solidarity


COVID-19: Spur or restraint to citizen engagement?

Initially the COVID-19 crisis appeared to put a halt to street protests and other forms of citizen engagement in Europe. But the pandemic has also increased the value of solidarity, motivating involvement on behalf of people at risk. EUI research fellow Ioana-Elena Oana and colleagues have explored the ways in which perceived threats and ideological predispositions have shaped how and when people mobilise.

Who should pay for the COVID-19 crisis? Learning from war-time experiences

Progressive taxes could be one positive outcome of Covid-19, as people demand fiscal fairness following a crisis. SPS researcher Jakob Frizell explores the parallels with war-time fiscal politics and the constraints on governments today to meet such demands. Taxing the rich, he concludes, is still the wise choice.

Corona Solidarity

Survey data collected by YouGov in April 2020 indicate that, in this time of pandemic, Europeans are favourable to policies that support solidarity across the Union. Read the analysis by political scientists Björn Bremer and Philipp Genschel.

Don’t blame the voter (too much)

In an analysis of survey data from YouGov 2018, political scientist Philipp Genschel argues that voters are neither intrinsically nor intransigently nationalistic, and could be led towards supporting pro-solidarity policy.