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Blessing or Curse? The Rise of Tourism-Led Growth in Europe’s Southern Periphery

Despite being one of the world's major internationally traded services, tourism remains neglected within debates on European integration and growth models. We highlight the rise of tourism-led growth in Southern Europe. We argue that the process of …

Public Opinion on Welfare State Recalibration in Times of Austerity: Evidence from Survey Experiments

Even though social investment is highly popular, welfare state recalibration remains an uphill battle. When resources are scarce in times of austerity, welfare recalibration involves multidimensional trade-offs. Existing research primarily studied …

Do Citizens Care About Government Debt? Evidence From Survey Experiments on Budgetary Priorities

Ever since the Great Recession, public debt has become politicized. Some research suggests that citizens are fiscally conservative, while other research shows that they punish governments for implementing fiscal consolidation. This begs the question …

Insider–Outsider Representation and Social Democratic Labor Market Policy

Postindustrialization and occupational change considerably complicate partisan politics of the welfare state. This article asks about the determinants of contemporary social democratic labor market policy. We argue that the composition of their …

Attitudinal Polarization Towards the Redistributive Role of the State in the Wake of the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis presents a unique opportunity to study how public opinion towards the redistributive role of the state reacts to a major economic shock. The pandemic and the measures taken to stop it exposed citizens to both increased fiscal …

Trade-Offs Between Redistribution and Environmental Protection: the Role of Information, Ideology, and Self-Interest

Reducing economic inequality and combatting climate change are two strongly supported policy goals, but they will require significant public investments. In times of limited fiscal resources, governments struggle to raise additional revenues needed …