Jakob Henninger


Dr. Jakob Henninger

UNICOM, Mary-Somerville-Straße 7 (Haus Wien)

Room: 7.1150

Tel.: +49 421 218-57077 

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Jakob Henninger is a political scientist and a research fellow at the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy". In his dissertation, he has investigated the politics of immigration policy in electoral-authoritarian regimes. He is now working in CRC-project B04 “Causes of Inclusion and Exclusion: Immigrant Welfare Rights in Global Comparison” which explores how political parties and civil society actors drive and condition the course of processes of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants in national welfare states. His research interests include migration policy (especially in authoritarian regimes), (welfare) rights of migrants, the politics of permanent residency, attitudes towards migration, and civil society activism in the field of migration.

  • Migration policy (especially in authoritarian regimes)

  • Malaysian migration policy

  • (Welfare) rights of migrants

  • Politics of permanent residency

  • Attitudes towards migration

  • Civil society activism in the field of migration

  • Parliamentary debates on migration

  • Quantitative methods


Current research project

“Causes of Inclusion and Exclusion: Immigrant Welfare Rights in Global Comparison” (2022-2025, CRC 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy", PI: Dr. Friederike Römer)

Henninger, J., & Römer, F. (2021). Choose your battles: How civil society organisations choose goals and activities to fight for immigrant welfare rights in Malaysia and Argentina. Social Policy & Administration, 55(6), 1112–1128. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12721

Römer, F., Harris, E., Henninger, J., & Missler, F. (2021). The Migrant Social Protection Data Set (MigSP). Technical report. SFB 1342. https://www.socialpolicydynamics.de/f/fcedb0990c.pdf

Römer, F., Henninger, J., & Le, T. D. (2021). International organizations and global labor standards. In K. Martens, D. Niemann, & A. Kaasch (Eds.), International Organizations in Global Social Governance (pp. 57–81). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65439-9_3

Harris, E., Römer, F., & Henninger, J. (2020, May 27). Covid-19 and Migrant Workers’ Social Rights. Social Europe. https://www.socialeurope.eu/covid-19-and-migrant-workers-social-rights

Henninger, J., & Mhango, M. N. (2017). One for all – creating a unified register for social protection programmes in Malawi. Rural21, 51(2), 28–29.

WiSe 2022/23

Einführung in das politikwissenschaftliche Arbeiten (University of Bremen)