Spanish unions under Prime Minister Zapatero

UCF Political Science Department Chair Dr. Kerstin Hamann recently presented her research entitled “Analyzing the Dynamics of Union Inclusion under Zapatero” in Madrid, Spain at the International Political Science Association’s conference. Her work is an analysis of the role of Spanish unions in the country’s political economy during the government of Prime Minister Zapatero with a focus on the global and financial crisis.

Dr. Hamann, Chair of the Political Science Department, earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in 1994 and subsequently joined the Department of Political Science at UCF. She has been elected to serve as Vice President of the American Political Science Association for 2011-2012. Her research interests focus on comparative political economy and industrial relations (Western Europe) and Spanish politics as well as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her current research analyzes the causes and consequences of union inclusion in reforming policies in Western Europe.

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