WSF Thematic Workshop on Welfare State Attitudes – “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State” just took off in Gothenburg, Sweden

From today until February 24, 45 researchers from 10 different projects inside the Welfare State Futures Network come together at the University of Gothenburg to present their theories, methods and findings of recent studies on welfare relevant attitudes, opinions and preferences at the NORFACE WSF Thematic Workshop “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State”. … More WSF Thematic Workshop on Welfare State Attitudes – “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State” just took off in Gothenburg, Sweden

“Demand for Redistribution: Individuals’ Response to Economic Setbacks” – New Working Paper by 4Is Researcher Linne Marten

With ongoing fiscal retrenchment, it is important to understand the consequences of welfare reform for the most vulnerable members of society. Therefore the 4Is project takes a look at how the welfare state protects households from adverse shocks, as well as how it affects the relationship between material circumstances and well-being. The Project assesses the … More “Demand for Redistribution: Individuals’ Response to Economic Setbacks” – New Working Paper by 4Is Researcher Linne Marten

Exciting News from WelfSOC Project: First Book Manuscript for “After Austerity” Submitted to Oxford University Press

Peter Taylor-Gooby and his team around Heejung Chung and Benjamin Leruth have successfully submitted their book manuscript for “After Austerity: The Future of the Welfare State: New Cleavages and Solidarities in Europe” to Oxford University Press, the largest university press in the world. It can be assumed that the book will be published around May … More Exciting News from WelfSOC Project: First Book Manuscript for “After Austerity” Submitted to Oxford University Press

New Insights into Work in Progress

One month ago, we published the first individual projects´ working papers on the WSF website. Since then, the WSF research projects have been busy producing four new working papers providing up-to-date insights into their innovative research and into the challenges the welfare state is confornted with in the 21st century. Europe is currently experiencing an increased … More New Insights into Work in Progress

ECPR Joint Sessions, 24-28 April 2016 +++ Workshop on “Public Opinion and Public Policy – Analyzing Feedback Effects in Comparative Politics” organized by Ellen Immergut (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Jane Gingrich (University of Oxford)

This workshop invites research that investigates the relationship between public opinion and policy outcomes. While classic works by Schattschneider, Lowi or Wilson examined these linkages, for a long time the empirical analysis of public policies and mass politics have been separate. In recent years, scholars studying public policy developments (especially in the welfare state) have … More ECPR Joint Sessions, 24-28 April 2016 +++ Workshop on “Public Opinion and Public Policy – Analyzing Feedback Effects in Comparative Politics” organized by Ellen Immergut (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Jane Gingrich (University of Oxford)