Values in the welfare state. Reconstruction of legitimation bases of modern welfare state
Financing: Own project.
Project management and management: Prof. Dr. Michael Opielka
Publications: Michael Opielka, Culture versus Religion? Sociological analyzes of modern value conflicts, Bielefeld: transcript 2007; Michael Opielka and Birgit Pfau-Effinger (eds.), Culture and Welfare State. Values and Social Policy in Comparative Perspective, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2008, 89-114; The results of this study are summarized in the following sections: Wim van Oorschot, Michael Opielka, Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Birgit van Effinger (eds.), Culture and Welfare State. Values and Social Policy in Comparative Perspective, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2008, 1-26; Michael Opielka, Justice and Guarantee. The Foundations of Green Social Policy, in: Peter Siller / Gerhard Pitz (eds.), Politik der Gerechtigkeit. On the Practical Orientation of a Fought Idea, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2009, 101-120; Michael Opielka, What future does the social state have? A forecast, Berlin / Freiburg: German Association / Lambertus 2017; Michael Opielka, values in the welfare state. Sociological analysis of political culture, Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2017 (i.E.); Michael Opielka, community in company. Sociology according to Hegel and Parsons, 3rd ed., Wiesbaden: Springer VS (in preparation)
This is a basic project of the ISÖ – Institute for Social Ecology, which the managing director successfully defended as a habilitation thesis at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the University of Hamburg (Venia: Sociology) in February 2008. With this project the attempt was undertaken, which in the work “community in society. Sociology according to Hegel and Parsons “(2nd ed., VS Verlag 2006) developed holistic social theory in the domain of value formation in modern societies. Last but not least, the research work should help to fund the socio-political innovation discourses (basic income, education, voluntary commitment, etc.), which have been launched by the ISÖ since 1987.