11th Nordwel Summer School: State, Society & Citizen › view all

Joint summer program of BIGSSS, SFB 1342, the University of Southern Denmark, and the University of Helsinki

August 19 - August 23, 2019
Haus der Wissenschaft,
Sandstra├če
28195 Bremen
Series: BIGSSS Summer Schools

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

What to Expect

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.

We invite PhD students from different disciplinary backgrounds to participate in the discussion on the development of welfare states, their preconditions, present status, and how we ought to study them. PhD Students present their papers in parallel sessions and get feedback from senior scholars and junior colleagues.

International experts and keynote speakers include Daniel Béland (McGill University), Åsa Lundqvist (Lund University), Julia Moses (Sheffield University), Carina Schmitt (University of Bremen), Stephen Devereux (Institute of Development Studies), Patrick Emmenegger (University of St. Gallen), Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), Frank Nullmeier (University of Bremen), Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark), and Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen).

Application Requirements & Terms and Conditions

  • We welcome applications by PhD students by 15 April 2019. The approved proposals will be selected on the basis of their quality.
  • Papers can be written from a broad historical or contemporary perspective and come from different disciplines such as history, social policy, sociology, political science, and political philosophy. Guidelines for papers will be sent in connection with the letters of approval by 30 April 2019.
  • Participants who complete the summer school successfully are credited with 5 ECTS credits.
  • The course fee is 300 euros. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs (a limited number of travel grants will be available – please state in the application), accommodation (4 nights, single room in a hostel) as well as most meals are covered.
  • Applicants are to submit an abstract (max 400 words) for a paper and a short biography (including a list of publications) by e-mail to Dörthe Hauschild at socialpolicydynamics@uni-bremen.de until 15 April 2019.

More Info & Organizing Team

For further Information please visit the Nordwel Summer School 2019 website.

Organizing Team: Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen), Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark), or Christian Peters (BIGSSS).