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Introduction to Special Issue: Subjective Insecurity and the Role of Institutions

Chung, Heejung, Mau, Steffen (2014) Introduction to Special Issue: Subjective Insecurity and the Role of Institutions. Journal of European Social Policy, 24 (4). pp. 303-318. ISSN 0958-9287. (doi:10.1177/0958928714538214) (KAR id:59326)

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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: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0958928714538214
Uncontrolled keywords: Employment insecurity; institutions; introduction; literature review; subjective insecurity; theoretical framework
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: 01 Dec 2016 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 16:25 UTC
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