CCWS

CCWS - CentrE for Comparative Welfare Studies

Established in 1995, the Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies (CCWS) is a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to comparative social policy and welfare research at the Department of Political Science, Aalborg University. With policy-analysis as its pivotal point, CCWS has solid academic foundations in the multidisciplinary and comparatively oriented ‘Social Policy’ tradition, which originally stems from the London School of Economics. In line with this tradition, the research centre deals with citizenship, welfare models/regimes and the changes and challenges facing the welfare state. The Centre is committed to theoretical and empirical research that applies a cross-national comparative perspective.

CCWS is working to attain and maintain the position as a leading centre of knowledge in the field of social policy both nationally and internationally. Via active involvement in national debates, we aim to share our research and expertise regarding welfare and social policy with policy-makers and the public. You can follow our national contributions on www.facebook.com/ccwsdenmark (see also media clip). Internationally we are involved in leading academic networks and conduct research with partners around the world.

CCWS has a broad profile but currently has a number of cutting edge research projects within the following areas:

  • Welfare systems, gender,  family and politics

  • Welfare systems and senior citizens

  • Welfare systems, opinion formation, trust and happiness

  • Welfare systems, citizenship and ethnic diversity

  • Welfare systems, economic globalization, economic inequality and labour market marginalization

  • Welfare systems and new modes of governance

  • The development of welfare states in East Asia

Head of Research is professor Jørgen Goul Andersen