Events of Project B01

07.11.2019 - 08.11.2019 Conference

Causal Mechanisms in the Analysis of Social Policy Dynamics

Teilprojekt B01: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Haus der Wissenschaft
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Contact Person
Organisation

Recent theoretical and methodological developments in the social sciences converge into the approach of "mechanism-based explanation". Originating from different disciplines such as analytical sociology, political sociology, comparative historical analysis and qualitative research in political science, mechanism-based approaches stress that phenomena cannot fully be explained by correlations between variables: Causal mechanisms are the "cogs and wheels" that scholars come across when opening the "black box" of correlations.

Despite the expanding literature on this topic, two deficits have not been resolved so far:

  1. There is no convincing compilation of mechanisms that drive social and political processes. Previous proposals for a comprehensive list of mechanisms collect elements of very different scales and levels. There is no shared understanding on what level (micro, meso, macro) mechanisms should be allocated and what elements a mechanism should have to count as a mechanism.
  2. There is also a lack of systematic applications of mechanism-based approaches to an entire policy field. So far, mechanism-based approaches have primarily been used in single case studies or comparative case studies with a limited scope and range. Adopting a mechanism-based approach for studying the transnational dynamics of an entire policy field might be a decisive test for the fruitfulness of mechanism-based approaches.


This conference aims to stimulate discussion on the characteristics of causal mechanisms, and to establish a closer link between these concepts and the study of social policy dynamics.

PROGRAMME

Day 1

9.00-9.30
Registration and welcome coffee

9.30-10.30
Gary Goertz, University of Notre Dame
The veil of ignorance – causal mechanism – process tracing methodology

10.45-12.15
Session 1: Theorizing Mechanisms

Lunch

13.30-14.30
Renate Mayntz, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Promise and limits of mechanism-based explanation

14.45-16.15
Session 2: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics – Comparative Approaches

16.45-17.45
James Mahoney, Northwestern University Causal mechanisms and theories of causality: Three approaches

18.00-19.30
Session 3: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics – Transnational Interdependencies

Day 2
9.30-11.00
Session 4: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics – Single Case Studies

11.15-12.30
Plenary Session: Could we hope to compile a list of basic causal mechanisms?
Peter Starke, University of Southern Denmark Delia González de Reufels, Johanna Kuhlmann, Frank Nullmeier, Klaus Schlichte, University of Bremen

Lunch

13.45-15.15
Session 5: Mechanisms of Social Policy Dynamics in Latin America

15.30-16.30
Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester The rise and fall of Bismarckian social policy in Latin America

Place
Unicom building
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser
Organisation
Partic. Organisation
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe
Semester
WiSe 2019/20

14.08.2019 - 16.08.2019 Internal Workshop

Developments in health and long-term care systems in the Americas

Teilprojekt A04: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.350, 3.380, 3.390
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
tba
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading experts working on Northern, Central, and South America to discuss historical and contemporary developments in health and long term care. In line with the research program of CRC 1342, we are especially interested in discussing the potential role of transnational linkages or interdependencies that contributed to the introduction and any subsequent reforms of health and/or long term care systems within the region. As this also necessitates an understanding of what systems actually looked like at the time of their establishment - however embryonic - another aim of the workshop is to address the challenges of identifying and/or generating reliable data, particularly for Central and South America, as well as for a period of observation that may date back to as early as the turn of the 20th Century.

Attendance by invitation only.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading experts working on Northern, Central, and South America to discuss historical and contemporary developments in health and long term care. In line with the research programme of CRC 1342, we are especially interested in discussing the potential role of transnational linkages or interdependencies that contributed to the introduction and any subsequent reforms of health and/or long term care systems within the region. As this also necessitates an understanding of what systems actually looked like at the time of their establishment - however embryonic - another aim of the workshop is to address the challenges of identifying and/or generating reliable data, particularly for Central and South America, as well as for a period of observation that may date back to as early as the turn of the 20th Century.

Attendance by invitation only.

