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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

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

Conclusion: Euroscepticism and European (dis)integration in the age of Brexit

LERUTH, B., Usherwood, S. & Startin, N., 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism. Routledge, p. 468-477 10 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookOther chapter contribution

1 Citations (Scopus)

Democratic Forums and Welfare State Attitudes

Taylor-Gooby, P. & LERUTH, B., 15 May 2018, Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare: Social Policy Directions in Uncertain Times. Taylor-Gooby, P. & Leruth, B. (eds.). Cham - Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 273-295 23 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

welfare state
cultural integration
social investment
investment policy

Does political discourse matter? Comparing party positions and public attitudes on immigration in England

LERUTH, B. & Taylor-Gooby, P., 7 Mar 2018, In : Politics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conservative party
national debt
Labour Party

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

Taylor-Gooby, P., LERUTH, B. & Chung, H., 12 Jan 2018, In : Policy & Politics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

labor market
welfare state