MatchPoints 2018: The Welfare State: New solutions to Old Problems?

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Gert Tinggaard Svendsen - Arrangør

Organizer of workshop at MatchPoints 2018

Solidarity and Social Cohesion
Trust and Absence of Corruption
Thursday 24 May at 13.15-14.45

The Nordic countries enjoy the highest levels of trust in the world today. In Denmark, for example, more than three out of four people surveyed confirmed that “most other people” could indeed be trusted. In fact, ‘Getting to Denmark’ has lately become a metaphoric catch phrase for the long-term goal of building well-functioning, uncorrupted and rich states. Denmark has been used as a paradigm for countries with high levels of trust in combination with low levels of corruption. Similar results have been found in the other Nordic countries. Yet, it is a great puzzle how states reach this stage and international comparisons are needed. Thus, this workshop will in particular explore the link between the welfare state, trust and absence of corruption, also from a comparative perspective.

Workshop participants:

Mette Frisk Jensen, Director, PhD,
How Denmark got to be Denmark - establishing rule of law and curbing corruption in Denmark 1660-1900.

Francisco Herreros, professor, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain:
Is it corruption, equality or state efficacy? An enquiry into the roots of trust and distrust.

Peter Graeff, Professor, Kiel University, Germany
Social capital in Germany: Mechanisms of trust and deviance

Natalia Letki, Associate Professor, The Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw
Trust and corruption in Eastern Europe: An ambiguous relationship

The workshop is organized by Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, e-mail: , Tel: +45 8716 5693
24 maj 2018


KonferenceMatchPoints 2018: The Welfare State: New solutions to Old Problems?


  • Welfare state, Trust, Corruption

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