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News / 03 May, 2016

How many refugees can the Swedish welfare state handle?

The past year the influx of refugees has been the topic of many discussions. How will these newcomers affect the people who already live in Sweden? How will they affect the economy, the labour market, the values, the welfare state? Will Kymlicka, rese...

Publications / 01 March, 2016

The Phenomenology of Specialization of Criminal Suspects

Abstract A criminal career can be either general, with the criminal committing different types of crimes, or specialized, with the criminal committing a specific type of crime. A central problem in the study of crime specialization is to determine, fr...

News / 14 January, 2016

How politically biased are you? New test on political biases

To what extent do you allow your political views influence your perception of reality? Do you trust facts regardless of whether they support your opinions or not? We may believe that we are impartial, neutral, but research shows that our political vi...

Research / 11 January, 2016

Policy professionals in the welfare state

We analyse a group that we denote as ”policy professionals” They are people employed by different organizations in order to affect policy and politics – rather than elected to office. It is a group that has grown in numbers and importance. The policy...

News / 17 December, 2015

Using big data to achieve better public health - new project

How can we in a systematic way understand what is causing better health in people? And how can we most efficiently use the resources of the public sector to turn around the development towards greater differences in health? Thanks to a grand from Vinnova, the Institute for Futures Studies will participate in a project using big data to achieve better public health.