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Read more // 04.10.2023

Labor regulations of socialist states in open-access

In the summer of 2023, three CRC 1342 sub-projects - namely project A03, A04 and B06 - jointly extracted the relevant information on the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic into two separate Excel files and published them on the Discuss Data platform.

Read more // 04.10.2023

Project INF is looking for a student assistant

The Information Management Project (INF) is looking for a student employee for further development of WeSIS (up to 74 hours/month) as soon as possible, preferably with a focus on UI/UX design and/or frontend development capabilities.

Read more // 02.10.2023

Generosity and cost control in China's hospital payment reforms

Dr. Armin Müller and Prof. Dr. Tobias ten Brink from project B05 "Inclusion and Benefit Dynamics in the Chinese Welfare Regime" contribute an article in "Asian Politics & Policy".

Read more // 18.09.2023

Project A07 is looking for student assistants (or interns)

We are looking for student assistants with 10-18 hours/week to assist with data collection in working package 1 between January and April 2024. Alternatively, it is also possible to do a part- or full-time internship in the project during this period.

Read more // 13.09.2023

Project A07 is looking for a student assistant

We are looking for a student assistant with 30 to 40 hours of work per month (by agreement) at the University of Bremen starting January 2024. The position is limited until 31.12.2024 (extension possible).

Read more // 13.09.2023

Job vacancy: Project A06 is looking for a Postdoc

The University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" invites applications for a position to be filled as soon as possible for a Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d), Salary Scale 13 TV-L (100%), Reference Code: A186/23. The position is available until December 31, 2025.

Read more // 11.09.2023

Argentina's social policy for immigrants in the interwar period

Dr. Simon Gerards Iglesias, former Research Fellow at CRC 1342, contributed a chapter to Beate Althammer's anthology "Citizenship, Migration and Social Rights. Historical Experiences from the 1870s to the 1970s." This volume was published as part of the book series "Routledge Studies in Modern History".

Read more // 06.09.2023

Job offer: student assistant (A04)

Dr. Lorraine Frisina Doetter, co-director of the A04 project “Global developments in health care systems”, is looking for a new student assistant for the period of October to December 2023 for a total of 40 hours (ca. 3.5 hours weekly), with a possibility of renewal and increased weekly hours in the year 2024.

Read more // 17.08.2023

Keonhi Son will be a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

A postdoctoral researcher from the A06 project “Pathways to Family Policy Universalism: Coverage and Generosity of Family Policies in a Global Perspective” will participate in the Visiting Researchers Program of the Max Planck Society for two months.

Read more // 10.08.2023

Dr. Keonhi Son, Postdoctoral Researcher, CRC 1342
Dr. Keonhi Son, Postdoctoral Researcher, CRC 1342

BERT, ChatGPT, LLMs: Discussion on current methods at European Political Science Association conference in Glasgow

Nils Düpont and Hannes Salzmann presented their paper “The Unforced Force of the Better Argument? Computationally Assessing Arguments in Parliamentary Debates” at the 13th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA).

Read more // 01.08.2023

Intersectionality, Precarity and Labour in the Global South

Dasten Julián Vejar from the Universidad Austral de Chile visited the CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy last week. He gave a lecture about “Intersectionality, Precarity and Labour in the Global South: Perspectives from Latin America” and held a workshop on international networking as well as planning future research and teaching cooperation in universities of the Global South.

Read more // 19.07.2023

Dasten Julián Vejar, Universidad Austral de Chile
Dasten Julián Vejar, Universidad Austral de Chile

Creation of a social care network in the nineteenth century Peruvian army

As part of the CRC 1342’s jour fix, Prof. Natalia Sobrevilla Perea from the University of Kent presented her research on the social care network in the nineteenth century Peruvian army on 12th of July. In her presentation she gave insights into her forthcoming book "Armed citizens and citizens in arms, the military and the creation of Peru (1800-1870)" (Cambridge University Press).

Read more // 14.07.2023

Prof. Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, University of Kent
Prof. Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, University of Kent

Human Rights-Based Approach to Education and Social Policy

Elena Samonova from the Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen, presented her research on human rights-based approaches to education and social policy on 28.06.2023. Based on her research in India, Nepal and Sierra Leone, Dr. Samonova demonstrated the potentials and limitations of the introduction of human rights discourse in the field of social policy. By stipulating an internationally agreed set of norms, human-rights based approaches provide a stronger basis for citizens to make claims on their states and for holding states to account for their duties to enhance the access of their citizens to the realisation of their social, economic and political rights.

Read more // 30.06.2023

Project B11: Tracing Incentives for Social Policy: The Complex Relationship Between Economic Crises and social policy in the 20th century

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Winston Churchill advised in classic fashion: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’. This was not lost on the attendees and presenters of the international conference Economic Crises and Social Policy in the Twentieth Century on December 1st and 2nd, 2022 which was organised by professors. Delia González de Reufels and Cornelius Torp as part of the CRC project B11.

Read more // 13.06.2023

Plenum Workshop
Plenum Workshop

Project A02: Workshop on “Experimental Research on Inequality and Development”

The project team A02 invited two colleagues – Viola Asri and Anna Hochleitner. They presented their most recent research projects, which used experimental approaches to address pressing questions on social policy, inequality and development.

Read more // 12.06.2023

Dr. Viola Asri (University of Konstanz), Anna Hochleitner (University of Nottingham)
Dr. Viola Asri (University of Konstanz), Anna Hochleitner (University of Nottingham)

Statement of the Equal Opportunity Committee of the SFB 1342 on the planned revision of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Temporary Academic Contracts)

The Equal Opportunity Committee (EOC) of the SFB 1342 shares the concerns and criticism regarding the BMBF's draft reform of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG - German Act on Temporary Scientific Contracts) which have been expressed in various ways by academic mid-level staff and employee representatives. As a body within a large third-party-funded association, the EOC has a statutory responsibility to address issues of equality and anti-discrimination. With this statement, we aim to highlight the problems and challenges associated with both the current and the proposed new version of the WissZeitVG, particularly in relation to equality and anti-discrimination within third-party funded research networks.

Read more // 08.06.2023

Workshop on “The Art of Self-Presenting for Female Scientists”

A group of researchers from the CRC 1342 and BIGSSS attended a two-day workshop given by Dr Saskia Schottelius on “The Art of Self-Presenting for Female Scientists”. The workshop covered several aspects related to self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-presentation.

Read more // 17.05.2023

Expert workshop of project B01 working on mechanism of social policy diffusion

On the 5th and 6th of May, the B01 project held a workshop at the University of Bremen. They were joined by members of the project’s expert network GIST (Group Inclusion and Social Policies over Time), an international group of social policy scholars from South Korea, China, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Iran, Uruguay, Mexico, USA, Australia, Russia, and Sweden.

Read more // 15.05.2023

Members of the project’s expert network GIST
Members of the project’s expert network GIST

Project A07 organizes advisory expert workshop series about comparing long-term care systems’ inclusiveness using vignette cases

Within the frame of the A07 project “Global Dynamics of Long-term Care Policies”, the team supervised by Heinz Rothgang and Simone Leiber is looking to implement innovative research on long- term care systems in international comparison.

Read more // 08.05.2023

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