Archive 2019

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

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