Felix Syrovatka

Felix Syrovatka
Freie Universität Berlin | FUB · Department of Law

Dr. rer. soc.
Postdoctoral researcher & coordinator of the interdisciplinary research college "Justice through Collective Bargaining"

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Introduction
Since 2021, I have been working at the Free University of Berlin as Postdoctoral Researcher and coordinator of the interdisciplinary research college "Justice through Collective Bargaining". Main research interests: Political economy of European integration, with a focus on European economic, social and labour policy, political economy of France, right-wing populism in France.
Education
May 2017 - May 2021
University of Tuebingen
Field of study
  • European Integration
October 2013 - January 2016
Freie Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Political Science
August 2010 - March 2011
Institute of Political Studies of Rennes
Field of study
  • Political Science

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Publications (45)
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The European Union’s crisis management has resulted in a European interventionism that restrains the EU Member States ability to regulate national labour markets. In the past, most scientific analysis focused on deficit countries under the control of the European Troika. This article uses the examples of the labour market reforms in France, “Loi Ma...
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Seit dem Ausbruch der Euro-Krise hat sich eine intensive Diskussion über die institutionelle Reform der Europäischen Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion (EWWU) entwickelt. Doch trotz weitreichender Reformvorschläge von Seiten Frankreichs und der Europäischen Kommission verläuft der Reformprozess schleppend und inkrementell, sodass die grundlegenden ‚Kon...
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The article examined the influence of the European crisis politics on French labour market regulation. The European crisis management has resulted in institutionalised interventionism, that restraint the European Union member states’ ability to regulate her national labour markets. France was less affected by the crisis but it was also in the focus...
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The architecture of European labour policy has changed in the past years of the euro crisis and its management. While in the pre-crisis phase EU labour policy still had a mainly symbolic character, the EU crisis management gave it a much more binding character. The article analyses the con-tinuities and shifts in European labour policy against the...
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Ein europäischer Mindestlohn war eine langjährige Forderung der europäischen Linken. Nun hat die Europäische Union eine Richtlinie erlassen, die konkrete Kriterien für die Berechnung der nationalen Mindestlöhne aufstellt und darüber hinaus verschiedene Regelungen zur Stärkung der Tarifbindung und zum Schutz von Gewerkschaften beinhaltet. Vor dem Hi...
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In France; the SDS in Slovenia; and the HDZ and the Homeland Movement in Croatia reveal the fragility of the compromises of liberal democracy and they also illustrate its precarious nature. Drawing on these case studies, we trace the conjunctures of the involution of liberal democracy in the EU in recent decades, which have created fertile ground f...
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Since the Euro crisis, fundamental changes have been initiated in the European Union's mode of regulation, especially in the regulation of monetary, wage and competition relation. These changes have resulted on the one hand from the geopolitical shifts of recent years and on the other hand from the attempt to deal with the crisis tendencies that ar...
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In der Eurokrise wurde die Arbeitspolitik zum strategischen Feld politischer Auseinandersetzungen zwischen »neoliberalen« und »sozialregulativen« Kräften. Zwischen 2009 und 2017 wurde in der Europäischen Union ein neues arbeitspolitisches Regimes etabliert, das primär auf die Förderung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zugeschnitten ist. Felix Syrovatka ana...
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Since 2017, considerable social policy activities have been observed at the EU level. The draft directive for a European minimum wage, presented in 2020, represents the preliminary culmination of a development that is being pushed particularly by the European Commission. The article examines the causes of social policy activities and the accompanyi...
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In the eurozone crisis between 2009 and 2015, labour policy was placed at the centre of crisis management. The regulation of the wage relationship in the individual member states became the central indicator for controlling price competitiveness. This article aims to trace the institutional and discursive shifts in European labour policy and to rec...
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With the European Green Deal (EGD), the European Commission presented an ambitious roadmap for accelerated “ecological modernisation” in December 2019. Semantically, the EGD is linked to the New Deal and the debates surrounding the Green New Deal. In contrast, the European Commission’s strategy aims less at profound social change and the questionin...
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Seit dem Ausbruch der Corona-Pandemie ist wieder vermehrt vom deutsch-französischen Motor die Rede, der die Europäische Union zusammenhält und den Takt für weitere Integrationsschritte vorgibt. Doch wie belastbar ist diese neue entdeckte Freundschaft?
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Since 2017, considerable social policy activities have been observed at the European level. The draft directive for a European minimum wage, presented in 2020, represents the preliminary culmination of the EU's social policy offensive, which is being pushed by the European Commission in particular. The article goes in search of the causes of the so...
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The corona pandemic is developing into a global economic crisis. This threatens to trigger a new eurozone crisis with Italy in the spotlight. The euro crisis in Southern Europe has not yet been overcome, and attempts to reform the institutional architecture of the monetary union have been blocked in recent years. Against this background, this artic...
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Der Begriff der Resilienz ist zu einem Schlüsselbegriff in der europäischen Politikformulierung avanciert. Kaum ein Politikbereich auf europäischer Ebene, in der er nicht eine zentrale Position einnimmt. Auch in der europäischen Arbeitsmarktpolitik konnte sich das Konzept als strategisches Leitbild durchsetzen und verdrängt dort zunehmend das Flexi...
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The architecture of the European Union has changed in the past years of crisis and its constitutional crisis management. The different bricks of the European austerity policy have built a European system of control to supervise the economic policy on the national level. In the centre of these systems, there is a new mechanism of labour market polic...
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By the autumn of 2008, the global financial system was in complete meltdown. The ruling classes seemed to have learned the lesson of the 1930s: they were able to avert the total collapse of the financial system and the global economy through coordinated central bank interventions, bank rescue packages and economic stimulus packages totalling many h...
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The EU is often discussed as a new form that is neither a state nor an international organisation, nor an international treaty. In addition, a perspective dominates in which politics is reinterpreted as a problem of administration and experts, and is thus withdrawn from democratic decision-making. This anthology develops a different perspective tha...
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Zehn Jahre nach dem Ausbruch der Krise 2008 stellt sich die Frage, welche wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen mit dem europäischen Krisenmanagement verbunden waren. Dabei wird die These vertreten, dass die krisenkonstitutionalistischen Prozesse zu einer zunehmenden Europäisierung der Regulation des Lohnverhältnisses (Arbeitsmarkt- und Lohnpolitik) geführ...
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Editorial: Die EU nach der Krise: Neuformierung und Zerfall
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After more than seven years of fiscal austerity and neoliberal structural reforms, the fundamental imbalances that led to the Eurozone crisis have remained unresolved and the project of European integration as such appears to be in the deepest crisis it has experienced so far. This has prompted the dominant forces in the EU to at least partially r...
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The presidential – and parliamentary elections were a political earthquake for the french political system. While the two big parties experienced massive losses of political support, the rise of new political formations took place. Emmanuel Macron is not only the youngest president of the V. Republic so far, but also the first president, who was no...
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After more than seven years of fiscal austerity and neoliberal structural reforms, the fundamental imbalances that led to the Eurozone crisis have remained unresolved and the project of European integration as such appears to be in the deepest crisis it has experienced so far. This has prompted the dominant forces in the EU to at least partially re...
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Der Artikel untersucht aus einer neogramscianischen Perspektive, in wie fern es einen Wandel innerhalb der strategisch-inhaltlichen Anti-AKW-Bewegung gegeben hat und sich im Laufe der öffentlichen Diskussion um die Einrichtung eines atomaren Endlagers es zu einer Einbindung der Anti-AKW-Bewegung und einer Herausbildung einer „Bewegung Pro-Endlager“...
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The establishment of a Commission for the Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste by the state puts the anti-nuclear movement into a new situation. In the past, the relationship between the movement and the institutions of the state was mainly characterized by confrontation. But the establishment of a Repository Search Committee changed the situat...
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Die Sozialistische Partei ist zerrissen wie nie. Ihre aktuelle Situation erinnert an das Jahr 2008, als auf dem Parteitag in Reims der innerparteiliche Machtkampf eskalierte. Vorausgegangen war eine jahrelange Auseinandersetzung zwischen dem sozialliberalen und dem linkssozialistischen Flügel. Diese erreichte ihren Höhepunkt 2005: Der linke Flügel...
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Wenige Monate vor den Präsidentschaftswahlen im April 2017 zeigt sich Frankreich so zerrissen wie selten zuvor. Mehr als 1,3 Millionen Menschen beteiligten sich im Juni 2016 an den Demonstrationen gegen die Arbeitsmarktpolitik der sozialistischen Regierung. Begleitet wurden diese von Streiks und Blockaden zentraler Infrastruktur. Die Auseinanderset...
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Der Autor des Buches untersucht aus einer historisch-materialistischen Theorieperspektive den Wandel der französischen Reformpolitik im Arbeitsmarkt- und Sozialbereich zwischen 2007 und 2015 im Kontext der europäischen Wirtschaftskrise. Der Fokus des Buches liegt dabei auf den mit der Reformpolitik verbundenen Auseinandersetzungen auf nationaler un...
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Felix Syrovatka: France begins to move! France is in motion! In spring 2016, a huge movement against the French labor law reform formed and is since then protesting in the streets and squares all over France. Te article examines these struggles and asks, why the movement is currently on the rise. It discusses the struggles in relation to the genera...
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Afer the latest european election, the Front National (National Front) is now the strongest party in France. With the aid of the hegemony theory, this article analyzes the contextual conditions for the rise of the Front National and the political strategy in the european elections campain. !e aim of this article is to answer the question how the pa...

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The project examines the different development paths of national collective bargaining systems from a regulation-theoretical perspective. The main focus is on the transformation and adjustment processes of national collective bargaining systems and the associated historical constellations of actors. At the same time, the project aims to work out which collective bargaining strategies have been pursued by employers associations and capital interests groups.
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How does European Economic and Monetary Integration develop after the Eurozone crisis?
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This PhD project aims at the visualization and analysis of concrete actors, strategies and arguments in the field of European labour market policy in the crisis period between 2007 and 2017.