Stefan Svallfors is professor in Sociology (2000-) and Baltic Scholar (2010-2016) at Umeå University. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His research field is the comparative study of attitudes and values and their links to social structure and institutions. He is involved in several major attitude research programs: the International Social Survey Program, the European Social Survey, and the Swedish Welfare State Surveys. His current research mainly concerns attitudes to welfare policies and redistribution in Western countries. In 2011 he was Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute. His latest book is "Contested Welfare States. Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond" (forthcoming at Stanford University Press, 2012).
Keywords: welfare state; class; attitudes; comparative; institutions; stratification; politics; policy
Nyckelord: välfärdsstat; klass; attityder; jämförande; institutioner; stratifiering; politik
Ongoing research projects:
The Political Sociology of the Welfare State.
|The Moral Economy|
Class and Attitudes
in Comparative Perspective.
Life Chances and
Social Mobility in
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