New Working Paper by TRANSWEL – Belonging and European Social Membership: Legitimations and Contestations in Bulgarian and German Social Policy Expert Interviews

by Florian Zabransky and Jana Fingarova (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg Current mobility within the EU raises questions regarding access to and portability of social security rights. This paper focuses on the nexus of mobility and social security in the context of European social security coordination. It explores how social policy experts frame and (de-)legitimize … More New Working Paper by TRANSWEL – Belonging and European Social Membership: Legitimations and Contestations in Bulgarian and German Social Policy Expert Interviews

TransJudFare Journal of European Public Policy Special Issue “Free Movement and Non-discrimination in an Unequal Union”

Special Issue edited by Susanne K. Schmidt, Michael Blauberger and Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen The European Union’s fundamental principles of free movement of persons and non-discrimination challenge the traditional closure of the welfare state. Whereas this appeared largely unproblematic before Eastern enlargement, the increased heterogeneity in economic development and welfare provision among EU Member States has … More TransJudFare Journal of European Public Policy Special Issue “Free Movement and Non-discrimination in an Unequal Union”

HiNEWS Umbrella Review of Public Health Policies

by Katie Thomson (HiNEWS) Welfare states use a variety of policy mechanisms – namely public health policies, social policies and healthcare services – to improve the health of their citizens. Policies such as minimum alcohol pricing, tobacco taxation or banning junk food advertising aimed at children, have great potential to improve public health, by shifting … More HiNEWS Umbrella Review of Public Health Policies

Attitudes to Welfare Turn Hostile Because of Low Trust in Government – New Research from Democratic Forums by WelfSOC’s Peter Taylor-Gooby

“New research using Democratic Forums (large two-day discussion groups) shows that many people reject the welfare state not through commitment to neo-liberalism but because they don’t think government is able to make their lives better. Peter Taylor-Gooby, project leader of NORFACE Welfare State Futures project WelfSOC, outlines the findings of research that used deliberative forums … More Attitudes to Welfare Turn Hostile Because of Low Trust in Government – New Research from Democratic Forums by WelfSOC’s Peter Taylor-Gooby

Any Transnational Social Security Out There? Hungarian Mobile Citizens and their Experiences with (Transnational) Social Security Access in Austria – New Working Paper by Project TRANSWEL

The TRANSWEL working paper on ‘Any transnational social security out there?’ Hungarian mobile citizens and their experiences with (transnational) bureaucratic procedures in Austria presents the main results of the qualitative interviews with Hungarian mobile citizens who live and/or work in Austria. The paper illustrates the main categories identified during the Grounded theory-based analysis of twenty … More Any Transnational Social Security Out There? Hungarian Mobile Citizens and their Experiences with (Transnational) Social Security Access in Austria – New Working Paper by Project TRANSWEL