CRC Advent Calendar, Day 4

Today we take a look at the introduction of compulsory education. It began in Central Europe in the 19th century and gradually spread around the world. Our project A05 examines the causes and phases of this development.

Read more // 04.12.2020

CRC Advent Calendar, Day 3

At window number three, we have a look at a source that the project B02 team has discovered during an archive research - a propaganda poster on the prevention of work-related accidents in Argentina from the 1930s.

Read more // 03.12.2020

Covid-19 Pandemic and Social Freedom

Frank Nullmeier reflects on the concept of freedom in times of a pandemic. He argues to reform public infection control and to then understand it as a social policy instrument that facilitates freedom in the first place.

Read more // 02.12.2020

Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier
Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier

"A biased orientation towards the North can prevent new insights"

Gabriela de Carvalho explains in an interview why existing typologies of health care systems have a strong Global North bias and why this is problematic.

Read more // 01.12.2020

Dr. Achim Schmid, Gabriela de Carvalho, Johanna Fischer (left to right)
Dr. Achim Schmid, Gabriela de Carvalho, Johanna Fischer (left to right)

New member for project B09

Anna Wolkenhauer
Anna Wolkenhauer
Anna Wolkenhauer from the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) is joining the B09 team during Alex Veit's temporary professorship until the end of March 2021. In an interview, we introduce the political scientist, who in her dissertation project has been focussing on social policy and state formation in Zambia.

Read more // 06.11.2020

"V-Party" shows swing towards illiberalism

The dataset, to which Nils Düpont of CRC 1342 contributed, gathers information on political positions of parties since 1970, according to which ruling parties in democracies are becoming more illiberal, with the US Republicans among the leaders.

Read more // 02.11.2020

Research on the Global South: Which map fits best?

Gabriela Molina León and Michael Lischka asked 20 social scientists how thematic maps should be designed in order to display their research results in the best possible way. Molina León and Lischka now presented the study at the IEEE Visualization Conference.

Read more // 29.10.2020

Gabriela Molina León, Michael Lischka
Gabriela Molina León, Michael Lischka

Colonial reverberation

In a three-day CRC/ERC workshop, international researchers are discussing the influence of political practices and structures of European colonial powers on the development of social security in the Global South.

Read more // 02.10.2020

Award for Keonhi Son

Son and her co-author Reimut Zohlnhofer received the JCPA Best Comparative Article Award for their paper on the statistical analysis of privatisation and the role of the indicators chosen in the process.

Read more // 02.10.2020

Deputy professorship for Alex Veit at the University of Marburg

The co-director of project B09 will join the Center for Conflict Studies for the next six months. His work with CRC 1342 will remain unaffected.

Read more // 30.09.2020

Dr. Alex Veit (photo: Caroline Wimmer)
Dr. Alex Veit (photo: Caroline Wimmer)

"Unnoticed, undervalued, underpaid"

In a podcast interview, Anna Safuta and Kristin Noack analyse the working conditions of migrant live-in care workers in Germany, who in a legal grey area have become a pillar of long-term care.

Read more // 29.09.2020

Kristin Noack, Dr. Anna Safuta
Kristin Noack, Dr. Anna Safuta