Call for papers – 17th ESPAnet 2019 Conference, 5-7 September in Stockholm.

The Conference theme is: Social Citizenship, Migration and Conflict – Equality and opportunity in European welfare states. Deadline for abstract submission 31 March 2019

The conference is open to those active in social policy research and welcomes contributions from all relevant disciplines. The conference will have the following 28 streams to which abtracts are welcome. 

More information about each stream and abstract submission here

The Conference streams are:  

  1.  Atypical Employment in the Context of Cultural Change and Welfare State Change
  2.   Migration, welfare and political contestation in the European space
  3.   Social Policy and Lone Parent Families: Recognizing Diversity
  4.  On justice in social policy
  5.  Reconciling ecological and social citizenship?
  6.  Comparative Methodology: Causal Inference in Social Policy Analysis
  7.  Care in times of flexible employment
  8.  Social inequalities in ageing
  9.   Family policy, gender and modern work-family dilemmas
  10. The Politics of Social Investment in Europe and around the World
  11. Social Europe: Welfare policies and European integration
  12. Emerging issues for church-state welfare settlements in the current era of populism, identity politics, and economic uncertainty
  13. European social policy from non-European Perspectives
  14. Migrant and transnational families’ access to formal and informal welfare
  15. Social assistance and activation measures: mechanisms and impacts
  16. Integrating young people in the labour market, integrating methodologies
  17. Street-Level Organizations and the Contested Politics and Practices of Refuge in Europe
  18. Social citizenship in the technological era
  19. Health, social exclusion, and social policy solutions
  20. Reforming pension systems – inequalities in employment, retirement and wellbeing in later life
  21. The Politics of Education
  22. Immigration and the welfare state
  23. The social legitimacy of the welfare state and public opinion: Welfare values and attitudes as drivers and consequences of social policies
  24. The financialization of housing
  25. Innovative approaches to labour market inclusion
  26. Migrant care workers: Patterns of integration and social policies
  27. Populism, democracy and social policy
  28. Open Stream


Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission:               31 March 2019
Notification of acceptance:                          30 April 2019
Registration opens:                                       1 May 2019
Deadline for payment of conference fee:    15 July 2019
Full papers are due by:                                    End of July 2019
Conference:                                              5-7 September 2019

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