OISP Seminars

Comparative Social Policy Seminar Series Hilary Term 2017

Comparative Social Policy Seminar Series Hilary Term 2017


All lectures in the Comparative Social Policy Hilary seminar series are from 17:00 – 18:30, including an opportunity for questions and discussion. They will each be held in the Violet Butler Room at Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford. For directions please see: https://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us.html


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.