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2 pm - 3.30 pm
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
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WiSe 2021/22

Stephen Devereux (Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, and Mercator Fellow at CRC 1342) is a leading expert in Social Policy in southern Africa. 

Devereux is currentliy working on a book on social protection agents and agencies in Africa. In this lecture he will look at methodological and ethical issues, as well as some of the interesting findings from interviews he has conducted so far.


The lecture will most likely be held online via Zoom. The link to join in will be shared in due time.

08.10.2021 Workshop

Developments and Changes in Education Systems across Global 'Cultural Spheres'

Teilprojekt A05: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

9.30 am - 5.45 pm
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The datailed workshop schedule will be updated in due time.

13.10.2021 Lecture

Immigration, solidarity and social class

Prof. Lea Ypi, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))

2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
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SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
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Progressive scepticism about immigration is rooted in the idea that there is a trade-off between openness to immigration and support for the welfare state. The response to this has so far been to take seriously the nation-state model of solidarity and to seek ways to incorporate its challenges of so as to adapt that model to the circumstances of contemporary politics. The two most prominent avenues are what one might call multicultural solidarity, on the one hand, and supranational solidarity, on the other. In this paper I want to defend a third model, what I will call class-based solidarity. I argue that class-based solidarity offers a more attractive response to the progressive dilemma, illustrate how it relates to the notions of political community we are familiar with and conclude by emphasising the relevance of social class in building bonds of solidarity.

Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Before joining the LSE, she was a Post-doctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College (Oxford) and a researcher at the European University Institute where she obtained her PhD.

She has degrees in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and has held visiting and research positions at Sciences Po, the University of Frankfurt, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, the Australian National University and the Italian Institute for Historical Studies.

Centre Marc Bloch
Friedrichstraße 191
10117 Berlin
9 am - 3.15 pm (Friday); 9.30 am - 12.00 pm (Saturday)
Dr. Michele Mioni
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Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen


15 October 2021

Germaine Tillion Room, 7th Floor

Welcoming of participants and public

Institutional and scientific introductions

Keynote: Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark)

Panel 1: Entangling National and International Perspectives: the Case with UNRRA and Italy (WWII)

Healthcare, Politics and Welfare Reforms. The Health Division of the Unrra Italian Mission, 1944-1947
Silvia Inaudi (Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa)

A new school for a new Welfare. Education and social workers in the aftermath of the Second World War in Italy
Domenica La Banca (ISEM/CNR)

Redefining State-society relationships. Humanitarianism, social actors and post-war assistance policies in Italy and France
Giacomo Canepa (Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa)

11:15-11:30 Break

Panel 2: Transformative Impacts of War: State Policy and Social Actors (WWI)

Idlers, Victims, Heroes: the Unemployed under Military Occupation (Belgium, 1914-1918)
Sophie De Schaepdrijver (The Pennsylvania State University), Samuel Kruizinga (University of Amsterdam)

Unreliable Promises: Citizenship, Economic Persecution and Right to Compensation for War Damages in the German case (1914-1928)
Cristiano La Lumia (University of Naples Federico II – Scuola Superiore Meridionale)

‘L’aigle Boche sera vaincu. La tuberculose doit l’être aussi’. National and International Mobilisations against the TB in France, 1914-1922
Michele Mioni (University of Bremen)

War and the establishment of welfare ministries
Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen, SFB 1342)

12:45-14:00 Lunch

Panel 3: Transformative Impacts of War: State Policy and Social Actors (WWII)

Hyperinflation as a Laboratory for Socio-economic Reforms: the social foundations of post-war stability in Hungary, 1945-1946
Szinan Radi (University of Nottingham)

Towards «National Welfare»: Social Change and Cooperation between Czechs and Germans during the Second World War
Radka Šustrová (University of Cambridge)

The universal military conscription and its aftermath in Europe: the change of the paradigm of the civil-military relations
Serhiy Choliy (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute)

16 October 2021

Germaine Tillion Room, 7th Floor

Panel 4: Warfare and Welfare on a Global and Transnational Scale (WWI and II)

Europe in need: women in humanitarian aid in the first half of the 20th century
Francesca Piana (ISG – Trento)

From charity to welfare. The transnational role of the Pontificia Commissione di Assistenza (1944-1953)
Elena Serina (University of Naples Federico II – Scuola Superiore Meridionale)

The Warfare-Welfare Nexus in British and French West African Colonies in the Course of the First and Second World Wars
Carina Schmitt & Amanda Shriwise (University of Bremen, SFB 1342)

11:00 -12:00
General discussion and conclusions



Michele Mioni (Univerity of Bremen),

Fabien Théofilakis (Paris 1/CHS_CMB),


The event should - theoretically - be held in a hybrid format with the presence of a public at the Marc Bloch Center provided that the «3-G» rule (vaccinated, cured, tested) is respected. For those tested, the negative result must not be older than 24 hours (rapid test) or 48 hours
(PCR test).
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