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

WSF Researchers at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology is taking place this week in Toronto, Canada. The Welfare State Futures programme is an interdisciplinary programme, with researchers from the fields of political science and economics, but also sociology. Researchers from five WSF projects will be contributing to the conference in the areas of health, migration and … More WSF Researchers at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy

The Final Conference of the Welfare State Futures programme took place last week at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, one of the leading research institutions in the areas of European studies and policy research. One hundred and forty-one researchers and stakeholders from all over Europe attended the cross-disciplinary conference to debate current challenges … More Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy

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)

Understanding the Micro and Macro Politics of Health: A Research Agenda by Project HiNEWS

by Anna Gkiouleka (HiNEWS) We live in times that austerity, conflict, increased forced migration and socio-political instability fuel traditional and new social struggles. In this climate, health inequalities emerge as the outcome of structural forces and unequal power relations reframing health as a social and political notion. Hence, to understand and tackle health inequalities, we … More Understanding the Micro and Macro Politics of Health: A Research Agenda by Project HiNEWS