Lutz Leisering gives farewell lecture

Prof Lutz Leisering, PhD
Prof Lutz Leisering, PhD
After 20 years as Professor of Social Policy at Bielefeld University, Leisering has officially retired. He celebrated his farewell with a two-day symposium on international social policy research. However, he is far from stopping his scientific work, and he will also remain member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Collaborative Research Centre "Global Dynamics of Social Policy".

Read more // 22.05.2019

A fresh perspective on Sweden's long-term care

Greta-Marleen Strorath
Greta-Marleen Strorath
Greta-Marleen Storath does research on long-term care and migration. She has recently travelled to Lund, Uppsala and Stockholm to conduct interviews with experts, which resulted in a revised impression of the situation in Sweden.

Read more // 16.05.2019

Prospective students visiting

Fabian Besche
Fabian Besche
During the Information Day of the University of Bremen, 25 high school graduates visited the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 to learn more about social policy research and the working lives of scientists. In the one-hour event, managing director Irina Wiegand, Kristin Noack and Fabian Besche explained the work at the Collaborative Research Centre and answered questions from the guests.

Read more // 15.05.2019

What can be done against poverty among the elderly?

CRC member Frank Nullmeier was consulted as an expert in the Bundestag Committee for Labour and Social Affairs as to whether proposals of the opposition parties were suitable for tackling old-age poverty. The central topic was a combination of the statutory pension insurance with a potential minimum basic income - on which Nullmeier took a clear position.

Read more // 10.05.2019

Prof Dr Frank Nullmeier at the Bundestag Committee for Labour and Social Affairs
Prof Dr Frank Nullmeier at the Bundestag Committee for Labour and Social Affairs

Student Assistant for Project A04

The CRC 1342 is looking for a student assistant to work in the project A04 "Global developments in health systems and in the long-term care as a new social risk"

Read more // 09.05.2019

Social policy by other means: Special Issue published

What do tolerating electricity theft, agricultural subsidies and the regulation of migration have in common? They are in some cases expressions of social policy by other means - argue CRC member Laura Seelkopf and her colleague Peter Starke in a special issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis which they edited.

Read more // 03.05.2019

"Education is the big promise"

Dr Alex Veit
Dr Alex Veit
In project B09 Alex Veit is working on case studies on social policy in South Africa and Tanzania. During a recent research trip he took a closer look at the two countries' education policies. In an interview, Veit talks about the similarities and differences he has found between the two systems and their actors and about his future plans for the project, that he is jointly directing with his colleague Klaus Schlichte.

Read more // 02.05.2019

Why do so many vote for far right parties?

At the CRC 1342, Tim Vlandas of the University of Oxford presented results of his research on the rise of far right parties in Europe. Economic cultural insecurity play a central role, as does social policy.

Read more // 26.04.2019

Prof Dr Tim Vlandas
Prof Dr Tim Vlandas

Michael Schmidt explained the emergence of international social security agreements

The Chairman of the Personnel Council at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs discussed with members of the CRC 1342 who is involved in the negotiation of such contracts, which factors are relevant and what consequences a no-deal Brexit would have.

Read more // 04.04.2019

Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt

11th NordWel Summer School in Bremen

Haus der Wissenschaft (© Haus der Wissenschaft e.V.)
Haus der Wissenschaft (© Haus der Wissenschaft e.V.)
The CRC 1342 hosts this year's NordWel summer school "State, Society and Citizen - Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare State Development", which it jointly organizes with BIGSSS (University of Bremen), the Danish Centre of Welfare Studies (University of Southern Denmark) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Helsinki). The programme is indended for PhD students from the various disciplines of social policy research. The summer school includes workshops, presentations and discussions with internationally renowned researchers and will take place from 19 to 23 August 2019 at the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen.

Read more // 02.04.2019