A new social contract inclusive of informal workers
This paper makes the case that current social contracts are often inadequate, irrelevant, or unjust for informal workers. It outlines three possible future scenarios: the bad old contract, an even worse contract, and a better new contract. Under the...
After the war – thinking about reconstruction in Ukraine
Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine began in March 2014 with the annexation of Crimea, but it wasn’t until February 2022 that Russia shocked the...
Understanding Somalia’s social contract and state-building efforts
Building on a World Bank regional study in Africa aiming at measuring social contracts concepts and within the framework of reflecting on future donor interventions, this paper applies social contracts measurement and complements with qualitative...
SOUTHMOD research presented at the University of Helsinki
9th Annual Conference for the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences & the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change of the University of Helsinki is organized in hybrid format on 24-25 October 2022. UNU-WIDER Research Assistant...
24 October 2022
25 October 2022
Online, Helsinki, Finland
UNU-WIDER tax research presented at the CSAE Conference
The annual conference of the University of Oxford's Centre for the Study of African Economies is organised 19-21 March 2023 in Oxford, UK. This year the theme of the conference is Economic Development in Africa. UNU-WIDER Research Assistants Enrico...
19 March 2023
21 March 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom
Policy panel on war and reconstruction in Ukraine
9 May 2023
The crypt of Helsinki Cathedral, Kirkkokatu 18, Helsinki, Finland
‘Ask not what your country can do for you’
This paper investigates how persistent changes in trust caused by the Great Recession have affected how governments and citizens across Europe responded to the next global crisis: the COVID-19 pandemic.We show that increases in individualism and...