Solidarity in times of crisis
Socio-economic change and political orientations in Austria and Hungary
is a joint research project of
The recent economic crisis has severely affected the living and working conditions of citizens all over Europe, leading to high levels of insecurity and declining trust in public institutions. The project aims at investigating the impact of the intensified socio-economic change following the recent economic crisis on political orientations. How did working and living conditions changed after the crisis? How do individuals perceive changes in society in recent years? How do those changes affect individual perceptions, social cohesion and political orientations?
The project focuses on the symbolic struggles between different formations of solidarity. It is assumed that solidarity, social cohesion and the question who should be supported are dynamic configurations with a continuous struggle over the boundaries of the solidarity community.
The project focuses on Austria and Hungary, which provide the unique opportunity to investigate two countries with similar political developments, yet affected by the crisis very differently. Using methodological triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data, SOCRIS will provide a deeper understanding of the complex relationships between societal change and political subjectivity.
Duration: October 2016 and September 2019
Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, I 2698-G27), and
National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIA, ANN_2016/1, 120360)
28 February, 2019
Carina Altreiter, Saskja Schindler, Jörg Flecker:
Formations of solidarity in Austria. Between nationalism and universalism.
Call for special stream
The project team is organising a special stream for the International Labour Process Conference 2019 held in Vienna. The title of the conference is
Fragmentations and Solidarities.
Date: 24–26 April 2019.
Download the call here
Jörg, Flecker – Gudrun, Hentges – Grajczjár, István – Carina, Altreiter – Saskja, Schindler (2019)
WSI-MITTEILUNGEN 18:3 pp. 212-219. Paper: 8, 8 p., 2019,
Grajczjár, István – Nagy, Zsófia – Örkény, Antal (2019)
INTERSECTIONS: EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS 5(1): 118-142., 24 p., 2019