Theme 1: Inequality and redistribution

Theme 1: Inequality and redistribution


The financial crisis of 2007-8 focussed attention on questions of inequality, especially on the degree to which the burden of taxation and the benefits of public investment are shared between state, citizens and domestic and multinational firms. A range of social, cultural and political cleavages is becoming increasingly associated with levels of economic inequality. Likewise, conflicts revolving around aggravating generational and educational inequalities are increasingly tied to socio-economic divisions. Certainly, the extent of these inequalities differs between countries, but so does the extent to which those disadvantaged by them organise and demand that states, regional and local governments, as well as the European Union deal with them and implement appropriate policy responses.

The following publications by the Governance consortia relate to the inequality and redistribution:


• Dziuban, A., Faust, F., Sekuler, T., Struzik, J., Bonde, L., & Nicholls, E. J. (2021). HIV/AIDS and its monsters. Negotiating criminalisation along the monster–human continuum. European Journal of Cultural Studies.

• Struzik, J. (2020), Narcophobia Meets Queerphobia: Criminalisation, Harm Reduction and Responsibility in Polish Drug Policies, InterAlia. A Journal of Queer Studies, np. 16,

• Sekula, P., Ciaputa, E., Struzik, J., & Krzaklewska E. (2022). Gendered Excellence in Physics. In Inequalities and the Paradigm of Excellence in Academia. Routledge.


Suh, E., & James, H., (Forthcoming book chapter). The social, cultural and economic influences on retirement saving for the younger generation in Britain. in Old Age security in the light of rising labour market uncertainty (working title), edited by Dirk Hofaecker and Kati Kuitto. Edward Elgar.

• James, H., & Buffel, T. (2022). Co-research with older people: a systematic literature review. Ageing and Society, 1 – 27.

• James, H. (2021). Individual pension decision-making in a financialised landscape: a typology of everyday approaches. Journal of Cultural Economy. 14:6, 627 – 643.


Khir-Allah, G. (2021). Framing Hijab in the European Mind: Press Discourse, Social Categorization and Stereotypes. Springer Nature.

Sánchez-Domínguez, M., Brey, E. (2021). Expectativas educativas en España: una mirada a los descendientes de los inmigrantes de Marruecos, Colombia, República Dominicana. In Aparicio Gómez, R., y Portes, A., Los nuevos españoles: la incorporación de los hijos de inmigrantes / coord. por Rosa Aparicio Gómez, Barcelona: Bellaterra. [Educational expectations in Spain: a look at the descendants of immigrants from Morocco, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, in The new Spaniards: the incorporation of the children of immigrants].

• Conti, B. (2021). Trajectoires comparées en milieu carcéral : questionner le lien entre (non) radicalisation et prison, CAREP, On line:

• Poli, A., Franc, R., Pavlović, T. (2023), « What is the Connection between Inequalities and Radicalisation ? Reviewing the Evidence Base », in Hilary Pilkington (ed.), Why don’t Young People Radicalise? Trajectories of Radicalisation and Non-Radicalisation in Europe, New York, Berghahn Books.


Gallego, A., & Kurer T. (2022). Automation, Digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace: Implications for Political Behavior. Annual Review of Political Science.

Gallego, A., Kuo, A., Manzano, D., & Fernández-Albertos, J. (2022). Technological Risk and Policy Preferences. Comparative Political Studies, 55(1), 60–92.

Gallego, A., Kurer, T., & Schöll, N. (2022). Neither Left-Behind nor Superstar: Ordinary Winners of Digitalization at the Ballot Box. The Journal of Politics, 84(1). 418-436.

Kurer, T., & Häusermann, S. (2022). Automation Risk, Social Policy Preferences and Political Participation. In. Busemeyer, Marius, Achim Kemmerling, Kees van Kersbergen and Paul Marx (eds.), Digitalization and the Welfare State, Oxford University Press

Kurer, T., & van Staalduinen, B. (2022). Disappointed Expectations: Downward Mobility and Electoral Change. American Political Science Review. OnlineFirst. doi:10.1017/S0003055422000077

Bürgisser, R. (2022). Policy Responses to Technological Change in the Workplace. Working Paper Series of the Joint Research Council of the European Commission.



Vermassen, D., Caluwaerts, D., & Erzeel, S. (forthcoming). Speaking for the Voiceless? Representative Claims-Making on Behalf of Future Generations in Belgium. Parliamentary Affairs.