Archive 2019

Unicom Building
Room: 7.4500
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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Ndangwa Noyoo examines global social policy in the current global climate which is typified by, inter alia, increasing unilateralism, narrow nationalism and xenophobia. The former negative forces are not just confined within countries but are rapidly transcending nation-states and regions of the world, with far-reaching consequences. Global social policy is therefore juxtaposed against these cited trends whilst considering the progress that has been made in this area in past decades. Noyoo also advances his position which sees global social policy as a transformative force which needs to be harnessed and specifically directed by various role players in this era. Arguably, one major force that triggered the cited negative forces is the push factor of uncontrolled and illegal migrations of vulnerable groups from conflict and poverty-ridden parts of the world to the developed northern countries. Drawing on secondary literature and other empirical researches, Noyoo argues for a consolidation of global social policy, despite the deteriorating global situation, through the forging of stronger North – South networks. Also, he calls for a more robust global social policy as it could help to stem the tide of not only the cited migrations, but other social ills, at their source, by raising the quality of life of vulnerable groups in stressed countries. Nevertheless, the aforementioned needs to be predicated on a foundation of international solidarity which, at present, seems to be waning.

17.01.2019 - 18.01.2019 Workshop

Joint Hands-On Workshop on International Social Policy

Auswärtiges Amt; International Labour Organization; Teilprojekt A03: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Federal Foreign Office
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin
11 am - 5:45 pm (Thursday), 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (Friday)
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Exchange between practitioners and scientists, application of theory and empirical findings to real life situations, demonstration of the process of norm-setting and implementation using the example of Germany, meeting of actors in the fields of international labour regulation and social policy

Participants: PhD and Master’s Students of the University of Bremen and University of Duisburg-Essen