Migrant Workers or Working Women? Comparing Labour Supply Policies in Post-War Europe
Forthcoming in Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (access article) Abstract Why did some European countries choose migrant labour to expand their labour force in the decades that followed World War II, while others opted for measures to expand female employment via welfare expansion? The paper argues that gender norms and left power resources were important structuring…
I am hiring two PhD researchers
The Institute of Public Administration of the Faculty Governance and Global Affairs – Leiden University invites applications for PhD positions with a particular focus on the relationship between social protection and immigration control (Vidi-Project “The Borders of Equality”) (2 positions of 1.0 FTE) Vacancy number 18-332 Project description The PhD candidates will work in the…
Which leagues are the main suppliers of players at the World Cup?
The graph above represents a network of countries qualified for the World Cup 2018 and football leagues where players play. To draw it, I have used the official list of the 738 players qualified, and used it to draw a two-mode network where the countries they play for are the source, and the leagues…
The party systems of 12 European countries in 2018, in one chart.
Data from the Chapel Hill Expert Survey 2018 has just been released. I have made the graph above using the data and using the usual two axes: left-right on the economy, and liberal/authoritarian.
Welfare States and the Birth of Immigration Control
How has the emergence and transformation of welfare states influenced immigration policies? Assuming that there is a trade-off between social rights and openness, has the expansion of welfare states over time led to a greater need for governments to control access via immigration control or restrictions on migrant rights? The transition from minimal state and…
Flipping the Classroom in Political Science Research Methods
Today we have the first post in a series on building a flipped course by Natascha van der Zwan and Alexandre Afonso. Both are assistant professors at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University, the Netherlands. 709 more words via Flipping the Research Methods Classroom, Part 1 — Active Learning in Political Science ©
Share of people who think that jobs should be reserved for men when jobs are scarce.
From the European Social Survey 2010. Hungary, the only country where a majority of people think that jobs should be reserved for men.
Est-ce que la radiotélé publique survivrait à NoBillag?
Les défenseurs de l’initiative No billag ne veulent plus admettre qu’ils souhaitent supprimer la radio et télévision publiques en Suisse. Le problème, c’est que les programmes de la RTS sont populaires, contrairement à l’organisme qui collecte les fonds pour les financer. Le sondage Iakom montre que les programmes publics en Suisse sont systématiquement mieux notés…
The Power of Economists in Government
My excellent colleague Johan Christensen has a new book out with Stanford on the power of economists in government. I talk to him about it here for the podcast we made for my research methods class with Natascha van der Zwan. New episodes will be up soon.
The Trump Russian leak twitter battleground
Gephi has a tool to import tweets and map them as a network through hashtags. This is how it looks with the search key “Trump” just after the news came out in the Washington Post that Trump had allegedly leaked classified information to the Russian Ambassador and Foreign Minister. One can clearly see where the…