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

NORFACE Open Access Policy: Several News Open Access Publications this Year

As the NORFACE Network Board has reasserted at its Meeting in Ljubljana 11-12th April 2017, NORFACE has an Open Access Policy, and investigators are highly encouraged to publish in open access publications, and to purchase open access rights to the extent that their budgets will permit. This was communicated to all researchers in the WSF … More NORFACE Open Access Policy: Several News Open Access Publications this Year

WelfSOC Team at 15th Annual ESPAnet Conference 2017 – “New Horizons of European Social Policy: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges”

WelfSoc members presented a number of papers at the Annual ESPAnet Conference in Lisbon on 14-16 September. Katharina Zimmerman spoke on her work with Jan-Ocko Heuer on conditionality, using data from the focus groups. Heejung Chung discussed findings from her ESRC work along the WelfSoc Democratic Forums on labour market flexibility. Masa Hrast and Tatjana Rakar included … More WelfSOC Team at 15th Annual ESPAnet Conference 2017 – “New Horizons of European Social Policy: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges”

WSF Attendance and WelfSOC Book Launch at ESPAnet Conference 2017, 14 – 16 September, Lisbon

This year’s ESPAnet conference takes place under the theme “New Horizons of European Social Policy: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges” from 14 – 16 September in Lisbon, Portugal. Quite a few researchers from the WSF network will attend and present WSF perspectives on risks, opportunities and challenges for European welfare states to a broader academic public. … More WSF Attendance and WelfSOC Book Launch at ESPAnet Conference 2017, 14 – 16 September, Lisbon