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Conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.

17.10.2019 - 17.10.2019Lecture

The University in World Society. Liberalism, Neoliberalism, and Now Anti-Liberalism

Prof. John W. Meyer (Stanford University)
Haus der Wissenschaft
Room: Olbers-Saal
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
6 pm
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen
Contact Person:
WiSe 2019/20

Higher education expanded rapidly worldwide after World War II. At the beginning of the period, there were many doubts about its contribution to development. These negative assessments receded over time, and changed to positive ones with neoliberal global hegemony: Education was central to the model, and expanded very rapidly. In particular, many social effects of higher education were reconceptualized as economically valuable “service sector” activities. Recent global attacks on neoliberalism – and on its higher educational component – may alter these trends, weakening and redirecting educational foci.

Gästehaus der Universität
Teerhof 58
28199 Bremen
Thursday 6.2.2020: 12 - 8 pm, Friday 7.2.2020: 9 am - 2 pm
Partic. Organization:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
WiSe 2019/20

Spring Conference of the Section on Social Network Analysis of the German Sociological Association (DGS), February 6 / 7, 2020

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