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

Are EU Free Movement and the National Welfare State Compatible? TransJudFare Researchers Dorte S. Martinsen and Benjamin Werner provide evidence from Denmark and Germany

“Some scholarly literature and public debates have characterized the EU free movement system with its extensive mobility and non-discrimination rules as corrosive to the nationally organized welfare state, which will become a ‘magnet’ for the European poor. In their recent paper Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen and Benjamin Werner from the TransJudFare project examined how the German … More Are EU Free Movement and the National Welfare State Compatible? TransJudFare Researchers Dorte S. Martinsen and Benjamin Werner provide evidence from Denmark and Germany

New WelfSOC Book: Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare

Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare. Social Policy Directions in Uncertain Times Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 26 May 2018 Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent) and Benjamin Leruth (University of Canberra) After the publication of After Austerity (Oxford University Press) last year, this is the second volume produced by the “Welfare State Futures: Our Children’s Europe” (WelfSOC) project … More New WelfSOC Book: Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare