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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Macrosociology

Shifting Paradigms of Social Justice

Sustainable Welfare and Sustainable Growth - Towards a New Social Settlement in Germany and the United Kingdom? (Director Jochen Clasen, University Edinburgh)

 

Project III: Shifting Paradigms of Social Justice (project funded by the Anglo-German Foundation 2006-2009)

Project Coordinators: Peter Taylor Gooby (University of Kent), Steffen Mau
Researchers: Christoph Burkhardt, Rose Martin (Kent)

European welfare states face severe pressures from globalization, changing labour markets with high unemployment or inactivity rates, demographic change and shifts in social structure. Under these conditions the traditional ambitions and objectives of welfare state intervention need readjustment. Two factors are important. First, public opinion in this field is changing and the existing societal contract of the distribution of burdens and benefits becomes increasingly contested. Second, movement towards a new European welfare settlement requires conceptions of social justice that differ from those that underpinned previous settlements. This project addresses three sets of questions: What are the conceptions of social justice that correspond to the traditional welfare state models in Germany and the UK? How have they changed in recent years and to what extent do the attitudes to social justice correspond to these changes? How are the new themes in welfare reform (social investment, reciprocity and accommodation to greater social diversity) viewed and discussed by the ordinary citizen? The project relies on quantitative (survey) and qualitative data (focus groups).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Steffen Mau / Benjamin Veghte (eds.) (2007): Justice, Legitimacy, and the Welfare State. London: Ashgate.

Book chapters

Christoph Burkhardt / Steffen Mau (2011): Challenges of Ethnic Diversity. Results from a Qualitative Study, in Jochen Clasen (ed.): Converging Worlds of Welfare? British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 52-71.

Christoph Burkhardt / Rose Martin / Steffen Mau / Peter Taylor-Gooby (2011): Differing Notions of Social Welfare? Britain and Germany Compared, in Jochen Clasen (ed.): Converging Worlds of Welfare? British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 15-32.

Shifting Paradigms of Social Justice, in Jochen Clasen (ed., 2009): Sustainable Welfare and Sustainable Growth - Towards a New Social Settlement in Germany and the UK?. London: Anglo-German Foundation, 8-17 (together with Steffen Mau and Peter Taylor-Gooby).

Steffen Mau / Christoph Burkhardt (2009): Ethnische Diversität und wohlfahrtspolitische Legitimation in Europa. In: Obinger, Herbert; Rieger, Elmar (eds.) Wohlfahrtsstaatlichkeit in entwickelten Demokratien. Herausforderungen, Reformen, Perspektiven. Frankfurt/New York: Campus. 191-216.

Peter Taylor-Gooby with L. Mitton (2008): Much noise, little progress: the UK experience of privatisation. In D. Béland and B. Gran (eds.): Fragmented welfare regimes: the public-private dichotomy in social policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peter Taylor-Gooby / Rose Martin (2008): Sympathy for the poor, or why New Labour does good by stealth. In Alison Park et al. (eds.): British Social Attitudes: the 24th Report. London: Sage.

Stefan Liebig / Steffen Mau (2007): When is a taxation system just? Attitudes towards general taxation principles and towards the justice of one's own tax burden. In Steffen Mau / Benjamin Veghte (eds.): Justice, Legitimacy, and the Welfare State. London: Ashgate.

Steffen Mau / Benjamin Veghte (2007): Introduction: social justice, legitimacy and the welfare state. In Steffen Mau / Benjamin Veghte (eds.): Justice, Legitimacy, and the Welfare State. London: Ashgate.

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2007): Social policy as social investment. In J. Midgely (ed.): Issues on Developmental Social Policy in China. Beijing: Chinese Labour and Social Security Publishing House.

 

Articles

Patrick Sachweh / Christoph Burkhardt / Steffen Mau (2009): Wandel und Reform des deutschen Sozialstaats aus der Sicht der Bevölkerung. In: WSI-Mitteilungen 11/09, 612-618.

Steffen Mau / Christoph Burkhardt (2009): Migration and welfare state solidarity in Western Europe. In: Journal of European Social Policy 19 (3), 213-229.

Steffen Mau / Christoph Burkhardt (2008): Solidarität wird an Gegenleistung geknüpft - Zur Inklusionsbereitschaft der Deutschen gegenüber Zuwanderern. In: Informationsdienst Soziale Indikatoren (ISI), 39, 12-15. [download]

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2008): New welfare settlement in Europe. European Societies.

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2008): Choice and values: individualized rational action and social goals. Journal of Social Policy 37(2).

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2007): Prevention and integration: rational actors and state welfare. International Journal on Social Quality.

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2007): Trust and welfare state reform: the example of the NHS. Social Policy and Administration.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Steffen Mau / Christoph Burkhardt (2009): Challenges of Ethnic Diversity. Results from a qualitative study. Final conference of the Anglo-German Foundation research programme 'Sustainable welfare and sustainable growth – towards a new social settlement in Germany and the United Kingdom?', 3-4 April 2009, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Steffen Mau / Christoph Burkhardt (2008): Wir ohne sie? Zuwanderung und die Ressourcen wohlfahrtsstaatlicher Solidarität. Zonen der (Un-)Sicherheit - Wohlfahrtsstaat - Migration. Plenum der Sektionen Migration und ethnische Minderheiten, Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse, Sozialpolitik. 34. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, October 6-10.

Christoph Burkhardt (2008): Migration and Welfare State Solidarity in Europe. The 2008 Ratio Colloquium 'The Economics and Politics of Institutional Change', August 21–23, Stockholm, Sweden.

Steffen Mau (2007): Mitgliedschaftsräume, wohlfahrtsstaatliche Solidarität und Migration. Workshop „Metamorphosen des Wohlfahrtsstaates. Interessen und Institutionen“, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), March 1st/2nd 2007.

Steffen Mau (2007): Challenging Boundaries: Immigration and the Welfare State in Europe. 3rd ESPAnet Summer School “The Territorial Dimension of Social Policies”?, 10 - 15 September, University of Urbino.

Steffen Mau / Christoph Burkhardt (2007): Ethnic heterogenization and welfare state solidarity in Europe. ESPAnet Conference 2007, 20 - 22 September, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. [download paper]

Steffen Mau / Christoph Burkhardt: Wir ohne sie? Zuwanderung und die Ressourcen wohlfahrtsstaatlicher Solidarität. Zonen der (Un-)Sicherheit - Wohlfahrtsstaat - Migration. Plenum der Sektionen Migration und ethnische Minderheiten, Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse, Sozialpolitik. 34. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, October 6-10, 2008.

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2007): How would you convince an economist that rational actor policies destroy social cohesion? Invited keynote address, Social Policy Association annual conference, Birmingham, 23 July 2007.

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2007): Trust and welfare state reform: practical gains versus political sustainability. Voluntary Social Services Network, University of Birmingham, 28 November 2007.

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2007): Framing choices and governing risks. Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty Group, University of Glasgow, 4 September 2007.

Peter Taylor-Gooby (2007): Social risks and the logic of welfare state reform. SCARR conference on Risk and Rationalities, Queens College Cambridge, 29 March 2007.