Majandusteaduskonna teadusseminar 6. oktoobril
- Aeg:06.10.14 - 06.10.14
6. oktoobril toimub kell 16.00-17.00 ruumis SOC-413 majandusteaduskonna ingliskeelne teadusseminar.
David Mayes, University of Auckland, NZ "The changing welfare state and democracy in Europe".
Abstract: This presentation draws on the results from a three-year research project into the implications of welfare policy for the forms of democratic arrangement that are likely in Europe over coming years. This project was part of a wider study, labelled RECON, run by ARENA at the University of Oslo. It looks at the challenges to welfare policy from a wide number of directions, including: the increasing role of the private sector, including public-private-purchasing initiatives; the challenge of localisation; the pressure of debt; and the rising role of unelected bodies. It also considers how welfare policies are developing across Europe. With the rapid changes in central and eastern Europe that traditional paradigms of Nordic, Continental, Anglo-Saxon and Mediterranean regimes are becoming less clear. Furthermore as the Open Method encourages increasing policy learning among the member states of the EU further convergence might be expected.
The presentation focuses in particular on a special study of the costs of children which formed the main area of empirical research. While many of the individual working papers have been published by RECON and The Europe Institute Journal, two books have also been published by Edward Elgar: David Mayes and Mark Thomson, The Costs of Children; David Mayes and Anna Michalski, The Changing Welfare State in Europe.
The seminar is held in English. Copies of the paper will be available at the seminar.
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