Rise of secularism overplayed

Despite theories predicting its marginalisation, religion remains a significant force around the globe, according to Professor Martin Riesebrodt

A Day of Reflection on the politics of Piero Malvestiti

On 29 November the Historical Archives of the European Union in collaboration with the Istituto Sturzo in Rome and the Department of History and Civilisation held a day of reflection on the European and Italian politics of Piero Malvestiti

Max Weber applications reach record high

The Max Weber Programme received a record number of applications this year, with 1277 researchers applying for the 42 fellowships starting next September

The politics of taxation

Tax economists should engage with existing policy debates rather than trying to infer public preferences from existing policy, according to Charlie Brendon, Max Weber Fellow at the EUI

Women’s bodies: covered or exposed

Are the choices made by women in pursuit of fashion any freer than those made by women who cover for religious purposes? According to Professor Leora Auslander of the University of Chicago, the underlying motives may not be as transparent as they first appear

People not pensions

“Too often social science studies pensions. But a pension is only one of a multiplicity of resources older people have.” says Professor Rose Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies