COVID-19 BLOG

Public Opinion, Pandemic Infection and Policymaking: The COVID-19 Story of Liberty and Death

CRC member Nate Breznau takes a look at how media sentiment has influenced public behaviour over time and by how far there was a correlation with infection rates.

Mehr lesen // 18.06.2021

Photo: Adobe Stock/zimmytws
Photo: Adobe Stock/zimmytws

Award for outstanding PhD supervision

Prof. Dr. Heiko Pleines
Prof. Dr. Heiko Pleines
CRC 1342 project director Heiko Pleines has received an award from the University of Bremen for his outstanding supervision of doctoral students. Out of 59 nominees, he received the first prize in the humanities and social sciences category. In addition to Pleines, Andreas Breiter and Klaus Schlichte were also nominated as representatives of the CRC 1342. The prize is endowed with 4,000 euros, which will be used to support future doctoral students.

Read more // 15.07.2021

CRC project shares research data

The B06 team has published much of its research data on the online platform "Discuss Data". This makes it permanently accessible and usable for the public.

Read more // 08.07.2021

Gulnaz Isabekova defends her dissertation successfully

As a PhD student in project B06, she researched how the interaction between international development organisations, governments and civil society influences the sustainability of aid programmes in the health sector.

Read more // 01.07.2021

"I get the chance to practice and advance my knowledge"

Bengüsu Abacıoğlu has researched and processed bilateral social security agreements as a student assistant of TP A04. She is now writing a paper on this topic for the CRC's technical paper series.

Read more // 17.06.2021

Bengüsu Abacıoğlu
Bengüsu Abacıoğlu

Early social policy in the Conosur: of path dependencies, highly mobile people and the law of the chair

Delia González de Reufels and Simon Gerards Iglesias talk about the results of project B02, how they dealt with pandemic-related constraints and what is particularly appealing about the cooperation between history and political science.

Read more // 07.06.2021

Simon Gerards Iglesias, Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels
Simon Gerards Iglesias, Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels

Cross-Border Welfare Markets with Karen Shire

Shire met with CRC members and guests to present her new co-edited book “The Dynamics of Welfare Markets” and to discuss in detail the challenges in regulating cross-border labour in home-based domestic and care services.

Read more // 04.06.2021

Social Protection in Africa: the agency of agencies’ agents

Our Mercator Fellow Stephen Devereux is investigating the role of international donor organisations in the spread of social protection programmes in Africa. Having published a working paper with our CRC 1342 on this topic, he is currently writing a paper with our member Anna Wolkenhauer.

Read more // 19.05.2021

Dr. Stephen Devereux, Anna Wolkenhauer, PhD
Dr. Stephen Devereux, Anna Wolkenhauer, PhD

Advisory board provides important feedback

The scientific advisory board met with the CRC 1342 board of directors to discuss the research projects that are being planned for the second funding phase.

Read more // 10.05.2021

Special Issue on Global South: Causal mechanisms in transnational social policy dynamics

Seven CRC 1342 projects have contributed to a special issue of “Social Policy & Administration”, in which the authors present in-depth case studies of social policy dynamics in the Global South. The issue suggests that the concept of causal mechanisms is particularly well suited for analyzing these dynamics.

Read more // 07.05.2021

Food Subsidies in South Africa: Controversial Yet Consensual

Clement Chipenda and Alex Veit analyse South Africa's food policy developments by looking at school feeding programmes and subsidies. Available as a new CRC 1342 working paper.

Read more // 05.05.2021

Dr. Alex Veit, Dr. Clement Chipenda
Dr. Alex Veit, Dr. Clement Chipenda

"When IOs match the zeitgeist, they gain additional legitimacy"

How do international organisations influence the global dynamics of social policy? The fourth volume of the our series at Palgrave Macmillan addresses this question. In this interview co-editor Dennis Niemann explains some findings.

Read more // 23.04.2021

Dr. Dennis Niemann
Dr. Dennis Niemann

“Measuring competition as a mechanism in the diffusion of social policy"

Ivo Mossig, Hendrik Heuer, Michael Lischka and Fabian Besche-Truthe have developed two new indicators to better study the relationship between competition and social policy. The associated data sets comprise annual data on interdependence for 164 countries. Ivo Mossig talks us through the main points in an interview.

Read more // 19.04.2021

Network of global economic competition on export-markets
Network of global economic competition on export-markets