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LIVING WITH HARD TIMES

How Citizens React to Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences

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The economic crisis that hit Europe since 2008 is without precedent in post-war economic history. The ongoing recession is likely to leave deep and long-lasting traces on economic performance and entails social hardship of many kinds. Those hardest hit are those most likely to “exit” the political sphere and withdraw from political engagement. Falling political participation and the rise of populist groups and rhetoric in various European countries is only one side of the story. Understanding how citizens develop resilience in difficult times – rather than opting for fatalism or rejecting any involvement in public life – is crucial for scientists, policy-makers, stakeholders and society at large. It is in this context that LIVEWHAT was born.

LIVEWHAT is a research project that brings together research partners and an international advisory board of leading scientists from nine European countries – Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Poland, Sweden, Spain and France. The project, with a 36-month duration, started in December 2013.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613237.


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external_link_new_windowOur documentary film on ‘Citizens and the Crisis’ is NOW OUT: http://www.livewhat.unige.ch/?p=461  !!!!

 

 

external_link_new_windowsynthesisOut now: LIVEWHAT Synthesis of Findings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

external_link_new_windowhandbookRead our Handbook of Good Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

external_link_new_windowCheck out our Wikisite on Alternative Solidarity Practices here: http://www.livewhat.unige.ch/?incsub_wiki=livewhat-hubs

 

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P&POur Special Issue is now out with P&P! Citizens’ Responses to the Economic Crisis: 

 

 

 

 

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20160326_EUC906Our data features in  on how Europeans view each other: http://econ.st/1UMEnBe

 

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Co3a4GuW8AEB2bbNew paper in European Journal of Political Research using our unique WP4 survey data

 

 

 

 

 

external_link_new_windowCheck out our NEW article ”Path dependency and convergence of three worlds of welfare policy during the Great Recession: UK, Germany and Sweden”

 

 

 

 

LW_site_colors_yellow EVENT ARCHIVE

 

external_link_new_windowLIVEWHAT Final Conference

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When:

Thursday, 24 November 2016 — SAVE THE DATE!!

Where:

Flagey (Studio 5), Rue du Belvédère 27, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels

Registration:

This is a public event. No registration required.

Download the Conference program

 

LIVEWHAT Seventh Consortium Meeting

November 2016, BRUSSELS

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LIVEWHAT Sixth Consortium Meeting

May 2016, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

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LIVEWHAT Fifth Consortium Meeting

December 2015, SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE

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 LIVEWHAT CONFERENCE

 October 2015, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA

 

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LIVEWHAT SUMMER SCHOOL

July 2015, FLORENCE

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LIVEWHAT Fourth Consortium Meeting

April 2015, UNIVERSITY OF CRETE


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LIVEWHAT Third Consortium Meeting

November 2014, SCIENCES PO

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LIVEWHAT Researchers at the ECPR General Conference 2014  

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 LIVEWHAT Second Consortium Meeting

September 2014, GLASGOW

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LIVEWHAT First Consortium Meeting

March 2014, AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

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LIVEWHAT Kick-off Meeting

December 2013, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA

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LATEST PROJECT OUTPUTS

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CHECK OUT the LIVEWHAT Brochure (en). Read the brochure in other languages hereGET HOLD of LIVEWHAT’s outputs, reports, publications, policy briefs and articles hereREAD ABOUT our researchers’ work and our advisors’ profiles here.

 

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story_line.png.pagespeed.ce.L6-fyDAOVGNew report on individual responses to crises. The Integrated Report provides a comparative assessment of the findings of a population survey that was conducted in 2015 in France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

 

story_line.png.pagespeed.ce.L6-fyDAOVGNew article: “Neoliberalism, Austerity and the UK  Media”.

Check it out here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/brief18-neoliberalism-austerity-and-the-UK-media.pdf

 

story_line.png.pagespeed.ce.L6-fyDAOVGNew article: “Direct Social Actions and Economic Crises -The Relationship between Forms of Action and Socio-Economic Context in Italy

 

story_line.png.pagespeed.ce.L6-fyDAOVGTwo  articles on crises and policy responses are available on the Outputs Section, here.

 

story_line.png.pagespeed.ce.L6-fyDAOVGA new report on austerity in Europe is out!

Download itausterity here: Austerity Measures Across Europe

 

Check out our policy briefs

 policy briefThey provide an overview of major research          findings and key recommendations.

 

Our fifth newsletter is here!

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Read our Newsletters

 

SUGGESTIONS: If you have any suggestions of research projects or new publications, please let us know by sending us a note here.


 

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