Archive 2019

Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.2210
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 4 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt B04: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person

To protect migrant fishers, Thailand ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention in January 2019. This adoption of international norms was puzzling, as it occurred despite widespread protests from the most influential stakeholder: regional and national fisheries associations. Existing International Relations approaches to norm diffusion fail to explain this phenomenon. The norm socialisation approach expects Thailand's decision to be shaped by peer pressure from ILO members and yet such pressure was not exerted. By comparison, the norm localisation approach anticipates the ratification with local actors' support and yet domestic constituents staunchly opposed norm adoption. Both perspectives are therefore inadequate to explain Thailand's behaviour in relation to the ratification. In contrast, Auethavornpipat argues norm contestation is central to understanding the Convention's adoption in Thailand. Applying the critical norm approach, Auethavornpipat argues that domestic opposition is a normal and integral process whereby 'affected stakeholders' negotiate and re-negotiate norms' intersubjectivity. By tracing the activities of involved actors, I show that through contestation, stakeholders deliberated on the shared validity of norms that eventually resulted in the acceptance of the Convention. This lecture further illustrates that the contestation validated international norms domestically; however as opposed to the critical approach’s expectation, it has weakened the robustness of migrant worker rights in Thailand.

Place
Unicom building
Room: 9.3120
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen
Time
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Contact Person

09.11.2019 Workshop

International Knowledge Transfer in Social Policy: The Case of the Post-Soviet Region

Teilprojekt B06: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen
Klagenfurter Straße 8
28359 Bremen
Time
9 am - 5 pm
Contact Person

Call for Papers

For a combined, three-day event we invite proposals for papers on "International Knowledge Transfer in Social Policy: The Case of the Post-Soviet Region". The event takes place from 7-9 November 2019 in Bremen (Germany).

It begins with a two-day conference on "Causal Mechanisms in the Analysis of Social Policy Dynamics" in the House of Science in Bremen. Confirmed keynote speakers are: Renate Mayntz (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies), James Mahoney (Northwestern University), and Peter Starke (University of Southern Denmark).

On the third day there will be a workshop on "International knowledge transfer in social policy: The case of the post-Soviet region". Participants selected from this call are invited to join the conference and to present their papers at the third-day workshop, which takes place at the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen on 9 November 2019. It intends to complement the conference on causal mechanisms with the discussion of research on dynamics of international knowledge transfer in social policy in the post-Soviet region. Special emphasis is made on the policy fields of basic income security (alleviating poverty), health care and education.

The workshop aims to bring together approaches from political science, sociology and other relevant academic disciplines to get a more comprehensive picture of the influence of social policy concepts originating in the OECD world on reform processes in the post-Soviet region and of the role that international actors play in this knowledge transfer. The focus of invited papers should always be on the international knowledge transfer and on the domestic evaluation of these social policy concepts.

Deadline for proposals: 30 April 201

Deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 30 April 2019. In addition to a 300 word abstract, please include a brief biographical statement in your submission. Selected paper-givers will be invited by 31 May 2019. Full papers will be due 15 September 2019.

The workshop will involve around 15 scholars; early-career researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Travel expenses and accommodation costs of invited participants will be covered by the organiser. For further information on our research group, visit our website.

We plan to publish selected workshop papers in a special issue of Global Social Policy.

Paper proposals and any questions should be addressed to:
Dr Andreas Heinrich (heinrich@uni-bremen.de)

07.11.2019 - 08.11.2019 Conference

Causal Mechanisms in the Analysis of Social Policy Dynamics

Teilprojekt B01: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Haus der Wissenschaft
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Contact Person
Organisation

Recent theoretical and methodological developments in the social sciences converge into the approach of "mechanism-based explanation". Originating from different disciplines such as analytical sociology, political sociology, comparative historical analysis and qualitative research in political science, mechanism-based approaches stress that phenomena cannot fully be explained by correlations between variables: Causal mechanisms are the "cogs and wheels" that scholars come across when opening the "black box" of correlations.

Despite the expanding literature on this topic, two deficits have not been resolved so far:

  1. There is no convincing compilation of mechanisms that drive social and political processes. Previous proposals for a comprehensive list of mechanisms collect elements of very different scales and levels. There is no shared understanding on what level (micro, meso, macro) mechanisms should be allocated and what elements a mechanism should have to count as a mechanism.
  2. There is also a lack of systematic applications of mechanism-based approaches to an entire policy field. So far, mechanism-based approaches have primarily been used in single case studies or comparative case studies with a limited scope and range. Adopting a mechanism-based approach for studying the transnational dynamics of an entire policy field might be a decisive test for the fruitfulness of mechanism-based approaches.


