Nora Ratzmann | SPS Max Weber Fellow

Nora Ratzmann,a German national, is a Leverhulme Research Student at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, Department of Social Policy, and the interdisciplinary International Inequality Institute, London School of Economics. She is also affiliated with the German Social Science Research Centre (WZB) Berlin, and the Institute for Employment Research Nürnberg. She holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the LSE, and an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford. She gained first work experience at the public policy research institute RAND Europe, the International Institute for Educational Planning IIEP-UNESCO and AEGIS Trust Rwanda.

Her research examines EU migrants’ (in)equalities of access to German social security, with a particular focus on their interactions with the street-level bureaucracy. The novelty of the project lies in its empirical contribution: it asks who remains at the margins of European social citizenship by exploring the daily practice administering EU migrants’ entitlements by German jobcentres and its translation into substantive benefit take-up.

Drabble, S., Ratzmann, N., Hoorens, S., Khodyakov, D. and O. Yakub (2015). The rise of a global middle class. Global societal trends to 2030. Thematic Report 6. RAND Europe. Cambridge, UK.

Janta, B., Ratzmann, N., Ghez, J., Khodyakov, D. and O. Yakub (2015). Employment and the changing labour market. Global societal trends to 2030. Thematic Report 5. RAND Europe. Cambridge, UK.

Ratzmann, N. (2014). Reforming Moldovan Social Assistance. Poor Laws for the European Fringe? Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. Peer-reviewed journal.

Ratzmann, N. (2012). Moldova and the EU. Liberalising or Securitising Migration? Research Brief. Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, University of Oxford.

Ratzmann, N. (2012). Developing or Securitising the European Neighbourhood? Migration Management in Moldova, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 12, Nb. 2, pp. 261-280. Peer-reviewed journal.

Ratzmann, N. (2010). Die Reform des französischen Wohlfahrtsstaates. Die Einführung innovativer Finanzierungsinstrumente am Beispiel des Allgemeinen Sozialbeitrage. Dfi compact No. 8, Ludwigsburg (Germany), Deutsch-Französisches Institut (German-French Institute).