Tag: social investment

  • Bad Kids or Bad Environments?

    Consider a ten-year-old child. He is being raised by a single mother who drinks at night and shouts frequently at her three children. They live in a bad neighborhood, and the kids attend a tough school. In the classroom, the boy does not concentrate very well and is often disruptive in class. At recess he […]

  • 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 […]