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Special Issue: Subjective Insecurity and the Role of Institutions

Chung, Heejung and Mau, Steffen, eds. (2014) Special Issue: Subjective Insecurity and the Role of Institutions. Journal of European Social Policy, 24 (4). pp. 303-402. ISSN 0958-9287. (KAR id:43006)

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The issue of social insecurity is high on the public and scientific agenda. Most research, however, looks at

objective forms of insecurity like growing labour market volatilities or atypical employment. Less has been

done with regard to the way people perceive these changes and the role of institutions therein. While recent

studies have highlighted the relatively weak role of institutions in explaining different levels of subjective

insecurity, they were limited in their understanding in the institutions–security interplay. This special issue

aims to understand how institutions generate and moderate the outcomes of subjective insecurity, as well

as to overcome some of the methodological limitations of previous studies. The introduction provides

a state-of-the-art literature review and unfolds the research question addressed in the special issue. It

concludes with some thoughts for future research in the field of social insecurity and institutions.

Item Type: Edited Journal
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Heejung Chung
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 08:43 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 03:15 UTC
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