Archive 2018

14.11.2018 Workshop

The Global History of the New Deal

Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel (Universität Maastricht)
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Organiser
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Organisation
Cooperation

The historian Kiran Klaus Patel from the University of Maastricht presents his current book "The New Deal. A Global History". In preparation, the participants read parts of the book to discuss them with Kiran Klaus Patel in the workshop. The passages to be discussed and the guiding questions will be communicated in advance.

Registration: The number of places in this workshop are restricted. Please register by sending a short email to Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels at dgr@uni-bremen.de.

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Organiser

Western countries have long struggled to achieve a successful social and economic integration of immigrants. This challenge has further increased against the backdrop of recent immigration trends. In this context, labor market integration is a pivotal stepping-stone that grants opportunities for immigrants and their families allowing them to take part in the social and economic life of their host country. Flavia's presentation will provide an overview over which policies are most promising in enabling immigrants’ labor market access, based on her research at, inter alia, the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) in Lausanne.

Auer, Daniel; Bonoli, Giuliano; Fossati, Flavia and Liechti, Fabienne (forthcoming) "The matching hierarchies model: Evidence from a survey experiment on employers’ hiring intent regarding immigrant applicants", International Migration Review https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318764872.

Liechti, Fabienne, Fossati, Flavia, Bonoli, Giuliano and Auer, Daniel (2017) "The signalling value of labour market programs", European Sociological Review, 33 (2): 257-274, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcw061.

25.10.2018 - 26.10.2018 Conference

International Conference on Global Dynamics of Social Policy

Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Place
ATLANTIC Hotel Universum
Wiener Straße 4
28359 Bremen
Time
9 a.m.

Social policy aims at protecting social rights and creating social security. In addition to the market and familial support networks, social policy is a key producer of welfare. However, welfare state research – at least in the context of advanced democracies – usually understands social policy as a matter for the nation state and explains its development almost exclusively in the context of domestic conditions and processes. Therefore, there is often a lack of systematic consideration of external influences on national social policies. Examples of external influences include the role of international organizations (e.g. ILO, WHO), or interdependencies between states and societies, such as cross-border information exchange (e.g. policy learning), migration, trade relations or violent conflicts.

In accordance with the central aim of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC), the main theme of the conference revolves around explaining the global dynamics of social policy from the last quarter of the 19th century to the present day. Participants seek to address how the interplay between domestic factors and inter-/transnational interdependencies has shaped the development of social policy.

We distinguish between two types of international interdependencies that may trigger the development of social policy across countries: (1) Horizontal interdependencies refer to cross-national interdependencies such as (de-)colonization, war, trade relations, capital movements, migration flows and transnational communication. (2) Vertical interdependencies denote relations between states and international organisations.

Since national policy-makers need to address these international influences, the thematic focus of the conference is on the interplay of national socio-economic and political frameworks with international interdependencies in order to explain the development of social policy in global and historical perspective.

More details can be found at the conference website.

The detailed conference programme.

Contact:
Judith M. Ebeling, E-Mail: socialpolicydynamics@uni-bremen.de

24.10.2018 Lecture

Labor Market Institutions and the Future of Work: Good Jobs for All?

Prof. Dr. Werner Eichhorst
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Semester
WiSe 2018/19

Work and employment around the globe change continuously, but there are potentially more rapid and fundamental transformations ahead as new technologies can have major impact on what jobs will exist in the future, how people will work and how the global division of labor will evolve. This contribution tries to assess the current outlook into the foreseeable future and highlights the importance of labor market institutions that can effectively influence the future of work. This employment chapter of the 2018 International Panel on Social Progress report “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century” addresses the need to reform and update labor market regulation, social protection and active labor market policies as well as the education systems.

Short Biography
Werner Eichhorst studied sociology, political science, psychology and public policy and administration at the universities of Tuebingen and Konstanz where he graduated as Diplom-Verwaltungswissenschaftler in 1995. From 1996 to 1999 he was doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. In fall 1998 he received his doctoral degree from the University of Konstanz. From 1999 to 2004 he was project director at the Bertelsmann Foundation, a private think tank in Germany. After working with the Institute for Employment Research, IAB, from 2004 to 2005, he joined IZA as Research Associate in July 2005, became Senior Research Associate in February 2006, Deputy Director of Labor Policy in April 2007 and Director of Labor Policy Europe in January 2014, Coordinator of Labor Market and Social Policy in Europa in January 2017. Since November 2017 he is Honorary Professor at Bremen University, affiliated with the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy SOCIUM. His main research area is the comparative analysis of labor market institutions and performance as well as the political economy of labor market reform strategies. He also specializes in different aspects of the future of labor. At IZA he takes care of international and European policy-oriented research activities, addressing in particular EU level employment policies.

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.2210
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Organiser
Teilprojekt A05: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

Camilla Addey from Columbia University will give a workshop on doing research on the involvement of the private sector in International Large-Scale Assessments.

 

05.07.2018 Lecture and Discussion

Learning from global history! "King Cotton" as a Model - New Approaches to Social Policy Research

Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier; Dr. Dieter Wolf (SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen)
Place
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3390
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Organiser
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person
Dr. Dieter Wolf (SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen)

"King Cotton" is a gripping narrative of the history of the global marketing and industrialisation of cotton and an alternative explanation for the phenomenon of global capitalism. But the book offers possibilities to think beyond the narrow focus of the topic.

Some of these possibilities with regard to the "other side" of capitalism, the (often missing or inadequate) social policy and the welfare state will be presented and discussed in this event.

Place
Unicom
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Organiser

What were the consequences of the Arab Spring and the subsequent regime changes for Tunisia's and Egypt's social policy? What are the similarities and differences between the two countries? InIIS Managing Director Dr. Roy Karadag will address these questions in a lecture at the InIIS BIGSSS Colloquium.