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Benjamin Leruth is an Assistant Professor in Public Administration specializing in comparative European politics and public policy. Prior to joining the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, he worked as a Research Associate at the University of Kent and as a Teaching Fellow in French and European Politics at the University of Bath. He also held a visiting fellowship at the ARENA Centre for European Studies (University of Oslo). He holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, a LL.M. in European Law from the University of Kent and a BA in Political Science from the University of Namur.

Benjamin Leruth is currently working on various forward-looking projects relating to the future of public policy and European integration. For example, he is the co-founder and co-director of the UACES-funded Collaborative Research Network on “Differentiated Integration in the European Union after Brexit”. He is also finalising a series of individual and co-authored publications examining attitudes towards the future of the welfare state and social/public policy across Europe.

He is the co-author and co-editor of various books, such as Differentiated Integration in the European Union (Routledge, 2015); Euroscepticism as a Transnational and pan-European Phenomenon (Routledge, 2017); After Austerity (Oxford University Press, 2017); and the Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism (Routledge, 2018). 

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Research Output 2015 2019

Exploring Differentiated Disintegration in a Post-Brexit European Union

LERUTH, B., Ganzle, S. & Trondal, J., 22 May 2019, In : Journal of Common Market Studies. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organization and Institution
European integration
European Commission
European Union
2 Citations (Scopus)

Identifying attitudes to welfare through deliberative forums: the emergence of reluctant individualism

Taylor-Gooby, P., LERUTH, B. & Chung, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Policy & Politics. 47, 1, p. 97-114 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

labor market
welfare state
2 Citations (Scopus)

Moral economies of the welfare state: A qualitative comparative study

Taylor-Gooby, P., Hvinden, B., Mau, S., Leruth, B., Schoyen, M. A. & Gyory, A., 1 May 2019, In : Acta Sociologica (United Kingdom). 62, 2, p. 119-134 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

welfare state
moral philosophy

Regimes, Social Risks and the Welfare Mix: Unpacking Attitudes to Pensions and Childcare in Germany and the UK Through Deliberative Forums

Taylor-Gooby, P., Heuer, J-O., Chung, H., LERUTH, B., Mau, S. & Zimmermann, K., 9 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Social Policy. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
child care
1 Citation (Scopus)

Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare: Social Policy Directions in Uncertain Times

LERUTH, B. (ed.) & Taylor-Gooby, P. (ed.), 14 Jun 2018, Palgrave. 317 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

welfare state
social investment
social issue