Columns & Interviews

Dani Rodrik

Good And Bad Inequality

In the pantheon of economic theories, the tradeoff between equality and efficiency used to occupy an exalted position. The American economist Arthur Okun, whose classic work on the topic is called Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, believed … Read More

Markus Krajewski

Why TTIP Has To Be Rethought

The current debate about the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States concerns a number of contested areas, but the potential impact of a chapter on investment protection with … Read More

Mircea Geoana

Where Now For Romania’s Social Democrats?

On December 22nd Romania will celebrate two symbolic moments: the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and the inauguration of the new president, Klaus Werner Johannis. What a startling coincidence! An ethnic German from Transilvania, … Read More


Henning Meyer

Inequality And Work In The Second Machine Age

My latest publication entitled 'Inequality and Work in the Second Machine Age', which was published last week as SEJ Research Essay in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London and The Worker Institute at Cornell University, has made quite … Read More

Henning Meyer

After Rana Plaza: What The Brands Say

As part of our 'After Rana Plaza' project we also wrote to a number of brands and asked the following questions: Has your company met its contribution commitment to the ILO administered fund to help the Rana Plaza victims? If the answer to this … Read More

Hans Dubois

Access To Healthcare In Times Of Crisis

The crisis has had an important impact on hugely complex healthcare systems, interacting with, and sometimes dominated by, other major drivers of change. Maintaining access to healthcare has become a challenge for policymakers and care providers in … Read More

John Weeks

Why The Structural Deficit Does Not Exist

Deficit Politics A few days ago the Italian government objected to the way that putative technocrats at the European Commission calculated their country's "structural deficit". To all but the few familiar with the arcane intricacies of the … Read More

News & Events

Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

Debating EU Migration

Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford University) and Lisa Nandy MP discuss the issue of EU migration and what the real problems are. The event was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London Office and Compass. It was also the launch of the … Read More


After Rana Plaza: The Consumer View

Social Europe Journal editor Henning Meyer talks to consumers on London's street about the Rana Plaza collapse and what can be done to improve the situation of workers in the textile industry supply chain. There was a high degree of awareness amongst … Read More


After Rana Plaza: The Interviews

As part of the joint FES - SEJ "After Rana Plaza" project, we talked to local activists in Bangladesh about the situation after the disastrous building collapse. Our interview partners were: Roy Ramesh Chandra of the United Federation of Garment … Read More