This conference aims to stimulate discussion on the characteristics of causal mechanisms, and to establish a closer link between these concepts and the study of social policy dynamics.

PROGRAMME

Day 1

9.00-9.30
Registration and welcome coffee

9.30-10.30
Gary Goertz, University of Notre Dame
The veil of ignorance – causal mechanism – process tracing methodology

Coffee break

10.45-12.15
Session 1: Theorizing Mechanisms (Chair: Johanna Kuhlmann)

  1. Holger Straßheim, University of Bielefeld
    Transforming social policy (research): the mechanisms of micro-focusing (Discussant: Hubert Heinelt)
  2. Johannes Schmitt, Martin Noltze, German Institute for Development Evaluation Causal mechanisms in evaluation: conceptual confusion, practical application and the way forward (Discussant: Heinz Rothgang)
  3. Sebastian Haunss, University of Bremen
    Network mechanism driving the development of social policies (Discussant: Sarah Berens)


Lunch

13.30-14.30
Renate Mayntz, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Promise and limits of mechanism-based explanation

Coffee break

14.45-16.15
Session 2: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics – Single Case Studies (Chair: Heiko Pleines)

  1. Olivier Burtin, LMU München/Princeton University
    Mechanisms of veterans’ policy in the United States: A comparative overview (Discussant: Teresa Huhle)
  2. Ellen van Reuler, Leiden University
    English hospices and palliative care policies as a model for the Netherlands? (Discussant: Anna Safuta)
  3. Tobias ten Brink1, Armin Müller1, Tao Liu2, 1Jacobs University Bremen, 2University Duisburg-Essen
    Policy experimentation and elite cooperation: Causal mechanisms in the making of China’s social insurance system (Discussant: Osmany Porto de Oliveira)
  4. Sarah Berens, Franziska Deeg, University of Cologne
    Moving North and coming back. Migration and social policy preferences in Mexico (Discussant: Cecilia Rossel/Florencia Antía)


Coffee break

16.45-17.45
James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Causal mechanisms and theories of causality: Three approaches

Coffee break

18.00-19.30
Session 3: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics – Comparative Approaches (Chair: Klaus Schlichte)

  1. Traute Meyer, University of Southampton
    Industrialism revisited - Changing kinship systems and pension reform in China and Europe (Discussant: Tao Liu)
  2. Robert van Niekerk1, Reynaldo Jiménez Guethón2, 1University of Witwatersrand, 2University de La Habana
    Cultures of social solidarity and the public good: A reflection on South Africa and Cuba (Discussant: Armin Müller)
  3. Heinz Rothgang, Karin Gottschall, Anna Safuta, Kristin Noack, Marlene Seiffarth, Greta-Marleen Storath, University of Bremen
    Migrantization of long-term care in Europe. On search of causal mechanisms (Discussant: Friederike Römer)


Conference Dinner at Ratskeller

Day 2
9.30-11.00
Session 4: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics – Transnational Interdependencies (Chair: Frank Nullmeier)

  1. Andreas Heinrich1, Gulnaz Isabekova1, Armin Müller2, Heiko Pleines1, Tobias ten Brink2, 1University of Bremen, 2Jacobs University Bremen
    Types of international policy-related knowledge transfer. From conditionality to elaborated autonomous policy learning (Discussant: Lutz Leisering)
  2. Monika Ewa Kaminska, Ertila Druga, Ante Malinar, Liva Stupele, University of Bremen
    Reforms from within or reforms from without? Defying international organizations’ agenda in healthcare reforms in Central Eastern Europe: in search of causal mechanisms (Discussant: Andreas Heinrich)
  3. Friederike Römer, Jakob Henninger, University of Bremen
    Democracy and immigrant rights - Conflicting mechanisms at play (Discussant: Sebastian Haunss)


Coffee break

11.15-12.30
Plenary Session: Could we hope to compile a list of basic causal mechanisms? (Chair: Karin Gottschall)

Peter Starke, University of Southern Denmark
Delia González de Reufels, Johanna Kuhlmann, Frank Nullmeier, Klaus Schlichte, University of Bremen

Lunch

13.45-15.15
Session 5: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics in Latin America (Chair: Delia González de Reufels)

