Tag: European social policy

  • The strengths of conservative welfare regimes in reducing inequality

    In a guest post, Diederik Boertien argues that conservative welfare regimes might reduce inequality by being less complex and less risky – making it simpler to make good choices about the future. People differ in their abilities to exploit the opportunities that society offers them. Some people manage to get the best doctors, get their […]

  • Social investment in Europe: more than a third-way?

    Social investment represents the very last justification for the use of social policy in Europe in times of public cuts. But its ambition to find shared European policy solutions, while missing a single national focus, might create what Sartori called “undefined conceptualisations” or “indefiniteness” in comparative politics – in other words, a certain fuzziness in […]