Europe: "Stratification and the Welfare State" (Lecture)

  • Starts: 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Join us for a lecture by Jason Beckfield, Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at Harvard University.

Beckfield's research investigates the institutional causes and consequences of social inequality. His first book, tentatively titled Stratifying Europe: How Regional Integration Reshaped the Welfare State and Reversed the Egalitarian Turn, develops the argument that European integration has generated, diffused, and enforced new rules of the political-economic game. These new institutional arrangements have reconfigured European capitalism, and in turn have fundamentally altered the stratification structure of Western Europe.