PROGRAM

Day 1 Workshop, Room 3.3380

10:00-10:30
Introductory remarks & welcome
by Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang

10:30-11:15
Introduction to A04 Project "Global developments in health care systems and long
term care as a new social risk"
by Dr. Lorraine Frisina-Doetter and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss

11:15-11:30
Coffee break, Room 3.3390

11:30-12:30
Healthcare system developments in the Caribbean
Presentation by Dr. Elsada Diana Cassels

12:30-13:45
Lunch break, Room 3.3390

13:45-16:15
Healthcare system developments in Brazil
Presentations by Dr. Dick Salvatierra, Dr. José Carvalho de Noronha and Dr. Beatriz Nascimento

16:15-16:45
Welcome drink

Day 2 Workshop, Room 3.3380

9:00-11:00
Health care and long-term care system developments in the United States
Presentations by Dr. Ben Veghte and Dr. Pamela Doty

11:00-11:15
Coffee break, Room 3.3390

11:15-12:00
Introduction to B02 Project "Emergence, Expansion, and Transformation of the
Welfare State in the Cono Sur in Exchange with (Southern) Europe (1850–1990)"
by Prof. Dr. Delia Gonzalez de Reufels

12:00-13:15
Lunch break, Room 3.3390

13:30-15:45
Health and long-term care system developments in Chile
Presentations by Prof. Dr. Alejandra Zúñiga Fajuri, Dr. Mauricio Matus-Lopez and Dr. Pablo Villalobos Dintrans

15:45-16:00: Coffee break, Room 3.3390

16:00-17:45
Roundtable discussion (topic tba)
led by Prof. Dr. Delia Gonzalez de Reufels

19:00
Dinner at Ratskeller Restaurant, Address: Am Markt, 28195 Bremen

Day 3 Workshop, Room 3.3380

9:30-10:30
The significance of LTC as a new field of analysis and presentation of A04 typology of long-term care systems
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang and Johanna Fischer

10:30-10:45
Coffee break, Room 3.3390

10:45-12:45
Long-term care system developments in Costa Rica and Uruguay
Presentations by Dr. Mauricio Matus-Lopez and Alexander Chaverri-Carvajal

12:45-14:00
Lunch Break, Room 3.3390

14:00-15:45
Healthcare system developments in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Cuba
Presentation by Dr. Pol de Vos

15:45-16:15
Coffee break, Room 3.3390

16:15-16:45
Presentation of A04 healthcare systems typology by Dr. Achim Schmid and Gabriela de Carvalho

16:45-17:45
Final roundtable discussion on the challenges of researching and classifying systems of the Global South
led by Dr. Lorraine Frisina-Doetter and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss

17:45-18:15
Closing remarks by Prof. Dr. Delia Gonzalez de Reufels

19:00-21:00
Sightseeing tour/group activity, tba

02.07.2019 Internal Workshop

Informed Consent for Data Storing/Sharing with Qualiservice

Dr. Jan-Ocko Heuer
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
10 am - 12 pm
Contact Person

Informed consent is usually an ethical and legal requirement for social research, and researchers are expected to obtain consent from people to participate in research and for the use of the information collected. Yet, with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, the legal framework for informed consent has changed considerably. In this workshop, Jan-Ocko Heuer from Qualiservice will deal with key issues regarding informed consent for research and data storing/sharing with Qualiservice (the Research Data Centre for qualitative data from social research currently implemented at the SOCIUM). Topics include: legal framework; core principles of consent; formats for consent; when to seek consent; informing participants; consent in special cases; consent forms; withdrawing consent. It is recommended that from each (qualitative) research project that plans to archive data at Qualiservice, one researcher should attend the workshop. Registration is not required.

26.06.2019 Lecture

Labour Policy, Germanness, and Nazi Influence in Brazil

Prof. Ursula Prutsch, Dr. (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2 pm - 4 pm
Organiser
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Organisation
Lecture Series
Jour Fixe
Semester
SoSe 2019

19.06.2019 Internal Workshop

Workshop Project Area B

Projektbereich B: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

This internal workshop of project area B serves to ensure the exchange of information between the case study centred projects and to apply and further develop the theoretical concepts of causal chains and causal mechanisms.

