WSF Thematic Workshop and Summer School “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy”

Yesterday, the Summer School and WSF Thematic Workshop “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy: Looking Through Different Lenses” started off at the University of Groningen. The school jointly organized by WSF projects HESTIA and FACSK as well as EUSARF will be running until Friday August 25th. It strives to gain insight into child and family policy and practice, and the future scenarios of child welfare in Europe. The school is directed at BA, MA and PhD students, researches, praction...
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WSF Reseachers at the 113th APSA Annual Meeting

This year’s APSA conference theme is The Quest for Legitimacy. The concept of legitimacy is fundamental to many classic debates in political science. At the same time, legitimacy is core to numerous contemporary political issues. Salient debates — whether about representation, equality, voice, accountability, institutionalization, protest, revolutions, international norms, disputes, war — can all contain questions of legitimacy at their core. Projects in the Welfare State Attitudes WSF resear...
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WSF Thematic Workshop and Summer School “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy”

How far does variation in policies and priorities reflect diversity in the social construction of abuse and neglect between countries? Are variations in policy and practice associated with variation in outcomes for children and families? How do practitioners in different welfare systems understand the notion ‘family’ in professional practice? What broader trends in the development of European welfare states do these variations reflect and which implications do they bring about? These and furt...
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Prestigious NWO Visitors Grant for Prof. John Fluke to join project HESTIA

The Dutch team of project HESTIA has secured a Visitor’s Travel Grant for Prof. John Fluke of the University of Colorado to join the research project HESTIA at the the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of University of Groningen. In the Netherlands, the country team is coordinated by Prof. Hans Grietens and Dr. Mónica López López. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) grants visitor’s travel grants for the visit of foreign researchers who make an important contribut...
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Keynote by Elisabeth Scheibelhofer at the European Sociological Association Conference

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (TRANSWEL) will give a keynote at a semi-plenary session on Migration in Times of Europe’s Economic Crisis at the 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association in Athens, August 2017. Against the background of ideological and economic crisis in Europe, the conference focusses on the contradictions of capitalism, fragmented solidarities and emerging resistant or nationalist subjectivities. With its focus on migration, project TRANSWEL can contribute to the co...
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WelfSOC Research Team Meeting in Ljubljana

New Book “Discussing Democratic Forums” Well Underway On June 8 and 9 the WelfSOC research team met in Ljubljana to talk about their latest projects. As we already shortly noted in the June newsletter, the first book After Austerity will be published by Oxford University Press on 11 August 2017. Currently the team is working on their second book, which will discuss their research using innovative Democratic Forums in detail. The work shows how this approach contributes a much more detailed an...
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The Dynamics of Income Expectations and Redistribution Preferences

New Working Paper by 4Is Researcher Daniel Stegmueller Project 4Is investigates the determinants and patterns of inequality as well as citizen’s preferences for redistribution and the mix of welfare services. It aims to explain how citizens’ preferences are formed, and how long-term income expectations affect these preference. The latest project Working Paper by researcher Daniel Stegmueller on “The Dynamics of Income Expectations and Redistribution Preferences” sheds light at exactly thes...
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Policy Network Conference “Progressive Britain”

Peter Taylor-Gooby presented his NORFACE research at the Policy Network 'Progressive Britain' conference on 21 June 2017, to an audience of politicians, journalists and academics at the British Academy. Policy Network, an international progressive think tank based in London, promotes strategic thinking on progressive solutions to the challenges of the 21st century and the future of social democracy. Its current work programs mainly center around Europe’s economic and social models and the ren...
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News from the Scientific Programme Coordinator WSF

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Preparation has started for the final conference, May 24-25th 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. The five calls for participants - that follow our five research clusters - will go out shortly. Meet the Programme Committee: Health Claus Wendt, Chair (HiNEWS) Karen M. Anderson (HEALTHDOX) Juliette Malley (EXCELC) Migration Marcel Luebbers, Co-Chair (MIFARE) Helga de Valk, Co-Chair (MobileWelfare) Jenny Phillimore (UPWEB) Welfare State Attitudes Peter Taylor...
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New partner in NORFACE: FNR from Luxembourg

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) recently joined the NORFACE Network. FNR is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. It invests public funds and private donations into research projects in various branches of science and the humanities, with an emphasis on selected core strategic areas. NORFACE is delighted that FNR has joined the network in order to further develop international research cooperation in the social sciences. For more information about FNR, please vi...
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