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The Nordic Centres of Excellence in the NordForsk NCoE Programme on Welfare Research:
The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges (NordWel) and
Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model (REASSESS):

Joint NordWel and REASSESS International Summer School 2010


State, Society & Citizen

– Cross- and Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare State Development


Odense, 15-20 August 2010

NCoE NordWel and NCoE REASSESS in cooperation with the Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark, organize an international summer school in Odense, 15-20 August 2010.

Welfare states can be studied from a number of theoretical and methodological approaches, with various chronological perspectives and with a focus on different empirical phenomena. The aim of the summer school is to stimulate discussions across disciplines and thereby foster innovative cross-disciplinary and multi-perspective research. To this purpose the summer school brings together PhD students and well-established scholars in scientific exchanges.

Distinguished international scholars lecture in thematic sessions on: Religion & the Welfare State, Immigration & the Welfare State, The Service Sector in the Welfare State, as well as Agency & Welfare State Development.

The list of senior scholars, who have confirmed their participation, includes Bernhard Ebbinghaus (University of Mannheim), Bruno Palier (Sciences Po, Paris), Christoph Conrad (University of Geneva), Gerhard Ritter (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Gøsta Esping-Andersen (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Julia Lynch (University of Pennsylvania), Joakim Palme (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm & Uppsala University), Marta Szebehely (Stockholm University), Noel Whiteside (University of Warwick), Olli Kangas (Kela, Helsinki), Philip Manow (University of Konstanz), Wim van Oorschot (Tilburg University), Bjørn Hvinden (Nova, Oslo), Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), Pirjo Markkola (Jyväskylä University), Cathie Jo Martin (Boston University), Christine Trampusch (Universität Bern)as well as Patrick Emmenegger, Klaus Petersen and Jon Kvist (all University of Southern Denmark, Odense).

We invite PhD students from different disciplinary backgrounds both within and outside the Nordic countries to participate in discussing the development of the welfare state, its preconditions, present status and how we ought to study it. PhD students present their papers in parallel sessions and get feedback from senior scholars and junior colleagues.

We welcome paper proposals by PhD students on the themes of the thematic sessions as well on welfare and the welfare state more generally. Papers are selected on basis of their quality. Papers can be written from a broad historical or contemporary perspective and from disciplines such as sociology, history, social policy, political science, and political philosophy.

Course fee

The Course fee is 100 Euros. Accommodation is financed by NCoE NordWel and NCoE REASSESS. It is possible to apply for a travel grant after a confirmation of acceptance by the organizing committee.

How to apply

PhD students interested in participating in the summer school should send an abstract (½ page) for a paper proposal and a short biography (including list of publications) by email no later than 1 February 2010 to coordinator Tina Drejer:


For inquiries, please contact the organizing committee:

Assistant professor Patrick Emmenegger: emm@sam.sdu.dkCALL FOR PAPERS

Professor Jon Kvist:

Professor Klaus Petersen: