Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Jakub Sowula

PhD Student

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute of Political Science
Research Unit Comparative Public Policy


Jakub Sowula studied political science, economics and mathematics (first state examination) at the University of Tübingen. His thesis, which was awarded as outstanding thesis by Polis e.V., focused on welfare state change in Germany, Italy, Sweden and the USA (1980-2018) as crucial cases of welfare regimes.

After his graduation, he worked at the University of Tübingen as a research assistant for the research unit Comparative Public Policy and completed his second state examination at the Seminar for Training and Further Education of Teachers in Rottweil, Germany.

Since December 2020, he is as a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Tübingen on the topic of students' social policy attitudes and perceptions. In addition, since September 2020 he is a researcher at the Berne University of Teacher Education (Berne, Switzerland).

His research interests include comparative social policy (welfare state change, welfare regimes, public policy analysis, social policy and welfare state attitudes) as well as political education and didactics research/development.


Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin; Sowula, Jakub (2021) The genesis of welfare regime theory. In: Aspalter, Christian (eds.) Ideal Types in Comparative Social Policy. New York: Routledge, 41-59.

Reinprecht, Constantin; Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin; Sowula, Jakub (2018) Mythen der vergleichenden Sozialpolitikforschung: Permanente Austerität und wohlfahrtsstaatliches Retrenchment, in: Sozialer Fortschritt, 67 (8-9), 783-804.