Moira Nelson

Moira Nelson

Senior lecturer

Personal profile


Main research areas

  • Social policy
  • Comparative politics

Current research

My research examines the determinants and consequences of social policies. A current research agenda on the determinants of social policies focuses on the relationship between voters and governments and seeks to isolate the vote-seeking incentives of governments to expand or retrench the welfare state. Other research examines the employment consequences of various social policies in order to explore the question of how to combine social equality and economic growth as harmoniously as possible in the current socio-economic environment.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science

Free keywords

  • LSSMC: Qualitative Methods Lab
  • LSSMC: Computational Social Sciences


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