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RECWOWE graduate workshop 2011: Adapting European welfare states to the emergence of new social risks

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When 12-05-2011 09:00 to
13-05-2011 17:00
Where Lausanne, Switzerland
Contact Name Aurelien Abrassart
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by Amélie Guisseau last modified 26-01-2011 14:58


RECWOWE graduate workshop 2011

Adapting European welfare states to the emergence of new social risks


Swiss graduate school of public administration (IDHEAP), Lausanne, Switzerland
Thursday and Friday 12‐13 May 2011



The socio‐economic context in which welfare states operate has undergone substantial changes over the last few decades. These include, most significantly, the decline of industrial employment and the expansion of the service sector; the massive entry of women into labour markets, and migrations.

These developments have resulted in a major shift in social risk in comparison to the postwar years. While traditional welfare states provided a replacement income to those who were temporarily or permanently unable to work, today new social risks have emerged. These include the fact of being a working poor, being long term unemployed, possessing insufficient human capital, reconciling work and family life.

The objective of this workshop is to discuss these new social risks and the policy responses that are being developed to deal with them.


Senior scholars:

The following experts will make comments on papers and give lectures:

  • Giuliano Bonoli, Professor of Social Policy, IDHEAP
  • Patrick Emmeneger, Associate Professor, Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark
  • Yuri Kazepov, Professor of Comparative Social Policy and Urban Sociology, University of Urbino
  • Birgit Pfau‐Effinger, Professor of Sociology, University of Hamburg
  • Daniel Oesch, Assistant Professor, University of Lausanne
  • John Stephens, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Centre for European Studies,
  • University of North Carolina (USA)



Interested students are requested to send in an abstract (max. 750 words) of the project or the paper they plan to present. The abstract should give information on research question, theory, methodology, and (expected) findings.

The number of participants will be limited to 20.

Application deadline is 15th March 2011.

Please send application to Aurelien Abrassart.

Applicants will be notified about acceptance by 31st March 2011.


You will find more information about the workshop in the call below:



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RECWOWE Magazine June 2011

RECWOWE Newsletter (No. 14)

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