  1. Osmany Porto de Oliveira, Federal University of São Paulo
    Mechanisms for social policy diffusion: theory and evidences from the Brazilian case (Discussant: Tobias ten Brink)
  2. Cecilia Rossel1, Florencia Antía2, 1Universidad Católica del Uruguay, 2Universidad de la República
    The politics of sanctioning the poor: Revealing causal mechanisms in Uruguay’s CCT programs (Discussant: Reynaldo Jiménez Guethón)
  3. Sebastian Sirén, Stockholm University
    The Struggle over universalisation. Actors and institutions in the process towards health care reform in Bolivia (Discussant: Monika Ewa Kaminska)


Coffee break

15.30-16.30
Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester
The rise and fall of Bismarckian social policy in Latin America

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Place
Unicom building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
9 am - 12.30 pm
Organiser
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person

The workshop will be given by Prof. John W. Meyer, who currently is Hans-Koschnick-Professor at SOCIUM and the CRC 1342.

Prof. Meyer will introduce the topic in a key note. After a coffee break we will then have the opportunity to discuss 4 doctoral dissertation projects in which New Institutionalism as a theoretical approach may be important. 

Participation is open to everybody.

Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.2210
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2 pm - 4 pm
Organiser
Contact Person
Organisation
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Universität Bremen; Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien (InIIS), Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Semester
WiSe 2019/20

The Transnational & Area Studies-Colloquium is a new venue for interdisciplinary debate on pertinent questions of transnational scope and area studies relevance. Scholars and students meet on a monthly basis to discover new approaches and joint research interests. The colloquium is open to the interested public.

Subscribe to the mailing list for regular updates and pre-circulated readings: https://mailman.zfn.uni-bremen.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tas-colloquium

Place
Haus der Wissenschaft
Sandstr. 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time
6 pm - 8 pm
Organiser
Contact Person
Partic. Organisation
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Higher education expanded rapidly worldwide after World War II. At the beginning of the period, there were many doubts about its contribution to development. These negative assessments receded over time, and changed to positive ones with neoliberal global hegemony: Education was central to the model, and expanded very rapidly. In particular, many social effects of higher education were reconceptualized as economically valuable "service sector" activities. Recent global attacks on neoliberalism – and on its higher educational component – may alter these trends, weakening and redirecting educational foci.

14.10.2019 Lecture

Social Security Reform in China in the past 70 years (1949-2019)

Prof. Zheng Gongcheng (School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University (RUC))
Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
11 am to 1 pm
Organiser
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person

14.10.2019 Workshop

Social Policy in China

Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
3 pm to 5.30 pm
Contact Person

  • Prof. He Wenjiong (Department of Philosophy and Sociology at Zhejiang University) on the topic of the pension reform in China (in Chinese)

  • Prof. Wang Jiexiu (Ministry of Civil Affairs) on the topic of social assistance reform in China (in Chinese)

  • Prof. Hua Ying (Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) on the topic of health insurance reform in China (in English)

  • Prof. Liu Tao (CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy, University of Duisburg-Essen) on the topic of current developments in the German pension and social insurance system (in Chinese)
Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.4680
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
11 am - 1 pm
Organisation

25.09.2019 Internal Workshop

CRC Retreat

Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Place


Bremen
Time
9 am - 6 pm
Contact Person

9 am – 12 pm
Plenary Session (Cartesium, Rotunde)

1. Welcome and Meeting of Members of the CRC: General Information (Working Paper Series, Book Series, First information about the CRC Grant Application 2022-2025, Integration project areas A and B)

2. Preliminary Results: A01 and B01

3. First results of selected projects

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
Lunch at Mensa (Reserved Area)

1.30 pm – 1.45 pm
Coffee Break in front of Unicom 3.3380 and 3.3390

1.45 pm – 3.45 pm
Separate Meetings of Project Areas A and B (Unicom 3.3380 and 3.3390)

3.45 pm – 4 pm
Coffee Break in front of Unicom 3.3380 and 3.3390

4 pm – 6 pm
Discussions in thematic groups: International Organisations, Health, Migration, Poverty (Unicom 7.4500, 3.3380. 3.3390, 1.1050)

8 pm
CRC Party

21.09.2019 - 22.09.2019 Presentation

Forschungsmeile 2019

Philipp Jarke
Place


Bremen
Time
10 am - 6 pm
Organiser
Partic. Organisation

During Maritime Week 2019, parts of of Bremen's and Bremerhaven's research institutions will be presented on the Weser Promenade.

