Shifting Notions of Social Citizenship: The “Two Wests” (Workshop)


Date: Jun 12, 2014

Shifting Notions of Social Citizenship examines the impact of the decline of the welfare state on claims to social citizenship, and projects the consequences for democratic participation in Europe and the United States.

In this international workshop, organized by Professor Alice Kessler-Harris, sociologists, political scientists, contemporary historians, and theorists of social policy will explore how the decline of the welfare state will affect present and future conceptions of citizenship and political participation.

Conference Schedule:

Session: What Happens When Safety Nets Go?
9:00 am-12:30 pm

Chair: Donna Kesselman, University Paris Est Créteil

Christian Lammert, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin
Privatization and Self-Responsibility: Patterns of Welfare State Development in Europe and the United States Since the 1990s

Beatrix Hoffman, Northern Illinois University
Markets against Democracy: Lessons from American Health Care

Sébastien Chauvin, University of Amsterdam
In the shadow of employment precarity: worker loyalty, informal careers and the challenge of organizing in low-end temporary staffing

Session: The Future of the Family
2:00-5:30 pm

Chair: Mario Del Pero, Institut d’Études Politiques

Chiara Saraceno, University of Turin
The refamilization of social protection in the face of social inequality and the pluralization of family forms

Robert O. Self, Brown University
Breadwinner Liberalism and Its Discontents in the American Welfare State: A Premise to the Future

Daniela Del Boca, University of Turin
Social policies, motherhood and household time use across countries

Laura Lee Downs, European University Institute, Florence
What Future for Social Protection in France? The Case of the “Colonies de Vacances”

Date: Jun 12, 2014

Shifting Notions of Social Citizenship examines the impact of the decline of the welfare state on claims to social citizenship, and projects the consequences for democratic participation in Europe and the United States.

In this international workshop, organized by Professor Alice Kessler-Harris, sociologists, political scientists, contemporary historians, and theorists of social policy will explore how the decline of the welfare state will affect present and future conceptions of citizenship and political participation.

Conference Schedule:

Session: What Happens When Safety Nets Go?
9:00 am-12:30 pm

Chair: Donna Kesselman, University Paris Est Créteil

Christian Lammert, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin
Privatization and Self-Responsibility: Patterns of Welfare State Development in Europe and the United States Since the 1990s

Beatrix Hoffman, Northern Illinois University
Markets against Democracy: Lessons from American Health Care

Sébastien Chauvin, University of Amsterdam
In the shadow of employment precarity: worker loyalty, informal careers and the challenge of organizing in low-end temporary staffing

Session: The Future of the Family
2:00-5:30 pm

Chair: Mario Del Pero, Institut d’Études Politiques

Chiara Saraceno, University of Turin
The refamilization of social protection in the face of social inequality and the pluralization of family forms

Robert O. Self, Brown University
Breadwinner Liberalism and Its Discontents in the American Welfare State: A Premise to the Future

Daniela Del Boca, University of Turin
Social policies, motherhood and household time use across countries

Laura Lee Downs, European University Institute, Florence
What Future for Social Protection in France? The Case of the “Colonies de Vacances”

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