23.04.2011 08:03

A New Era European Economic and Social Policy?

Post-Crisis Post-Lisbon Economic and Social Policy: A New Era?

A 2 Day Multidisciplinary Doctoral Workshop
University of Southern Denmark Odense,


14-16 th September 2011

Robert Boyer Senior Researcher at CEPREMAP (Paris) and GREDEG
(Sophia-Antipolis), currently invited Professor at Center For Business
and Politics, Copenhagen Business School Susana Borras Professor at
Center For Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School
Caroline de la Porte Associate Professor at Center for Welfare State
Research, Southern Denmark University
Per Kongshøj Madsen Professor in Department of Political Science,
Aalborg University
Claes Belfrage Lecturer in School of Politics and International
Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
Laura Horn Post-doctoral Researcher, Wolfgang Goethe Universitat,
Frankfurt and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

This doctoral workshop has been funded

by the programme Velfærdstat og

and is
offered in collaboration with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Contact: Caroline de la Porte (cpo@sam.sdu.dk <mailto:cpo@sam.sdu.dk>)

Thematic focus
The aim of this Ph.d. workshop is to illuminate what the “post-crisis
post-Lisbon” period comprises in terms of economic and then social
policy development. A brief retrospective analysis of European
governance transformation, since 1999, points out the spillover from
monetary and financial integration to the institutional imbalance of
European Union. Then the workshop focuses on analyzing how the acute
economic crisis of 2008 affects welfare reforms in different worlds of
welfare capitalism.

The analysis covers social protection (in particular
pensions and health care), labour market policy, but also investments in
areas such as education, as well as research and innovation. Secondly,
it sets out to identify how and through which mechanisms the EU2020
strategy - that replaces the Lisbon strategy coined in 2000 - impacts on
welfare reforms in different policy regimes and countries. To which
extent does the EU alleviate and/or strengthen the pressure for welfare
reform generated by the crisis and how does this differ across welfare
regimes and varieties of capitalism?

Thus, there will be a focus on
changes implemented by Member States in terms of policies and of
outcomes as a consequence of the crisis and of EU2020. It also includes
scrutinizing direct (positive or negative) integration in areas such as
labour market and social policy, research and innovation policy, as well
as education policy and sustainability policy. The latter are relevant
for competitiveness and are central in the EU2020 strategy.

Led by experts from a range of disciplinary perspectives, this doctoral
workshop on the emergence of post-crisis post-Lisbon governance and
policy will give young researchers the opportunity to engage in cutting
edge discussions to facilitate the progression of their thesis work.
Workshop faculty will give keynote lectures on the most recent
developments in
analysing issues of post-Lisbon. Furthermore, students will present
their work and receive feedback from their peers and from the faculty.

Prerequisite/progression of the course
Doctoral students must submit abstracts for selection by the 15 May 2011
(send to Caroline de la Porte: cpo@sam.sdu.dk <mailto:cpo@sam.sdu.dk>).
These will be evaluated by the staff and you will be notified of
acceptance by the 15 June 2010. The papers must be submitted by 15
August 2011.

Accommodating different stages of progression
Papers can include research designs, empirical chapters and critical
reflections on methodological problems. Students will be required to
present their research in thematised sessions. In addition to having
read each other’s work, students will be expected to have read a list of
key texts prior to the workshop to optimise collective learning.

Themes of the workshop are anticipated to be social and economic policy reform,
institution-building, policy governance, legitimation and impact
processes, and methodological issues. We aim to have 10-20 students.

Course content, structure and teaching
The doctoral workshop runs over two days with an additional one-day
preparatory pre-workshop session for faculty during which recent
research will be discussed to provide a strengthened platform ahead of
the workshop. The two day doctoral workshop will feature keynote
lectures, intensive and thematised panels and opportunities for doctoral
students to receive both feedback and supplementary supervision.

There will be one workshop dinner for all participants to facilitate informal

University of Southern Denmark

ECTS points: 2 for participation + 2 for paper

Claes Belfrage
Lecturer in International Politics
School of Politics and International Relations
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Campus
London, UK





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