Stefan obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, United Kingdom. He joined Lingnan University in August 2016. His research interest centers on comparative and global social policy and research methods. He teaches Statistics for Social Science, Social Justice and Risk, Society and Modernity.
Research | Top
Comparative and Global Social Policy
Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare
Historical Institutional Theory
Pooled Time Series Cross Section Analysis
Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Publications | Top
Journal Articles | Top
Kühner, S, Devine, J. and Nakray, K. (2015) ‘Meeting Emerging Global Policy Challenges: Positioning Social Policy Between Development and Growth? (Introduction to Special Issue)’, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 31(2), 95-99.
Kühner, S. (2015) ‘Analysing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare in the Asia-Pacific: Pathways Towards Human Development and Income Equality?’, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 31(2), 151-173.
Hudson, J., Kühner, S. and Yang, N. (2014) Productive Welfare, the East Asian ‘Model’ and Beyond: Placing Welfare Types in Greater China into Context, Social Policy and Society, 13(2), 301-315.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2013) Beyond Indices: The Potential of Fuzzy Set Ideal Type Analysis for Cross-National Analysis of Policy Outcomes, Policy and Society, 32(4), 303-317.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2013) Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Applied Public Policy Analysis: New Applications of Innovative Methods (Introduction to Special Issue), Policy and Society, 32(4), 279-287.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2012) ‘Analyzing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare: Looking Beyond the OECD’, Social Policy and Administration, 46(1), 35-60.
Kühner, S. (2010) ‘Do Party Governments Matter After All? Executive Ideology, Constitutional Structures and Their Combined Effect on Welfare State Change’, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 12(4), 395-415.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2010) ‘Beyond the Dependent Variable Problem: The Methodological Challenges of Capturing Productive and Protective Dimensions of Social Policy’, Social Policy and Society, 9(2), 167-179.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2009) ‘Towards Productive Welfare? A Comparative Analysis of 23 OECD Countries’, Journal of European Social Policy, 19(1), 34-46.
Hudson, J., Hwang, J. and Kühner, S. (2008) ‘Between Ideas, Institutions and Interests: Analyzing Third Way Welfare Reform Programmes in Germany and the UK’, Journal of Social Policy, 37(2), 207-230.
Kühner, S. (2007) ‘ESPAnet/JESP Doctoral Researcher Prize Paper: Country-level Comparisons of Welfare State Change Measures: Another Facet of the Dependent Variable Problem within the Comparative Analysis of the Welfare State?’, Journal of European Social Policy, 17(1), 5-18.
Monographs, Book Chapters, Reports | Top
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2016) Fairness for Children. A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-Being in Rich Countries (Unicef Innocenti Report Card 13), Florence: Unicef Innocenti Research Centre.
Hudson, J., Kühner, S. and Lowe, S. (2015) The Short-Guide to Social Policy, Second Edition, Bristol: Policy Press.
Kühner, S. (2015) ‘The Dependent Variable Problem within the Comparative Analysis of the Welfare State Revisited: What If We Waited a Little Longer?’, Social Policy Review 27: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, Bristol: Policy Press. [SOCX-Update-8-15 .xlsx]
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2014) ‘Analyzing the Productive Dimension of Welfare: Looking Beyond Greater China’, in Mok, K. H. and Lau, M. (Eds.) Welfare Regimes in Transition: Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China, Routledge Research on Public and Social Policy in Asia, Milton Park: Routledge.
Kühner, S. (2012) Welfare Retrenchment under Left and Right Government Leadership: Towards a Consolidated Framework?, Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, Bristol: Policy Press.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2011) ‘Tiptoeing Through Crisis? Re-evaluating the German Model in Light of the Global Recession’, in Farnsworth, K. and Irving, Z. (Eds.) Social Policy in Challenging Times. Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems, Bristol: Policy Press.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. (2011) Analyzing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare: Looking Beyond the OECD, Compasss Working Paper WP2011-63.
Hudson, J and Kühner, S. (2011) ‘Analyzing the Productive Dimensions of Welfare: Looking Beyond East Asia’ in Hwang, G-J (Ed) New Welfare States in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring. London: Edward Elgar.
Invited Conference Presentations | Top
Kühner, S. and Yang, N. Inequality, Redistribution and Economic Growth in Asia: Do We Know What We Think We Know?. Presented atthe International Conference, Comparative Development and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 26th-30th June 2016.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. Fairness for Children: Key Findings from Unicef Report Card 13. Presented at the International Postgraduate Summer School, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 26th-30th June 2016.
Kühner, S. Analysing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare in the Asia-Pacific: Pathways Towards Human Development and Income Equality, Presented at the Conference: The Evolution of Social Protection: China and Europe Compared, the Confucius Institute and University of Southampton, School of Social Sciences, November 26th-27th 2015 and the Inaugural Workshop of the Indian Social Policy Association Comparative and International Social Policy: Lessons for Research and Practice in India, O.P. Jindal Global University, India, March 24th-25th 2014.
Kühner, S. Government Ideology, Veto Players and Their Combined Effect on Productive and Protective Welfare Policy: Do parties Still Matter After All?, Presented at the Research Methods in the Social Sciences Seminar Series, Institute of Applied Social Studies, The University of Birmingham, June 3rd 2015.
Kühner, S. Welfare Challenges After the Financial Crisis. Austerity and the Post-industrial Employment Problem, Presented to the Dalian Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau Delegation, University of York, York, 12th November 2012 and 4th November 2013.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. Comparing the Effects of Cash Benefits and In-Kind Services on Family Outcomes Using Macro-Level Cross National Data, Presented at the Centre for Greater China Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 9th April 2013 and the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Paris, France, 28th September 2012.
Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. Analyzing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare: Looking Beyond the OECD, Presented at the School of Social Sciences Research Workshop, University of Lincoln, 4th May 2011, Lincoln, United Kingdom and the Systematic Mixed Methods Workshop, 15th June 2010, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Kühner, S. Partisan Ideology, Institutions and the Welfare State and The Rise of Productive Welfare – Beyond the OECD, presented at Mexico City Metropolitan University, Department of Institutional Change, Casa del Tiempo de la UAM, 2nd-3rd December 2010, Mexico City, Mexico.
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer | Top
Journal of European Social Policy
Journal of Social Policy
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Social Policy & Administration
Policy & Politics
Social Policy & Society
Comparative Political Studies
European Journal of Public Policy
Teaching Subjects | Top
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