LIVING WITH HARD TIMES
How Citizens React to Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences
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.
Our documentary film on ‘Citizens and the Crisis’ is NOW OUT: http://www.livewhat.unige.ch/?p=461 !!!!
Out now: LIVEWHAT Synthesis of Findings
Read our Handbook of Good Practices
Check out our Wikisite on Alternative Solidarity Practices here: http://www.livewhat.unige.ch/?incsub_wiki=livewhat-hubs
Our Special Issue is now out with P&P! Citizens’ Responses to the Economic Crisis: http://bit.ly/1UsfsSF
Our data features in The Economist on how Europeans view each other: http://econ.st/1UMEnBe
New paper in European Journal of Political Research using our unique WP4 survey data
Check out our NEW article ”Path dependency and convergence of three worlds of welfare policy during the Great Recession: UK, Germany and Sweden”
LIVEWHAT Final Conference
Thursday, 24 November 2016 — SAVE THE DATE!!
Flagey (Studio 5), Rue du Belvédère 27, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels
This is a public event. No registration required.
Download the Conference program
LIVEWHAT Seventh Consortium Meeting
November 2016, BRUSSELS
LIVEWHAT Sixth Consortium Meeting
May 2016, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
LIVEWHAT Fifth Consortium Meeting
December 2015, SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE
October 2015, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
LIVEWHAT SUMMER SCHOOL
July 2015, FLORENCE
LIVEWHAT Fourth Consortium Meeting
April 2015, UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
LIVEWHAT Third Consortium Meeting
November 2014, SCIENCES PO
LIVEWHAT Researchers at the ECPR General Conference 2014
LIVEWHAT Second Consortium Meeting
September 2014, GLASGOW
LIVEWHAT First Consortium Meeting
March 2014, AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
LIVEWHAT Kick-off Meeting
December 2013, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
LATEST PROJECT OUTPUTS
CHECK OUT the LIVEWHAT Brochure (en). Read the brochure in other languages here. GET HOLD of LIVEWHAT’s outputs, reports, publications, policy briefs and articles here. READ ABOUT our researchers’ work and our advisors’ profiles here.
New 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.
New 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
New article: “Direct Social Actions and Economic Crises -The Relationship between Forms of Action and Socio-Economic Context in Italy“
Two articles on crises and policy responses are available on the Outputs Section, here.
A new report on austerity in Europe is out!
Download it here: Austerity Measures Across Europe
Check out our policy briefs
Our fifth newsletter is here!
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SUGGESTIONS: If you have any suggestions of research projects or new publications, please let us know by sending us a note here.