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To understand your government’s welfare policies, look at its ministers' backgrounds

November 12, 2021

Small-scale social movements don't make news, but can influence higher education policy

October 18, 2021

Vaccine prices may become a political powder keg

May 22, 2021

How South America’s leaders have mishandled the Covid-19 pandemic

May 19, 2021

How welfare state policies prevent the insecure from voting far right

May 18, 2021
May 4, 2021

Why autocrats redistribute income and wealth

Lars Pelke It is a common assumption that autocrats have no incentive to redistribute income and wealth. Not so, says Lars Pelke. Uncertainty about the outcomes of autocratic elections can incentivise dictators to redistribute wealth, especially when the incumbents’ ruling coalition is inclusive Read more
April 14, 2021

Pandemic-era travel has been restricted worldwide, but not everyone has been affected equally

Lorenzo Piccoli International travel restrictions introduced during the pandemic constrained our freedom to travel. To understand how, we must look at the interaction between immigration status, citizenship, employment, and place of residence, write Lorenzo Piccoli, Jelena Dzankic, Timothy Jacob-Owens and Didier Ruedin Read more
April 1, 2021

Amid the pandemic Bolsonaro intimidates critics with dictatorship-era law

Eduardo Burkle President Jair Bolsonaro faces criticism from the media and civil society for his disastrous response to the pandemic. Reviving National Security Law to intimidate critics is more than a nod to Brazil's authoritarian past, writes Eduardo Burkle Read more
March 17, 2021

Under what conditions can public opinion affect policy-making? Education as a case study

Julian Garritzmann Public opinion affects policy-making when the topic is salient and when most people share the same opinion, write Julian Garritzmann, Marius Busemeyer and Erik Niemanns. Yet when the public disagrees on what they want – or when many people don’t care – the influence of public opinion is significantly reduced Read more
March 12, 2021

Why has the European Court of Justice shifted toward a more restrictive position on access to welfare in member states?

Angie Gago From 2014, ECJ decisions on welfare access have departed significantly from previous case law. Angie Gago and Francesco Maiani analyse two Court dialogues, one with the EU legislator, the other with national authorities Read more

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