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Ph.d. workshop: Challenges to the welfare states? Immigration, diversity and populism

We hear almost on a daily basis that the welfare states are threatened. This is conveyed by politicians, newspapers, part of the academic community

Last modified: 04.08.2015

THEME

We hear almost on a daily basis that the welfare states are threatened. This is conveyed by politicians, newspapers, part of the academic community. Trust and social cohesion is being eroded, it is being said. Immigration and policies of multiculturalism have been identified as part of the problem. This workshop looks further into these welfare-migration-multiculturalism debates and discusses how this has influenced policy debates, populist responses and electoral attitudes.
The workshop welcomes all proposals for papers discussing the general framework as well as aspects of this.
 

The two-day workshop will have three key-note presentations

  • Dr. Markus M. L. Crepaz, University of Georgia, Are we our Brother's keeper? Immigration, the Welfare State, and the Limits of Community
  • Dr. Polit. Anniken Hagelund, The Institute for Social Research (ISF), Oslo, Immigration and the Nordic welfare state. Good guys and bad guys
  • Professor Christian Albrekt Larsen, Aalborg University, Ethnic heterogeneity and public support for welfare policy. Experiences from the US, UK, Sweden and Denmark
     

FORM
 

PhD students submitting papers and draft chapters are expected to do so by e-mail meret@cgs.aau.dk and martinjo@cgs.aau.dk by 20th of February at latest and at maximum of 7,000 words.
The key-note speakers, the local organizers of the workshop (Susi Meret and Martin Bak Jørgensen) and participating PhD students will provide comments for papers. It is possible to participate without paper, but we strongly encourage all participants to present a paper to make the most out of this event. There is a max. of 18 PhD students participating with papers.
 

ORGANIZERS

  • The Research School - Welfare State and Diversity
  • Research network on Nordic Populism (NOPO), Assistant Professor, PhD Susi Meret, Institute for Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University meret@cgs.aau.dk
  • Nordic Migration Research (NMR), Assistant Professor, PhD Martin Bak Jørgensen, Institute for Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University martinjo@cgs.aau.dk
     

ECTS

1 ECTS for participation and further two 2 ECTS for presentation of papers.
 

COSTS
 

Participation: FREE including lunches (1st and 2nd of March) and dinner in the center of Aalborg the 1st of March  Participants must pay their own travel costs and accommodation. There will be a dinner also to be paid by the participants themselves. We hope that all will be able to participate.

NB: PhD students who are members of the Nordic Migration Research Network and the Nordic Populism Network (NOPO) can apply for grants for travel and accommodation.
 

Program.

Marcus Crepaz
Anniken Hagelund
Christian Albrekt Larsen
Research programme welfare-state-and-diversity
Nordic Migration Research (NMR)