Recommended readings

All the participants are warmly invited to read all the following articles and chapters prior to the start of the SPS Summer Academy 2020.

  • Beckfield, Jason, 2013, The end of equality in Europe?, Current History 112:94‐99
  • Bernardi, Fabrizio & Ballarino, Gabriele, 2016, Education as the great equalizer: A theoretical framework. framework. in ibid. (eds.) Education, Occupation and Social Origin: A Comparative Analysis of the Transmission of Socio‐Economic Inequalities. Elgar.
  • Bernardi, Fabrizio, “La pericolosa curva grande Gatsby”, TED talk Pisa
  • Esping-Andersen, Gosta , 2002, Towards the Good Society Once Again, in: Esping‐Andersen, G., D. Gallie, A. Hemerijck and J. Myles (2002), Why We Need a New Welfare State, Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 1 (pp. 1‐25)
  • Habermas, Jürgen, 2013, The Future of Europe: Democracy or Capitalism? On the Abject Spectacle of a capitalistic World Society fragmented along national lines | Reset Dialogues on Civilizations | a venue for all tribes, response to Streeck, Reset DOC, 1 July 2013
  • Hemerijck, Anton, 2011, 21st Century Welfare Provision is More Than the ‘Social Insurance State’. A Reply to Paul Pierson, ZeSArbeitspapier, No. 03/2011
  • McLanahan, Sara, 2004, Diverging destinies? How children are faring under the second demographic transition?, Demography 41(4): 607-627
  • Pierson, Paul, 2011, The Welfare State over the Very Long Run, ZeSArbeitspapier, No. 02/2011
  • Sangiovanni, Andrea, 2013, Solidarity in the European Union’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33: 213‐41
  • Streeck, Wolfgang, 2014, Small-State Nostalgia? The Currency Union, Germany, and Europe: A Reply to Jürgen Habermas’, Constellations 21: 213‐21
  • Van Parijs, Philippe, 2019, Just Europe, 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Philosophy&Public Affairs no. 9999
  • Young, Michael, 2001, Down with the meritocracy, The Guardian 20 June 2001
  • Immergut, Ellen M., 2018, State Of the Union Address, Welfare State Futures, What Role for Solidarity?

The following readings are compulsory for the workshop on “Research Design”:

  • Buis, Maarten, 2012, The Composition of Family Background: The Influence of the Economic and Cultural Resources of both Parents on the Offspring’s Educational Attainment in the Netherlands between 1939 and 1991, European Sociological Review; 29 (2012), 3., pp. 593-602
  • Orloff, Ann Shola and Skocpol, Theda, 1984, Why Not Equal Protection? Explaining the Politics of Public Social Spending in Britain, 1900-1911, and the United States, 1880s-1920, American Sociological Review 49(6): 726-750
  • Shapiro, Ian, 2002, Problems, Methods, and Theories in the Study of Politics, or What’s Wrong With Political Science and What to Do About It,  Political Theory Vol. 30, No. 4, What Is Political Theory? Special Issue: Thirtieth Anniversary (Aug, 2002), pp. 596-619

The following readings are compulsory for the workshops on “Social stratification: gender, family, labour markets and mobility”:

  • England, Paula and Nancy Folbre , 2005,  Gender and Economic Sociology. Ch. 27 (p. 627-650), in Neil J. Smelser and Richard Swedberg, 2005, The Handbook of Economic Sociology (2nd edition). Princeton University Press.
  • Correll, Shelley J. and Cecilia L. Ridgeway, 2003, “Expectation States Theory.” (pp. 29-51) in the Handbook of Social Psychology, edited by John Delamater, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.
  • Correll, Shelley J. and Stephen Benard (2006). Biased estimators? Comparing status and statistical theories of gender discrimination, Advances in Group Processes 23, (pp. 89–116).

The following readings are compulsory for the “Political theory of EU solidarity” workshops only:

  • Aristotle (Carnes Lord Translation), Politics, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013, Book 1 (pp. 38-56); Book 2, Chapters I-II (pp. 57-58)
  • Raz, Joseph, The Authority of Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, Chapter 1, pp. 3-28
  • Rousseau, Jean Jacques, On the Social Contract, Book I (pp. 140-151); Book II, Chapters IV-VI (pp. 154-160)