Place
GW2
Room: B2770
Universitäts-Boulevard 13
28359 Bremen
Time
12.30 pm - 1.30 p.m.
Organiser
Partic. Organisation
Teilprojekt B02: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

29.05.2019 Internal Workshop

Causal Mechanisms in Social Sciences

Prof. Derek Beach, PhD (Aarhus BSS)
Place
Unicom Buidling
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
9 am - 5 pm
Contact Person

For attending the workshop, it is necessary to read Derek Beach's latest book "Process-Tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines" (2nd edition), which he co-edited with Rasmus Brun Pedersen, and to shortly present a causal mechanism that is relevant to the participant's project.

08.05.2019 Internal Workshop

Workshop Project Area B

Projektbereich B: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

This internal workshop of project area B serves to ensure the exchange of information between the case study centred projects and to apply and further develop the theoretical concepts of causal chains and causal mechanisms.

06.03.2019 Internal Workshop

Workshop Project Area B

Projektbereich B: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
9 am - 12 pm
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

 

This internal workshop of project area B serves to ensure the exchange of information between the case study centred projects and to apply and further develop the theoretical concepts of causal chains and causal mechanisms.

16.01.2019 Internal Workshop

Workshop Project Area B

Projektbereich B: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
12.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

This internal workshop of project area B serves to ensure the exchange of information between the case study centred projects and to apply and further develop the theoretical concepts of causal chains and causal mechanisms.

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organisation

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09:15-09:30 Welcome
Delia González de Reufels

09:30-09:50 Promoting the ‚Model Country‘: The Visualization of Uruguayan Public Assistance Policies in the República Batllista (1903-1932)
Teresa Huhle
09:50-10:15 Discussion

10:15-10:35 Working for a Healthy and Modern Nation: The Chilean Instituto de Higiene and the Official Photo Book of 1910
Delia González de Reufels
10:35-11:00 Discussion

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-11:40 Social Policy for Productivity. The Figure of the Worker in the Visual Propaganda of Fascist Italy and Peronist Argentina (1922-1955)
Katharina Schembs
11:40-12:05 Discussion

12:05-12:25 For a Healthy and Hygienic Post-Revolutionary Citizen. Cinema and Hygienic Education in Mexico from the 1920s to 1940s
María Rosa Gudiño Cejudo
12:25-12:50 Discussion

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break and Coffee

14:30-14:50 Film as Instrument of Social Enquiry. The British Documentary Film Movement in the Late 1930s
Christine Rüffert
14:50-15:15 Discussion

15:15-15:35 "In Any Case, the Fees Are the Same for All": Physicians and the Welfare State in Early French TV Broadcasts
Joël Danet
15:35-16:00 Discussion

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:00 Concluding Remarks and Final Discussion
Delia González de Reufels

21.11.2018 Internal Workshop

Workshop Project Area B

Projektbereich B: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Internal Events

This internal workshop of project area B serves to ensure the exchange of information between the case study centred projects and to apply and further develop the theoretical concepts of causal chains and causal mechanisms.

14.11.2018 Workshop

The Global History of the New Deal

Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel (Maastricht University)
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Organiser
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Organisation
Cooperation

The historian Kiran Klaus Patel from the University of Maastricht presents his current book "The New Deal. A Global History". In preparation, the participants read parts of the book to discuss them with Kiran Klaus Patel in the workshop. The passages to be discussed and the guiding questions will be communicated in advance.

Registration: The number of places in this workshop are restricted. Please register by sending a short email to Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels at dgr@uni-bremen.de.

05.07.2018 Lecture and Discussion

Learning from global history! "King Cotton" as a Model - New Approaches to Social Policy Research

Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier; Dr. Dieter Wolf (SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen)
Place
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3390
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Organiser
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person
Dr. Dieter Wolf (SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen)

"King Cotton" is a gripping narrative of the history of the global marketing and industrialisation of cotton and an alternative explanation for the phenomenon of global capitalism. But the book offers possibilities to think beyond the narrow focus of the topic.

Some of these possibilities with regard to the "other side" of capitalism, the (often missing or inadequate) social policy and the welfare state will be presented and discussed in this event.