The Centre for Welfare State Research (CWSR) was established in 2005 in cooperation between the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark. The aim of the Centre is to deepen and coordinate welfare state research at the University of Southern Denmark.
The Centre is truly interdisciplinary in that it includes political scientists, economists, historians, researchers of literature, and sociologists. The research areas of the centre include the normative foundation of the welfare state, its development in a comparative and historical perspective, responses of the welfare state to external challenges, and the impact of welfare state on individuals. The Centre is active academically in several international projects and networks, and also contributes to public and political debate domestically.
CWSR focuses on four main research areas: