PISA and Co. - what influence do private companies have?

Camilla Addey from Columbia University raises this question in her research project "ILSA Inc.", which she recently presented at CRC 1342.

Read more // 18.07.2018

Dr. Camilla Addey
Dr. Camilla Addey

Job vacancy in project A01

The CRC 1342 is looking for a PhD researcher in Computer Science / Human-Computer Interaction for a position in its project "Measuring the global dynamics of social policy and cross-national interdependencies. Co-creating the Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS)".

Read more // 15.07.2018

Learning from "Empire of Cotton"

Sven Beckert's work on the history of the global cotton trade inspires Frank Nullmeier to reflect on future social policy research.

Read more // 10.07.2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier and Dr. Dieter Wolf
Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier and Dr. Dieter Wolf

Russia: Pension reform in the shadow of the World Cup

Only a few hours before the start of the World Cup, the Russian government decided to raise the retirement age and VAT. In an article for the Federal Agency for Civic Education, CRC member Martin Brand analyses whether these decisions were necessary and what social disruptive force they could unfold.

Read more // 05.07.2018

CRC 1342 introducing itself: Help to change

Keonhi Son
Keonhi Son
Keonhi Son took a detour studying literature before she turned to social sciences. She is especially interested in social policies of emerging countries. In an interview she explains why the shortcomings of the South Korean social system are a major motivating factor for her.

Read more // 03.07.2018

Southern Caucasus: “Doc Drain” Causes Unequal Access to Healthcare Services

CRC 1342 Researcher Gulnaz Isabekova published her account of Armenia’s, Azerbaijan’s and Georgia’s healthcare system in Caucasus Analytical Digest: Healthcare professionals move from rural areas to cities and abroad, limiting the rural population’s access to adequate health care services. Isabekova outlines policy suggestions to mitigate the problem.

Read more // 26.06.2018

Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 103
Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 103