Columns & Interviews

Robert Shiller

Creativity, Corporatism, And Crowds

Economic growth, as we learned long ago from the works of economists like MIT’s Robert M. Solow, is largely driven by learning and innovation, not just saving and the accumulation of capital. Ultimately, economic progress depends on creativity. That … Read More

Carlo Bordoni

Cosmopolitanism And Migration

Cosmopolitanism is a requisite to become citizens of the world, albeit a globalised world, with no borders or, at least, with permeable borders. Crossing over borders to look for a job or a better life, forces you to exit from a limited perspective, … Read More


Henning Meyer

A Sovereign Wealth Fund For The Eurozone?

Social Europe Journal has just published its latest Research Essay "Public Capital in the 21st Century" by Giacomo Corneo. The main argument of the paper is that the state should become a kind of investment state in order to make sure that high … Read More

John Hurley

Labour Mobility Within The EU: The Real Picture

General and labour mobility across borders within the EU decreased sharply during the immediate crisis period in 2008–2010. There is consistent evidence of a rebound in mobility since 2011, but mobility rates remain lower than before the crisis. In … Read More

Simon Wren-Lewis

Getting The Germany Argument Right

As the Eurozone experiences a prolonged demand-deficient recession, and given Germany’s pivotal role in making that happen, it is important to get the argument against current German policy right. It seems to me there are two wrong directions to take … Read More

News & Events


After Rana Plaza: The Consumer View

Social Europe Journal editor Henning Meyer talks to consumers on London's street about the Rana Plaza collapse and what can be done to improve the situation of workers in the textile industry supply chain. There was a high degree of awareness amongst … Read More


After Rana Plaza: The Interviews

As part of the joint FES - SEJ "After Rana Plaza" project, we talked to local activists in Bangladesh about the situation after the disastrous building collapse. Our interview partners were: Roy Ramesh Chandra of the United Federation of Garment … Read More


The Politics Of Climate Change 2014

Professor Lord Giddens published The Politics of Climate Change in 2007 and is currently preparing a new edition for publication in 2015. In this lecture recorded at the London School of Economics and Political Science in October 2014, he consider … Read More