Chief Researcher and Topic Leader at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (Berlin), PhD. His main research interests include topics such as forms of organised collective action by both capital and labour, civil society and social movements, European integration, regional and structural policies, critical governance, and relational analysis. Author and editor of a large number of academic articles and books, including: “Social Movements and Organized Labour: Passions and Interests” (co-editor), “Yellow vests and blue mandarins”, “Political misperceptions and their causes: Suggestions for research” (co-author), “Democratic capitalism and its discontents”, “Making and breaking social capital: The paradox of China’s social credit system” (co-author), etc.