Public Opinion, Pandemic Infection and Policymaking: The COVID-19 Story of Liberty and Death

CRC member Nate Breznau takes a look at how media sentiment has influenced public behaviour over time and by how far there was a correlation with infection rates.

Mehr lesen // 18.06.2021

Photo: Adobe Stock/zimmytws
Photo: Adobe Stock/zimmytws

Our Collaborative Research Centre will continue to be funded

The German Research Foundation extends the funding of the CRC 1342 for another four years until the end of 2025 - The total funding volume is close to 15 million euros

Read more // 25.11.2021

Photo: AdobeStock/nosyrevy
Photo: AdobeStock/nosyrevy

Johanna Fischer successfully defends her PhD thesis

Fischer has studied the development of social policy in the field of long-term care both in a comparative and conceptual perspective.

Read more // 16.11.2021

Johanna Fischer
Johanna Fischer

ALECSO: Why the regional IO is losing ground influencing education policy in the Arab region

Recent GLOBED graduate Cherine Sabry, co-supervised by CRC member Kerstin Martens, presents her findings at AEMS 2021 symposium at Indiana University.

Read more // 11.11.2021

20th issue of the CRC 1342 Social Policy Country Briefs now published

Johanna Fischer and Gabriela de Carvalho explain in an interview how the country reports are produced and what added value they offer compared to other sources.

Read more // 09.11.2021

Gabriela de Carvalho, Johanna Fischer
Gabriela de Carvalho, Johanna Fischer

Gabriela de Carvalho and Jakob Henninger defend their PhD theses

De Carvalho studied the role of global actors in shaping health systems in the Global South, Henninger the interplay of immigration and social policy in authoritarian regimes.

Read more // 08.11.2021

Gabriela de Carvalho, Jakob Henninger
Gabriela de Carvalho, Jakob Henninger

Honorary doctorate for Herbert Obinger

For his outstanding work in comparative welfare state research, the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark has awarded the spokesperson of CRC 1342 the title of honorary doctor.

Read more // 04.11.2021

Successful defences by Helen Seitzer and Keonhi Son

Seitzer wrote her doctoral thesis in project A05 on transnational education policy, Son in project A06 on the inclusiveness of maternity leave programmes worldwide.

Read more // 02.11.2021

Keonhi Son, Helen Seitzer
Keonhi Son, Helen Seitzer

Lorraine Frisina Doetter featured in "Rights Talk"

The co-director of project A04 was invited to the podcast run by the City College of New York to talk about health care systems in the Global North and South, global trends and challenges doing research on these topics.

Read more // 12.10.2021

Project A05 hosted hybrid workshop on education systems

It was the first CRC 1342 event with international guests in Bremen since the the first lockdown in the pandemic.

Read more // 11.10.2021

Stephen Devereux discusses preliminary findings on the role of policy advisors

The Mercator Fellow at CRC 1342 is investigating the influence of so-called "policy pollinators" on the spread of social protection in Africa.

Read more // 08.10.2021

Dr. Stephen Devereux
Dr. Stephen Devereux

Fabian Besche-Truthe successfully defends his doctoral thesis

In his cumulative work, Besche-Truthe succeeded in integrating three usually isolated approaches to study the development of education systems into one approach.

Read more // 05.10.2021

Fabian Besche-Truthe
Fabian Besche-Truthe

Project B02 presents results at AHILA congress

Delia Gonzalez des Reufels and Simon Gerards presented their findings to the Association of European Latin American Historians in Paris.

Read more // 21.09.2021

Simon Gerards Iglesias, Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels
Simon Gerards Iglesias, Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels

Modern slavery: Fechner appointed national rapporteur

Dr. Heiner Fechner
Dr. Heiner Fechner
CRC member Heiner Fechner is one of 27 "national rapporteurs" investigating the historical roots of modern slavery for the International Academy of Comparative Law. Fechner, who is a researcher in project A03 "Worlds of Labour", will write the national report for Germany. The analysis of the roots of modern slavery should enable a critical discussion of the current legal situation and lead to proposals for reform. The publication of the analyses is expected for 2023.

Read more // 17.09.2021

We are hiring a student assistant

The main task will be to work on the Global Social Policy Digest. The working hours will be 10 hours per week.

Read more // 16.09.2021

Fruitful cooperation between projects B05 and B06

Andreas Heinrich, Gulnaz Isabekova, Armin Müller, Heiko Pleines and Tobias ten Brink jointly investigated the role of recipient countries in transnational health policy knowledge transfer. The team was comparing the cases of Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan and China. Their findings, including five demand-side strategies in transnational policy-related knowledge transfer, have been published in the current issue of the journal "Communist and Post-Communist Studies".

Read more // 25.08.2021