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.


September, 2019 to August, 2021
Principal Investigator: Abel Beremenyi
February, 2013 to January, 2018
Principal Investigator: Julia Szalai
Researcher: Agnes Kende
December, 2014 to November, 2016
Principal Investigator: Violetta Zentai
Researcher: Zsuzsanna Arendas
January, 2014 to June, 2016
Principal Investigator: Pinar Donmez
July, 2013 to June, 2015
Principal Investigator: Violetta Zentai
Researcher: Jelena Jovanovic, Noemi Katona, Viktoria Sebhelyi, Zsuzsanna Vidra
October, 2012 to December, 2014
Researcher: Slobodan Cvejic, Katalin Kovacs, Julia Szalai, Zsuzsanna Vidra, Eniko Vincze, Violetta Zentai
April, 2010 to September, 2011
Principal Investigator: Violetta Zentai
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: Daniela Bolganschi, Andrew Cartwright, Gergo Medve-Balint, Sara Svensson
June, 2007 to September, 2008
Researcher: Andrew Cartwright, Aron Horvath
January, 2006 to December, 2007
Researcher: Ines Bulic
June, 2004 to May, 2007
Principal Investigator: Violetta Zentai
Researcher: Andor Daroczi, Tamas Dombos, Eva Kovacs, Janos Matyas Kovacs, Katalin Kovacs, Tibor Mester, Kata Racz, Gyongyi Schwarz , Sara Svensson, Linda Szabo, Balazs Varadi , Zsuzsanna Vidra
January, 2005 to May, 2005
Researcher: Adrian Ionescu, Gulnar Mukhambetova, Valeria Prohnitch, Diane Stone
November, 2002 to April, 2005
Principal Investigator: Violetta Zentai
Researcher: Andrea Krizsan, Aniko Csaki, Reka Safrany, Gabor Tajta, Herta Toth
October, 2003 to May, 2004
Principal Investigator: Andrea Krizsan
January, 2001 to January, 2004
Principal Investigator: Andrea Krizsan
Researcher: Ivan Krastev

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