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  • 29 Mar 2022
    Torben Iversen, Philipp Rehm

    An introduction to “Big Data and the Welfare State”

    A central function of the state is to provide insurance against the vagaries of life and markets, such as accidents, ill health, old age, or unemployment. Collectively, these mandatory risk pooling arrangements are known as social insurance, or the welfare state. According to influential accounts in the literature, the welfare state exists because (social) insurance […]

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  • 4 Aug 2013
    A Victorian woman shelters a man from the sun.

    Dr Ben Griffin on the Politics of Gender

    Dr Ben Griffin, winner of the coveted Royal Historical Society Whitfield Prize, reveals why he challenged traditional assumptions about the struggle for women's rights in his book, 'The Politics of Gender in Victorian Britain'.

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