Jour Fixe

Place


Bremen
Time
2 pm - 3.30 pm
Organiser
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person
Partic. Organisation
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe
Semester
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.

13.10.2021 Lecture

Immigration, solidarity and social class

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


Bremen
Time
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Contact Person
Organisation
Partic. Organisation
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe

Abstract
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.

About
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.