The journal "" ( was founded in 2016 in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy, and Social Work of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and has its editorial offices there. It appears online twice yearly and includes contributions in German, English, French, or Italian. "" is a scholarly journal concerned with all areas of social policy and the welfare state. It strives to be a go-between linking academia and practice. Thus it is aimed at both scholars and all those actively practicing in the area. The journal should facilitate academic discourse about developments and concepts in social policy – in the widest sense of that term – in Switzerland, in other countries, and in international comparison. The journal publishes quantitative, qualitative, and comparative research on social policy, as well as theoretical pieces. In addition to academic articles, the journal can also publish shorter pieces (reviews of significant books and brief research notes). To achieve a high quality in the articles, all submissions will be put through a peer review process.

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Université de Fribourg

Der Weg zur Suffizienz : Eine qualitative Studie über suffizient orientierte Lebensführungen in der Schweiz

Ackermann, Ronja ; Grunder, Carima ; Reisinger, Tina

In:, 2016, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Forum: 2.2

Der vorliegende Beitrag stützt sich auf die Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Forschungs-arbeit über suffizient orientierte Lebensführungen in der Schweiz. Diese wurde im Rahmen eines zweijährigen Forschungspraktikums des Studienbereichs Soziologie, Sozialarbeit und Sozialpolitik der Universität Fribourg als Bachelorarbeit geschrie-ben. Die Studie befasst sich mit suffizient orientierten...

Université de Fribourg

Gesucht – Gefunden : Vergemeinschaftungs- und Reproduktionsleistungen jüdischer Heiratsvermittler*innen

Affentranger, Sarah

In:, 2020, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Forum:1.1

Jewish matchmaker play an important role in the traditional search for a partner. They can be positioned analytically between the individual, religion and the state, and their work has an impact at both the micro and macro levels. This article examines how Jewish matchmakers contribute to maintaining the transnational community of the Jewish diaspora network. It is shown that Jewish matchmaking...

Université de Fribourg

Leaving peace for war : An exploratory study of Swiss men’s trajectories toward engagement in Arab conflicts

Ajil, Ahmed

In:, 2019, vol. 2, no. 3, p. Article: 2.3

While the issue of foreign fighting has been very present in Swiss public discourse in recent years, little is known about the actual trajectories of young men who engage in this particular form of political violence. Based primarily on face-to-face in-depth interviews with four Swiss male nationals who travelled to conflict zones in the Arab World, the present analysis offers insights into the...

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Arbeitszeitentwicklungen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz

Arlinghaus, Anna ; Gärtner, Johannes ; Rabstein, Sylvia ; Schief, Sebastian ; Vetter, Céline

In:, 2018, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Article: 2.1

Editorial des Schwerpunktheftes "Arbeitszeitentwicklungen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz

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Dauernachtarbeit : Eine Sichtung des vorhandenen Wissenstandes mit Thesen, Empfehlungen & Forschungsfragen

Arlinghaus, Anna ; Gärtner, Johannes ; Rabstein, Sylvia ; Schief, Sebastian ; Vetter, Céline

In:, 2016, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Article: 2.4

Im Falle der Dauernachtarbeit, also einer dauerhaften Schichtarbeit bei Nacht, ste-hen begründete Befürchtungen erheblicher Nachteile anderen Sichtweisen gegen-über. Dieser Artikel beruht auf einer umfassenden Literatursuche und einer breiten Diskussion in der Arbeitszeitgesellschaft. Es werden von Expertinnen und Experten konsensual abgestimmte Thesen zu der Wirkung von Dauernachtarbeit sowie...

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Editorial : Vielfalt der Arbeitszeiten

Arlinghaus, Anna ; Gärtner, Johanna ; Rabstein, Sylvia ; Schief, Sebastian ; Vetter, Céline

In:, 2016, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Artikel: 2.1

Editorial zum Schwerpunktheft "Vielfalt der Arbeitszeiten"

Université de Fribourg

The Promise of Decent Care and the Problem of Poor Working Conditions : Double Movements Around Live-In Care In Austria

Aulenbacher, Brigitte ; Leiblfinger, Michael ; Prieler, Veronika

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 5, p. Article: 2.5

Over the last decades, the marketization of live-in care for the elderly in Austria has been accompanied by new forms of regulation and the contestation surrounding this type of care provision. The article analyzes this process as a Polanyian double movement – the movement of a market-driven provision of care and organization of care work, and countermovements seeking protection from its...

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Permanent Night Work in Germany

Brauner, Corinna ; Müller, Grit ; Wöhrmann, Anne M

In:, 2018, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Article: 2.2

Research on night work focuses almost solely on night work as part of rotating shift schedules. Thus, little is known about permanent night workers, their working conditions and health. The aim of this study is to give insight on characteristics of permanent night workers, their health status and their work–life balance. Data from the BAuA-Working Time Survey 2015 were used and 189 employees in...

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Cambodian Labour in Chinese-Owned Enterprises in Sihanoukville : An Insight into the Living and Working Conditions of Cambodian Labourers in the Construction, Casino and Manufacturing Sectors

Buckley, Joe ; Eckerlein, Christian

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Forum: 2.2

China is by far Cambodia’s largest foreign investor. These investments are said to have had a huge impact on Cambodia’s economic, political, cultural, and physical landscape. Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s largest coastal city, has seen particularly massive inflows of Chinese investment, especially in the casino, construction and manufacturing sectors. Based on semi-structured interviews, this...