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William Lazonick - Rethinking the State NEW
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The world's tallest slum NEW
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UK banking sector assets as % of GDP NEW
European Welfare States 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Source: taken from BANKING ON THE STATE by Piergiorgio Alessandri & Andrew G Haldane; Bank of England; November 2009.
The marketisation of academia and its adverse effect on intellectual and methodological pluralism NEW
European Welfare States 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
On the monoculture of american international political economy:"The monoculture we observe today also seems to me to be the product of a competitive academic environment in which we are compelled to live by the mantra of 'publish or perish'. Eager to...
The Politics of Temporary Work Deregulation in Europe: Solving the French Puzzle NEW
European Welfare States 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
My latest paper on the politics of temporary work regulation in Western Europe.Politics&Society(Published online before print July 2)AbstractTemporary work has expanded in the last three decades with adverse implications for inequalities. Because...
Public policy responses to the current fiscal crisis in one quote... NEW
European Welfare States 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."Ernest Benn...
Public and private European Debt in 2001 and 2012 NEW
European Welfare States 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Thanks to the really good Big Picture Blog, I've just discovered this really cool tool developed by the Wall Street Journal to visualise the evolution of private and public debt.Restricting the sample to Western European countries (with Canada and th...
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European Welfare States 11 Months, 4 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Top five all time posts1) World ranking in Unemployment Benefit replacement rates2) Welfare regimes and Youth Unemployment rates in the crisis 3) Islamic face veils and women's rights in France4) Downsizing in Cuba: Is public sector employment that d...
Want to keep up with the research published on the welfare state? Try this resource NEW
European Welfare States 11 Months, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 59 Minutes ago
I've just compiled a netvibe dashboard that monitors the latest issues being published by the Academic Journals I follow...
New paper on link between labour, central banks and EMU crisis NEW
European Welfare States 11 Months, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The missing link. Labour unions, central banks and monetary integration in Europe Transfer (2013), 19(1): 89–101.Bob Hancke Summary This article examines the problems of the single currency in light of the organization of labour relations in th...
New Journal of European Social Policy Issue NEW
European Welfare States 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
This recent issue covers the introduction of patient choice in Sweden. Two articles discuss the effect of macroeconomic conditions and pre-existing welfare state institutions on demands for redistribution and preferences for welfare state polici...
New Politics&Society Issue (June 2013) NEW
European Welfare States 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Special issue on real UtopiaAckerman, B. (2013). "Reviving Democratic Citizenship?" Politics & Society 41(2): 309-317.Many of our inherited civic institutions are dead or dying. We need an ambitious reform program to revive democratic life. This...
Think developed countries have more women in Parliament than the rest of the word? Think again. NEW
European Welfare States 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The data in the table below (extract taken from this table) has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st April 2013. Out of the top 30 countries, only a few - predominantly sca...
Unemployment benefit generosity before and during the crisis NEW
European Welfare States 1 Year, 1 Week, 19 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
What countries offer the most generous replacement of lost income in the event of job loss? And how have governments changed unemployment benefit since the onset of the economic crisis?Thanks to a new dataset assembled by Olaf van Vliet & Ko...
Mixing apples with oranges? Partisanship and active labour market policies in Europe NEW
European Welfare States 1 Year, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
New paper on the politics of labour market policies in Western Europe published in the February issue of the Journal of European Social Policy.AbstractThere are competing theoretical expectations and conflicting empirical results concerning the impac...