Ingo Bode

Prof. Dr. Ingo Bode conducts research on developments in the area of organised welfare provision and related public regulation. His research addresses dynamics in corresponding policy programs and within various service sectors, especially in the field of health and social care (for the elderly, young people and other vulnerable groups). It covers variegated organizational contexts and adopts an internationally comparative perspective. Much of his work focuses on the interface between institutional and organisational developments, with a special interest in implications for workers and professions, as well as the influence of welfare bureaucracies and intermediary actors. When scrutinizing the above-mentioned dynamics and regulations, his studies always take into account the role of factors related to the (cultural) political economy of modern welfare states.


Since 04/2009
Professor for social policy, organisation and society at the Faculty of Human Sciences (Institute of Social Work and Social Welfare) of the University of Kassel

previously, until his habilitation,
research associate at the University of Marburg, Trier and Duisburg, as well as university assistant (associate professor) and then lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen

further career stages
visiting professorships and fellowships at the Institut d’Études Politiques (Nancy location), at the Université de Montréal, and at the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh; moreover, temporary professorship for organizational sociology at the University of Wuppertal

during the professorship in Kassel
visiting professorships and academic stays at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City (Departamento de Estudios Institucionales, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas); the Universitá degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (at the Department of Political Science); the ‘Grande École des Solidarité’ (university network in Rennes), as well as teaching assignments at universities in Nantes, Lucerne, Salamanca and Amman

Recent Publications

The Fate of Social Modernity. Western Europe and Organised Welfare Provision in Challenging Times. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2024.

(with S. Betzelt, S. Parschick und A. Albert). Organisierte Zerrissenheit. Emotionsregimes und Interaktionsarbeit in Pflege und Weiterbildung. Bielefeld: transcript 2023 Hrsg.

(with R. Jungmann und K. Serrano Velarde), Krisenmanagement und staatliche Organisationen. Leviathan Sonderband (51) 41, 2023

‘Coopetition-based’ network governance – mechanisms and pitfalls: The example of the German rehabilitation industry, in: Keast, R., J. Voets, J.W. Meek, und C. Flynn (Hrsg.) A Modern Guide to Networks. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2023, 123-140.

Geld und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Sozialwesen. Trends, Dilemmata, Perspektiven, in: Kieslinger, D. (Hg.), Die Wirtschaftlichkeit der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe – Leistung. Qualität. Entgelt. Freiburg i.Br.: Lambertus, 2023: 19-39.

Organisationen der Hilfe, in: Apelt, Mara und Veronika Tacke (Hg.), Handbuch Organisationstypen. 2., überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2023: S. 281-298


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