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24.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 +++ CANCELLED +++ Conference

12th International NordWel Summer School in Lund

Lund University; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
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This year’s International NordWel Summer School will take place in Lund, Sweden from August 24 to August 28, 2020 and has been co-organized by the CRC 1342. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is at the end of March 2020.

The aim of the Nordwel Summer School is to stimulate discussion across disciplines and to foster innovative cross-disciplinary research on the development of welfare states over time and in a global context. The summer school brings together PhD students and established international scholars in scholarly exchange. PhD students from different disciplinary backgrounds are invited to participate in discussions on the development of welfare states, their preconditions, present status, and how we ought to study them.

The summer school is a joint venture of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, Collaborative Research Center 1342 (CRC1342) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy”, University of Bremen, the Danish Centre of Welfare Studies (University of Southern Denmark), and the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Helsinki.

Daniel Béland (McGill University), Ann-Zofie Duvander (Stockholm University), Jane Gingrich (University of Oxford), Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), Johannes Lindvall (Lund University), Åsa Lundqvist (Lund University), Pirjo Markkola (Tampere University), Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen), Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark), and Axel West Pedersen (Oslo Metropolitan University)have already confirmed their participation for either keynote lectures or as discussants or both.

More information can be found in Call for Papers.

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DAY 1: CAUSAL MECHANISMS BETWEEN COLONIALISM AND SOCIAL PROTECTION I
FRIDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2020, 2:00-5:05PM (GMT+2)

2 pm: Welcome and introduction by Carina Schmitt

2:10 pm: Keynote: "Research on Colonialism from Different Perspectives"
by Gurminder Bhambra (30min + 10min discussion)

2:50 pm: Break (5 min)

2:55 pm: Panel 1A, Role of different actors as "transmission belts"
Expert input: Caroline Authaler (10 min) + Michele Mioni (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Amanda Shriwise
- Role of colonial administrations, economic actors, international actors (e.g. ILO), and societal actors (e.g. missions)
- Actors operating at local, colonial, and transnational level

3:55 pm: Break (10 min)

4:05 pm: Panel 1B, Role of colonialism for different social policy areas
Expert input: Jessica Lynne Pearson (10 min) + Marlous van Waijenburg (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Amanda Shriwise
- Function of health and education services within colonial systems (e.g. to realize economic interests, to secure settlers + colonial administration and their families)
- Function of family policy and pension schemes (e.g. compensation for military, civil servants)

5:05 pm: End of online workshop day 1

 

DAY 2: METHODOLOGICAL AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL ISSUES
FRIDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2020, 3:00-5:05PM (GMT+2)

3:00 pm: Panel 2A, Concepts and measurement of colonialism
Expert input: John Gerring (10 min) + Matthew Lange (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Bastian Becker
- Concepts of colonialism
- Measurements of colonialism

4:00pm Break (5 min)

4:05 pm: Panel 2B, Methods to analyze colonial effects on social protection
Expert input: Johan Fourie (10 min) + Steffi Hamann (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Bastian Becker
- Quantitative methods
- Qualitative methods
- Possibilities and limitations

5:05 pm: End of online workshop day 2

 

DAY 3: CAUSAL MECHANISMS BETWEEN COLONIALISM AND SOCIAL PROTECTION II
THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER, 3:00-5:00PM (GMT+2)

3:00 pm: Panel 3A, Role of colonialism over time
Expert input: Zophia Edwards (10 min) + Daniel Künzler (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Judith Ebeling
- Interference of colonialism with other independencies such as trade relations, membership in international organizations, aid patterns
- Role of transnational events (World Wars, decolonization, Cold War)
- Changes and continuities between pre- and post-independence era

4:00 pm Break (5 min)

4:05 pm: Panel 3B, Summarizing discussion and concluding remarks
Chair: Carina Schmitt

5:00 pm: End of online workshop day 3

 

PARTICIPANTS

  • External experts: Caroline Authaler (University of Heidelberg); Gurminder Bhambra (University of Sussex); Zophia Edwards (Providence College); Johan Fourie (Stellenbosch University); John Gerring (University of Texas at Austin); Steffi Hamann (University of Guelph); Daniel Künzler (University of Fribourg); Matthew Lange (McGill University); Michele Mioni (University of Bremen); Jessica Lynne Pearson (Macalester College); Marlous van Waijenburg (Harvard Business School)
  • University of Bremen: ERC Starting Grant Project "Colonial Legacies of Social Protection" (COLSOC) with four participants, and CRC 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" with ca. 20 participants