In a joint pagoda, the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS), the Centre for Labour and Politics (zap), the Institute of European Studies (IES), BIGSSS and the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 will playfully show what they are currently doing research on.

19.08.2019 - 23.08.2019 Summer School

11th International Nordwel Summer School. State, society & citizen. Cross-disciplinary and global perspectives on welfare state development

Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Place

Sandstr. 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time
9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Scientific Administration
Contact Person
Organisation

The summer school is a joint venture of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC1342) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy”, Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Danish Centre of Welfare Studies (University of Southern Denmark) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Helsinki).

Welfare states can be studied with a number of theoretical and methodological approaches, from various chronological perspectives and with a focus on different empirical phenomena and localities. The Nordwel summer school aims to stimulate discussions across disciplines and foster innovative cross-disciplinary research on the development of welfare states over time and in a global context. The summer school brings together PhD students and well-established international scholars in scientific exchange.

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Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Alexander Polte defends his PhD Proposal:
The role of international relations in global public health policy dynamics

02.07.2019 Internal Workshop

Informed Consent for Data Storing/Sharing with Qualiservice

Dr. Jan-Ocko Heuer
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
10 am - 12 pm
Contact Person

Informed consent is usually an ethical and legal requirement for social research, and researchers are expected to obtain consent from people to participate in research and for the use of the information collected. Yet, with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, the legal framework for informed consent has changed considerably. In this workshop, Jan-Ocko Heuer from Qualiservice will deal with key issues regarding informed consent for research and data storing/sharing with Qualiservice (the Research Data Centre for qualitative data from social research currently implemented at the SOCIUM). Topics include: legal framework; core principles of consent; formats for consent; when to seek consent; informing participants; consent in special cases; consent forms; withdrawing consent. It is recommended that from each (qualitative) research project that plans to archive data at Qualiservice, one researcher should attend the workshop. Registration is not required.

26.06.2019 Internal Meeting

Meeting of Project Directors (Project Area A)

Projektbereich A: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.4500
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2 pm
Contact Person

  • Governance of the A section
  • Overarching conceptual issues of the data collection
  • Guidelines and policies for the A section
  • Delegation of issues to be decided upon by the Core Group
  • Questions raised by the Data Collection group
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.15 pm - 3.30 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Johanna Fischer defends her PhD Proposal:
Comparing state intervention in long-term care worldwide: A typological approach

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
3.45 pm - 5 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Gabriela De Carvalho defends her PhD Proposal:
Typologies of health care systems, global social policy actors and the Global South: A comparison of health systems in twenty-four Latin American countries

Place
Campus Park
Bibliothekstraße
28359 Bremen
Time
2 pm - 6:30 pm
Contact Person
Organisation

Every other year the University of Bremen hosts the OPEN CAMPUS, an event that provides information on the courses offered and the research work of its faculties, institutes and other institutions.

This year, the Bremen Social Sciences present themselves jointly in three adjacent tents. In discussion panels, poster presentations and games, visitors can get to know the diversity of Bremen's social sciences and talk to scientists.

You can find the detailed programme of the Bremen Social Sciences on the Open Campus website.

Place
GW2
Room: B2770
Universitäts-Boulevard 13
28359 Bremen
Time
12.30 pm - 1.30 p.m.
Organiser
Partic. Organisation
Teilprojekt B02: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2.15 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Jenny Hahs defends her PhD Proposal: Trends in international employment regulations by the ILO: Between legal segmentation, national regulatory interests and the urge for organisational responses towards universal legislative protection?

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2.15 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Martin Cortina Escudero defends his PhD Proposal:
Import substitution industrialization, political coalitions and social policy development in Mexico and Argentina

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Jakob Henninger defends his PhD Proposal: Social protection of migrant workers and its repercussions for national policies in the ASEAN region

29.05.2019 Internal Meeting

Meeting of Project Directors (Project Area A)

Projektbereich A: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.4500
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2 pm
Contact Person

  • Governance of the A section
  • Overarching conceptual issues of the data collection
  • Guidelines and policies for the A section
  • Delegation of issues to be decided upon by the Core Group
  • Questions raised by the Data Collection group
29.05.2019 Internal Workshop

Causal Mechanisms in Social Sciences

Prof. Derek Beach, PhD (Aarhus BSS)
Place
Unicom Buidling
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
9 am - 5 pm
Contact Person

For attending the workshop, it is necessary to read Derek Beach's latest book "Process-Tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines" (2nd edition), which he co-edited with Rasmus Brun Pedersen, and to shortly present a causal mechanism that is relevant to the participant's project.

