The Nordforsk Program on Welfare and the two Nordic Centres of Excellence:The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges (NordWel) and
Re-Assessing the Nordic Welfare Model (REASSESS)
Call for papers:
Joint NordWel and Re-Assess International Summer School 2010
State, Society & Citizen - Cross- and Multi-disciplinary
Perspectives on Welfare State Development
Odense, 15-20 August 2010
NCoE NordWel and NCoE REASSESS in cooperation with the Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark, organize an international summer school in Odense, 15-20 August 2010.
Welfare states can be studied from a number of theoretical and methodological approaches, with various chronological perspectives and with a focus on different empirical phenomena. The aim of the summer school is to stimulate discussions across disciplines and thereby foster innovative cross-disciplinary and multi-perspective research. To this purpose the Summer School brings together Ph.D. students and well-established scholars in scientific exchanges.
Distinguished international scholars lecture in thematic sessions on: Religion & the Welfare State, Immigration & the Welfare State, The Service Sector in the Welfare State, as well as Agency & Welfare State Development.
The list of senior scholars, who have confirmed their participation, includes Bernhard Ebbinghaus (University of Mannheim), Bruno Palier (Sciences Po, Paris), Christoph Conrad (University of Geneva), Gerhard Ritter (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Gøsta Esping-Andersen (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Julia Lynch (University of Pennsylvania), Joakim Palme (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm & Uppsala University), Marta Szebehely (Stockholm University), Noel Whiteside (University of Warwick), Olli Kangas (Kela, Helsinki), Philip Manow (University of Konstanz), Wim van Oorschot (Tilburg University), Bjørn Hvinden (Nova, Oslo), Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), Pirjo Markkola (Jyväskylä University), Cathie Jo Martin (Boston University), Christine Trampusch (Universität Bern) as well as Patrick Emmenegger, Klaus Petersen and Jon Kvist (all University of Southern Denmark, Odense).
We invite Ph.D. students from different disciplinary backgrounds both within and outside the Nordic countries to participate in discussing the development of the welfare state, its preconditions, present status and how we ought to study it. Ph.D. Students present their papers in parallel sessions and get feedback from senior scholars and junior colleagues.
We welcome paper proposals by Ph.D. students on the themes of the thematic sessions as well as on welfare and the welfare state more generally. Papers are selected on basis of their quality. Papers can be written from a broad historical or contemporary perspective and from disciplines such as sociology, history, social policy, political science, and political philosophy.
The Course fee is 100 Euros. Accommodation is financed by NCoE NordWel and NCoE REASSESS. It is possible to apply for a travel grant after confirmation of acceptance.
How to apply
Ph.D. students interested in participating in the summer school should send an abstract (½ page) for a paper proposal and a short biography (including list of publications) by email no later than 1 February 2010 to coordinator Tina Drejer: email@example.com.
For inquiries, please contact the organizing committee:
Assistant professor Patrick Emmenegger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Jon Kvist: email@example.com
Professor Klaus Petersen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Welfare State Research
University of Southern Denmark
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