Measuring the global dynamics of social policy and cross-national interdependencies. Co-creating the Global Welfare State Information System
Project A01 is the central hub of project area A and pursues two aims.
The first aim is to work on the research question of how the dynamics of social policy, cross-national interdependencies and the relationships between these dynamics and interdependencies can best be measured and represented by data.
The second aim is to construct a comprehensive interactive, web-based information system on global dynamics of social policy: the Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS).
WeSIS comprises three data components:
- welfare state indicators
- indicators on country-specific characteristics
- indicators on the interdependence between countries and between countries and international organisations.
In order to achieve both aims, political science, interdisciplinary teams of political scientists, geographers and computer scientists and a variety of user groups will be testing and implementing in "co-creation" new possibilities for analysis, interaction and visualisation.