OISP Seminars

Comparative Social Policy Seminar Series Hilary Term 2017

Our Social Policy seminar series have finished for the Academic Year 2016-7. Here is the more recent programme:

Comparative Social Policy Seminar Series Hilary Term 2017

Social Policy and Inequalities

Week 1 Thursday 19 January 2017

Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Department of Social Policy and Intervention

‘Pension Marketization and Inequalities in Old Age: From Old to New Social Risks?’


Week 2 Thursday 26 January 2017   

Diane Perrons, London School of Economics

‘Gender and Austerity:  Alternatives in a Global Context’ 


Week 3 Thursday 2 February 2017

Diego Sanchez-Ancochea, Oxford Department of International Development

‘The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South’


Week 4 Thursday 9 February 2017

Clare Bambra, Durham University    

‘Scaling Up: The Politics of Health and Place’


Week 5 Thursday 16 February 2017

Emmanuele Pavolini, University of Macerata and Wim van Lancker, University of Antwerp

‘Childcare Policies and Inequalities: Between Social Class and Ethnic Background’ 


Week 6 Thursday 23 February 2017

Pepper Culpepper, Blavatnik School of Government   

‘Public Anger, Business Power, and the Regulation of Finance in the UK and the US’


Week 7 Thursday 2 March 2017

Ruth Lupton, University of Manchester and Gabriel Gutierrez, UCL Institute of Education


‘The Privatisation of the Public School System in Chile and England


Week 8 Thursday 9 March 2017

Karl Falkenberg, European Commission       

‘Reconciling Social and Environmental Objectives for a Sustainable Future’

Key themes for the OISP seminar series have included: the crisis of the welfare state, inequality and financial crises, unemployment, labour market policy and inequality, the recession and family formation, economic growth, job insecurity and the peripheral workforce.