe Agora: Online, 26 Juni.

2021. 'The European Basic Income – Delivering on Social Europe', FEPS Seminar: Online, 17 Juni.

2021. 'A European Basic Income? Debates and Policy Options', Unconditional Basic Income Europe Meeting: Online, 5 Juni.

2021. 'A European Basic Income? Debates and Policy Options', Glasgow European Society Event, Online: 9 April.