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Democracy without choice: Citizens’ perceptions of government autonomy during the Eurozone crisis

Ruiz-Rufino, Ruben, Alonso, Sonia, (2016), «Democracy without choice: Citizens’ perceptions of government autonomy during the Eurozone crisis», European Journal of Political Research, 56(2), 320-345, 30 Δεκεμβρίου In this article it is argued that citizens take into account the degree of a government’s political autonomy to implement particular policies when expressing their views on satisfaction with democracy (SWD) but, in order to do so, they need to perceive it. When citizens …Read More

The politics and policies of welfare chauvinism under the economic crisis

Suvi Keskinen, Ov Cristian Norocel, Martin Bak Jørgensen, (2016), «The politics and policies of welfare chauvinism under the economic crisis», Critical Social Policy, August The ongoing economic crisis that emerged in the wake of the global recession in 2008, and was followed by the more recent crisis of the Eurozone, has introduced new themes and remoulded old ways of approaching the welfare state, immigration, national belonging and racism in Northern …Read More

The EU Convergence Machine at Work. To the Benefit of the EU’s Poorest Citizens?

Goedemé, Tim, Collado, Diego, (2016), «The EU Convergence Machine at Work. To the Benefit of the EU’s Poorest Citizens?», Journal of Common Market Studies, 6 Απριλίου Social cohesion in the EU (European Union) is usually assessed on the basis of GDP per capita and relative poverty rates. These indicators show that the ‘European convergence machine’ led to greater social cohesion between old and new Member States (EU-15 and NMS) until the onset of …Read More

Fleeing the centre: the rise of challenger parties in the aftermath of the euro crisis

Hobolt, Sara B., Tilley, James, (2016), «Fleeing the centre: the rise of challenger parties in the aftermath of the euro crisis», West European Politics, 16 Ιουνίου This article argues that both sanctioning and selection mechanisms can help to explain this flight from the centre to challenger parties. First, voters who were economically adversely affected by the crisis punish mainstream parties both in government and in opposition by voting for challenger …Read More

Increasingly unequal? The economic crisis, social inequalities and trust in the European Parliament in 20 European countries

Sani, Giulia M. Dotti, Magistro, Beatrice, (2016), «Increasingly unequal? The economic crisis, social inequalities and trust in the European Parliament in 20 European countries», European Journal of Political Research, 13 Ιανουαρίου The 2008/2009 economic crisis has been identified as an important element contributing to declining trust in institutions in Europe and worldwide. However, it is unclear whether this decline in trust is distributed homogenously among citizens or whether there are differences …Read More

The Changing Nature of Gender Selection into Employment: Europe over the Great Recession

Juan J. Dolado, Cecilia Garcia-Penalosa, Linas Tarasonis, (2016), «The Changing Nature of Gender Selection into Employment: Europe over the Great Recession», CEPR DP 11367, Ιούνιος The aim of this paper is to evaluate the role played by selectivity issues induced by nonemployment in explaining gender wage gap patterns in the EU since the onset of the Great Recession. We show that male selection into the labour market, traditionally disregarded, has increased. …Read More

Improving the measurement of material deprivation at the European Union level

Guio, Anne-Catherine, Marlier, Eric, Gordon, David, Fahmy, Eldin, Nandy, Shailen, Pomati, Marco, (2016), «Improving the measurement of material deprivation at the European Union level», Journal of European Social Policy, Ιούνιος In June 2010, European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government adopted a social inclusion target as part of the new ‘Europe 2020 Strategy’: to lift at least 20 million people in the EU from the risk of poverty and exclusion by 2020. One of the three indicators used to monitor …Read More

Improvement during Crisis Years? Poverty and Housing Conditions across the EU, 2007 – 2012

Lelkes, Orsolya, Zólyomi, Eszter, (2015), «Improvement during Crisis Years? Poverty and Housing Conditions across the EU, 2007 – 2012», Policy Brief  September 2015 The Policy Brief aims to provide an overview of housing deficiencies in EU Member States and to examine the extent to which they are linked to low income. Housing is a key aspect of poverty and social exclusion.The quality of housing has an impact on, for instance, social relations …Read More

Free Movement of Persons: The Mirage of Social Security Schemes

Nedelescu, Roxanna, (2016), «Free Movement of Persons: The Mirage of Social Security Schemes», Bruges European Economic Research Papers 34/2015 The purpose of this paper is to address the issue of social security benefits that jobseekers, nationals of other Member State, residing in another Member States are in title to, as well as the economic implications of free movement of persons and labour market access. Consequently, it aims to disentangle between labour …Read More

In-work poverty and labour market trajectories: Poverty risks among the working population in 22 European countries

Halleröd, Björn, Ekbrand, Hans, Bengtsson,  Mattias , (2015), «In-work poverty and labour market trajectories: Poverty risks among the working population in 22 European countries», Journal of European Social Policy, Issue 5, Volume 25, pp.473-488, Δεκέμβριος Is in-work poverty a low-wage or an unemployment problem, and is it the same problem all across Europe? Because of the definitional ambiguity, we really do not know. In this article, we use longitudinal European Union-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions …Read More