International PhD Workshop on ‘Varieties of Welfare Capitalism in Times of Socio-Economic Insecurity’
The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin invites PhD students to participate in a workshop on ‘Varieties of Welfare Capitalism in Times of Socio-Economic Insecurity’, taking place on May 20-21, 2019. The established institutional configurations across varieties of welfare capitalism are increasingly coming under pressure by factors such as globalization, declining economic growth, dualization in the labour market, or digitalization.
While, traditionally, a strong focus has been laid on investigating the causes for differences in welfare capitalism, a new emphasis has emerged on examining the effect varieties of welfare capitalism have on politics. How are changing welfare states affecting citizens in their political behaviour or party politics? When do they favour innovations in social policy? This workshop aims to discuss both perspectives as well as their interdependence. What drives institutional change and which consequences does it have?
A keynote speech will be held by Giuliano Bonoli, Professor of Social Policy at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration at the University of Lausanne.
Organizing team at the Hertie School of Governance: The workshop is organized by Licia Bobzien and Lukas Jerg (PhD candidates) and the PhD Affairs Team of the Hertie School of Governance.