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Partic. Organisation

Liva Stupele defends her PhD Proposal: Pro and against social health insurance in Latvia; actor coalitions in Latvian health care financing reforms

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2 pm. - 6.30 pm (Friday), 9 am - 3 pm (Saturday)
Scientific Administration

International Organizations (IOs) are vibrant actors in global social governance. They provide forums for exchange, contention and cooperation; they prepare, guide and supervise interna-tional treaties; they direct, finance, and implement projects, and exercise many more duties. The study of IOs in general has tremendously improved and advanced in recent decades. However, our knowledge about the involvement, influence and impact of IOs varies signifi-cantly by policy fields. While scholarship on IOs focuses often on issues areas like security, economics or environmental policies, we know comparatively little about IOs in issues areas related to social policies.

This workshop seeks to fill this gap in IO social governance. Papers prepared for this workshop have two purposes. On the one hand, they will shed light on IO involvement in a particular social policy field by describing the community of engaging IOs. They explore how a particular social policy field is constituted and which major or dominant IOs are setting the trends. On the other hand, the contributions will examine the leitmotifs these IOs promote in "their" field by exploring and analyzing the discourse they produce. By exploring the population of IOs setting and spreading ideas, the papers will provide novel knowledge about the architecture of arguments in global social governance.

The discussions will be guided by the following questions:

  • What IOs are active in different social policy fields? How are the social policy fields constituted by specific types and constellations of IOs?
  • What ideas are these IOs promoting? How can IO discourses over specific social policy issues be characterized? How has IO discourse developed over time? What were watersheds in the discursive framing of social policy ideas?
  • Who are the addressees of IO discourses/activities? What kind of impact does the IO discourse/activity have on these addresses? (vertical perspective)
  • How (and why) do IOs cooperate with other IOs/NGOs/commercial enterprises in so-cial policy fields? (horizontal perspective)


Generalising on the different fields presented, we hope to be able to present findings on a more encompassing definition of the "architecture of arguments" in global social governance, and the patterns of discourse characterizing global social policies.


Day 1 – May 24

12:00-13:00 Lunch in the University Mensa (optional)

13:00 Introduction
Alexandra Kaasch (University of Bielefeld), Kerstin Martens and Dennis Niemann (University of Bremen)

13:15-14:30 – Slot 1
Chair: Michael Windzio (University of Bremen)
Family Policy as Object of Global Social Governance
Rianne Mahon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Disabilities as a "New" Global Social Theme
Nina Kolleck & Johannes Schuster (Freie Universität Berlin)
Discussant: Sigrid Hartong (Helmut Schmidt University)
Followed by plenary discussion

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-16:15 – Slot 2
Chair: Keonhi Son (University of Bremen)
Global Discourses, Regional Framings and Individual Showcasing: Analyzing the World of Education IOs
Dennis Niemann, Kerstin Martens (University of Bremen)
Children's Rights
Anna Holzscheiter (TU Dresden)
Discussant: Rianne Mahon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Followed by plenary discussion

16:15-16:45 Coffee Break

16:45-18:00 – Slot 3
Chair: Fabian Besche (University of Bremen)
International Organisations’ Involvement in Youth (Un)Employment as a Global Policy Field
Ross Fergusson (The Open University)
The Global Social Governance of Pensions
Martin Heneghan (University of Sheffield)
Discussant: Armando Barrientos (University of Manchester)
Followed by plenary discussion

18:00-18:30 Wrap-up day 1

20:00 Dinner (Ratskeller Bremen)

Day 2 – May 25

9:00-10:15 – Slot 4
Chair: David Krogman (University of Bremen)
IOs, Care and Migration: The Case of Migrant Health Care Workers
Nicola Yeates (The Open University)
Global Social Health Governance & Climate Change as a Global Social Challenge
Alexandra Kaasch (University of Bielefeld)
Discussant: Lorraine Frisina (University of Bremen, CRC 1342)
Followed by plenary discussion

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 – Slot 5
Chair: Helen Seitzer (University of Bremen)
Global Labour Standards
Friederike Römer (University of Bremen)
Inequality and (Inclusive) Growth
Chris Deeming (University of Strathclyde)
Discussant: Heiko Pleines (University of Bremen, CRC 1342)
Followed by plenary discussion

