Welfare State Futures Featured in the Latest Issue of EU Research Magazine

In late December, EU Research interviewed Prof. Ellen Immergut, Scientific Coordinator of the Welfare State Futures Programme. EU Research is a leading journal for research dissemination in Eruope, with more than 50,000 hard copy subscribers in 33 countries, and more than 60,000 online subscribers. The article provides an overview the WSF Programme’s objectives and research … More Welfare State Futures Featured in the Latest Issue of EU Research Magazine

WSF Researchers at the 25th International Conference of Europeanists, 28 – 30 March 2018, Chicago (USA)

Next week, the 25th International Conference of Europeanists, takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA. From 28 – 30 March 2018, researchers will be discussing the dimensions and dynamics of the nexus between existing and emergent (im)mobilities, values, and citizenship of under the motto “Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship”. Several WSF researchers from the … More WSF Researchers at the 25th International Conference of Europeanists, 28 – 30 March 2018, Chicago (USA)

New WelfSOC Publication: The Everyday Language of Moral Welfare Judgement

Project WelfSOC studies the ideas of ordinary people about the future development of welfare in Europe, based on five innovative deliberative forums and focus groups conducted in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Slovenia and the United Kingdom which addressed the question “What should the priorities of the government in [country] be for benefits and services in 2040?”. In his new … More New WelfSOC Publication: The Everyday Language of Moral Welfare Judgement

Why British People Don’t Trust the Government Any More – And What Can Be Done about It

by Adrienn Győry (WelfSOC) In a recently published article on The Conversation, Peter Taylor-Gooby and Benjamin Leruth discuss the issue of trust between citizens and government in the United Kingdom. They use data from the Welfare State Futures ‘Our Childrens’ Europe’ research project which uses innovative democratic forums. Out of the five countries – Denmark, … More Why British People Don’t Trust the Government Any More – And What Can Be Done about It

New Insights into Welfare State Attitudes: “Winners” versus “Losers” in Perceived Meritocracies

by Tim Huijts (HiNEWS) Western societies are often portrayed as meritocracies: people’s status and success in life is determined by a combination of talent and effort, and those who are most gifted and work hardest will be most successful. This also implies that social inequalities in status and success are mostly simply a result of … More New Insights into Welfare State Attitudes: “Winners” versus “Losers” in Perceived Meritocracies