Social Policy and Welfare Regimes

Pursuing social peace, inclusion, or justice amidst global economic competition raises various challenges for social policies in Europe and beyond. These policies shape and are shaped by welfare regimes which embrace broader social ideals, different family patterns, as well as market and state liaisons. The CPS applies its cross-sectoral and multi-actor approaches to address outstanding issues of social policy development in European and post-socialist contexts, often embedding those issues in wider global debates. The Center has developed expertise and gained recognition in investigating interethnic relations in educational systems and policies. It has engaged in larger comparative research projects on European labor markets with special attention to labor market integration of different vulnerable and often discriminated social groups, such as the Roma, migrants, and refugees. Inter-ethnic relations, gender equality, and intergenerational justice issues are investigated in the context of shifting care regimes in Europe. The CPS is also engaged in studying the transformation of labor relations, labor representation, and the governance structure of multinational companies and their subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe.


February, 2016 to April, 2018
Researcher: Dragos Adascalitei, Andrew Cartwright, Anita Halasz
February, 2013 to January, 2018
Researcher: Agnes Kende
January, 2013 to December, 2016
Researcher: Celine Cantat, Iulius-Cezar Macarie, Vera Messing, Stefano Piemontese, Zsuzsanna Vidra, Jelena Jovanovic
December, 2014 to November, 2016
Researcher: Zsuzsanna Arendas
July, 2013 to June, 2015
Researcher: Zsuzsanna Vidra, Jelena Jovanovic, Noemi Katona, Viktoria Sebhelyi
November, 2013 to May, 2015
Researcher: Vera Messing, Zsuzsanna Arendas
October, 2012 to December, 2014
Researcher: Julia Szalai, Violetta Zentai, Zsuzsanna Vidra, Katalin Kovacs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Eniko Vincze, Desire Foundation, Romania, Slobodan Cvejic, Belgrade University, Serbia
April, 2010 to September, 2011
Researcher: Mihaly Fazekas
January, 2010 to August, 2011
Researcher: Roderick Martin
September, 2008 to August, 2011
Researcher: Andrew Cartwright, Alexandra Szoke
January, 2009 to July, 2009
Researcher: Andrew Cartwright, Sara Svensson, Daniela Bolganschi, Gergő Medve-Bálint
June, 2007 to September, 2008
Researcher: Andrew Cartwright, Aron Horvath
January, 2006 to December, 2007
Researcher: Ines Bulic
June, 2004 to May, 2007
Researcher: Zsuzsanna Vidra, Tamas Dombos, Sara Svensson, Linda Szabo, Zsuzsanna Vidra, Tibor Mester, Kata Racz, Gyongyi Schwarz , Janos Matyas Kovacs, Katalin Kovacs, Eva Kovacs, Andor Daroczi, Balazs Varadi
January, 2005 to May, 2005
Researcher: Diane Stone, Adrian Ionescu, Valeria Prohnitch, Gulnar Mukhambetova
November, 2002 to April, 2005
Researcher: Andrea Krizsan, Aniko Csaki, Reka Safrany, Gabor Tajta, Herta Toth
October, 2003 to May, 2004
January, 2001 to January, 2004
Researcher: Ivan Krastev

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