12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch (in-house)

13:00-14:15 – Slot 6
Chair: Friederike Römer (University of Bremen)
State, Rule, and System: International Organizations and Global Water Politics
Jeremy Schmidt (Durham University)
IO Agency in Regime Complexes [Food Security]
Matias E. Margulis (University of Edinburgh)
Discussant: Chris Deeming (University of Strathclyde)
Followed by plenary discussion

14:30-15:00 Wrap-up day 2
and future plans

Place
Seminarhaus Pegasus
Außendeich 2
21732 Krummendeich
Time
9 am - 6 pm
Contact Person
Partic. Organisation
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2.15 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Ertila Druga defends her PhD Proposal:
What an absurd idea! A mandatory health insurance scheme in Albania

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Ante Malinar defends her PhD Proposal: Explaining change and the role of the European Union and the World Bank in Croatian health policy making

Place
Unicom buildung
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
283 Bremen
Time
12.15 pm - 1.15 pm

The SFB 1342 presents its work to high school students who are interested in tasking up courses in political or social sciences.

Meeting point at 12:15 p.m.: Political Science information booth in GW 2.  

The event is part of the information day for prospective students at the University of Bremen. 

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2.15 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Greta-Marleen Storath defends her PhD Proposal:
Long-term care and transnational migration in Sweden - Explaining the changing role of migrant care workers in Swedish long-term care provision

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Marlene Seiffarth defends her PhD Proposal:
Romanian care workers in Italy - Interdependencies in a transnational space

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien (InIIS), Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Alex Nadège Ouedraogo (InIIS) discusses her dissertation proposal:
Analysis of food social policies in Senegal

08.05.2019 Internal Meeting

Meeting of Project Directors (Project Area A)

Projektbereich A: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.4500
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2 pm
Contact Person

  • Governance of the A section
  • Overarching conceptual issues of the data collection
  • Guidelines and policies for the A section
  • Delegation of issues to be decided upon by the Core Group
  • Questions raised by the Data Collection group
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Simone Tonelli defends his PhD Proposal: 
Diffusion of family policy programs throughout the world

22.03.2019 Internal Workshop

WeSIS Retreat

Teilprojekt A01: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place


Bremen
Time
to be confirmed
Contact Person

06.03.2019 Internal Meeting

Meeting of Project Directors (Project Area A)

Projektbereich A: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.4500
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 pm - 2 pm
Contact Person

  • Governance of the A section
  • Overarching conceptual issues of the data collection
  • Guidelines and policies for the A section
  • Delegation of issues to be decided upon by the Core Group
  • Questions raised by the Data Collection group
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.4500
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 4 pm
Contact Person

Ndangwa Noyoo examines global social policy in the current global climate which is typified by, inter alia, increasing unilateralism, narrow nationalism and xenophobia. The former negative forces are not just confined within countries but are rapidly transcending nation-states and regions of the world, with far-reaching consequences. Global social policy is therefore juxtaposed against these cited trends whilst considering the progress that has been made in this area in past decades. Noyoo also advances his position which sees global social policy as a transformative force which needs to be harnessed and specifically directed by various role players in this era. Arguably, one major force that triggered the cited negative forces is the push factor of uncontrolled and illegal migrations of vulnerable groups from conflict and poverty-ridden parts of the world to the developed northern countries. Drawing on secondary literature and other empirical researches, Noyoo argues for a consolidation of global social policy, despite the deteriorating global situation, through the forging of stronger North – South networks. Also, he calls for a more robust global social policy as it could help to stem the tide of not only the cited migrations, but other social ills, at their source, by raising the quality of life of vulnerable groups in stressed countries. Nevertheless, the aforementioned needs to be predicated on a foundation of international solidarity which, at present, seems to be waning.

17.01.2019 - 18.01.2019 Workshop

Joint Hands-On Workshop on International Social Policy

Auswärtiges Amt; International Labour Organization; Teilprojekt A03: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Federal Foreign Office
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin
Time
11 am - 5:45 pm (Thursday), 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (Friday)
Contact Person

Exchange between practitioners and scientists, application of theory and empirical findings to real life situations, demonstration of the process of norm-setting and implementation using the example of Germany, meeting of actors in the fields of international labour regulation and social policy

Participants: PhD and Master’s Students of the University of Bremen and University of Duisburg-Essen