It will be the first project to use qualitative methods on such a scale in the comparative study of European social policy and will contribute to theoretical work on the main cleavages and solidarities driving social policy in different European welfare states. It will supply new findings relevant to the politics and sociology of welfare and provide data for reanalysis as well as a base-line in future studies. The team have led major cross-national projects and will press home findings in national and EU-level policy debate.
The successful PhD student will work as part of the project team and contribute to all aspects of the project as well as having the opportunity to develop a particular research theme. Please visit our website for potential research themes. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work with an exceptional academic team at the forefront of European social policy research.