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Second Call for Papers: Shifting to Post-Crisis Welfare States in Europe? – Long Term and Short Term Perspectives, Berlin June 4 – 5, 2013

Shifting to Post-Crisis Welfare States in Europe? – Long Term and Short Term Perspectives

International conference, Berlin, June 4 – 5, 2013

New extended dealine: March 1, 2013

Welfare states develop, change and adapt to changing circumstances. Long-term incremental transformations, short-term ruptures and crises have been intertwined in the making and changing of welfare states. Over the last five years welfare states have been hit by a severe financial crisis. Its effects are in various ways related to structural changes associated with globalization, immigration, generational structures, and old and new social risks. The financial crisis has demonstrated international interdependencies and made the problems concerning the democratic legitimacy of national welfare states and European integration visible.

Against this background the conference Shifting to Post-Crisis Welfare States in Europe? – Long Term and Short Term Perspectives brings together distinguished academics from across the world to discuss whether we are going through a tough time – as a phase in the normal development and adaptation of welfare states – or whether we are facing a complete transformation or even a decline of the welfare state as we know it.

The format of the conference is a combination of plenary keynotes given by some of the most central welfare researchers of today and paper sessions where the work of well-established researchers, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students are discussed. We open up for papers on a variety of topics related to the long- and short-term transformations of welfare states

Key note speakers: Peter Hall (Harvard University, US), Kimberly Morgan (George Washington University, US), Ann Orloff (Northwestern University, US), Bruno Palier (Director of Research, CNRS, Sciences Po, FR), Joakim Palme (University of Uppsala, SE), Chiara Saraceno (Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), DE & Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, IT)

FULL CALL FOR PAPERS WITH PROGRAMME

Abstracts are submitted to the coordinator Heidi Haggrén (heidi.haggren@helsinki.fi). Abstracts should be about 200 words and sent as a Word or PDF attachment.

Deadlines:

Abstract deadline is March 1, 2013 (extended dead-line).
Successful applicants will be informed by March 15, 2013.
Deadline for full papers is May 10, 2013.

For further information please visit conference website http://blogs.helsinki.fi/nord-wel/iwec2013/ or contact coordinator Heidi Haggrén (heidi.haggren@helsinki.fi).