Archived Events

Archived events of the department "Political Economy of the Welfare State".

Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
2 p.m.
Partic. Organization:
Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Bremen

Place:
Parliament House (Haus der Bürgerschaft)
Room: 2. Stock
Am Markt 20
28195 Bremen
Time:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact Person:

06.04.2016Lecture

Interessengruppen und die vergleichende Politik sozialer Dienstleistungen

Dr. Peter Starke (University of Southern Denmark)
Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time:
4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Cooperation:
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Universität Bremen; Forschungsverbund "Welfare Societies", Universität Bremen
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
SoSe 2016

31.07.2014 - 02.08.2014Workshop

Tax and Welfare States beyond the OECD

Dr. Hanna Lierse (Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" (CRC 597), University of Bremen); Prof. Dr. Carina Schmitt; Dr. Laura Seelkopf
Place:
Gästehaus Teerhof
Auf dem Teerhof 58
28199 Bremen
Time:
31.7.: 9 am - 6 pm; 01. Aug. 9 am - 5 pm; 2. Aug.: 9 am - 1 pm
Partic. Organization:
Sonderforschungsbereich "Staatlichkeit im Wandel" (Sfb 597), Universität Bremen

The major share of the public and academic debate on the revenue and the spending side of the welfare state is directed towards the level and composition of the welfare state in advanced Western democracies. Our workshop aims at expanding the discussion in two respects: First, we address the welfare state beyond the OECD by explicitly analyzing developing countries or emerging markets. Second, we invited scholars focusing on the spending and the revenue side of the welfare state to get a more comprehensive picture of the welfare state. Until now, both coins of the welfare state have been discussed separately.

Download: Programm

Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend the morning panels.

For further information please contact:
Hanna Lierse, E-Mail: h.lierse@jacobs-university.de
Laura Seelkopf, E-Mail: l.seelkopf@jacobs-university.de

Place:
Collaborative Research Center 597
Room: Großer Vortragssaal (1. Stock)
Linzer Straße 9a
28359 Bremen
Time:
16:15 - 17:45
Organization:
Dr. Steffen Schneider

Place:
Atlantic Hotel Universum
Wiener Straße 4
28359 Bremen
Time:
14:30 - 16:30
Organization:
Melike Wulfgramm

Social policy is constantly under pressure to adjust to political, social and economic changes. In reaction to structural forces such as globalisation, rising market inequalities and demographic change, advanced welfare states in OECD countries were significantly restructured over the past two decades. While the reform trajectories have been intensively studied, the social and political repercussions of these reforms were often neglected. Therefore this panel invites contributions that analyse the intended and unintended social outcomes and political reactions connected to welfare state transformation in advanced democracies. We invite empirical papers from all social science disciplines which deal with these questions from a comparative perspective.

05.03.2014 - 07.03.2014Workshop

Program Evaluation - Microeconometric Methods and Practical Applications

Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam)
Place:
University of Bremen, GW2
Room: B2280
Bibliothekstraße 1
28359 Bremen
Time:
9 a.m.
Organizer:
Lukas Fervers; Matthias Pohlig (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen); Tim Schröder (Institute for Empirical and Applied Sociology (EMPAS), University of Bremen); Melike Wulfgramm

The aim of this workshop is to provide researchers and advanced students with a deeper understanding of microeconometric policy and program evaluation. We will use the potential outcome approach as a general principle to examine identification and estimation of treatment effects under various types of assumptions. Several methods, e.g., matching, instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, and regression-discontinuity design will be discussed and implemented.

Place:
Zentrum für Sozialpolitik, Unicom-Building
Room: 3380
Mary-Somerville-Straß 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
16:15 - 17:45
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2013/14

The European Commission is at the centre of the EU political system. Within its five-year terms each Commission proposes up to 2000 binding legal acts and thus crucially shapes form and substance of EU policy that impacts on the daily lives of more than 500 Mio European citizens. However, despite the EU Commission’s outstanding role in setting the agenda for European decision making, little is known about its internal dynamics when preparing legislation. We do not know why the EU Commission at times proposes legislative drafts that disembogue into a situation characterised by opposition from Member States, that introduce strikingly high or low standards, or that contradict each other. How can we understand at times puzzling proposals? What drives the Commission when proposing such legislation?

To answer these questions position formation of 48 legislative proposals in the areas of research and innovation, consumer policy and the intersection of social and common market policies (1999-2009) is traced and systematically compared. The project reveals that various internal positions prevail and that power and conflict inside the European Commission are essential to understand the substantial policies that are proposed for Europe. Opening the black box Commission, we identify three ideal types of internal position formation. The Commission is depicted as motivated by technocratic problem solving, by competence seeking utility maximization or ideologically motivated policy-seeking. Specifying conditions that favour one logic over the others, the typology furthers our understanding of how the EU system functions and provides novel explanations for EU policies with substantial societal implications.

Place:
Centre for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik)
Room: 3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
16:15 - 17:45
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2012/13

24.11.2011 - 25.11.2011Workshop

The Global Economic Crisis and the Welfare State. Short-Term Responses and Long-Term Effects

Alexandra Kaasch; Dr. Peter Starke; Franca van Hooren
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
24.11.: 9 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.; 25.11.: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.