WSF Attendance and WelfSOC Book Launch at ESPAnet Conference 2017, 14 – 16 September, Lisbon

banner_ISPAnetThis year’s ESPAnet conference takes place under the theme “New Horizons of European Social Policy: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges” from 14 – 16 September in Lisbon, Portugal. Quite a few researchers from the WSF network will attend and present WSF perspectives on risks, opportunities and challenges for European welfare states to a broader academic public.

One highlight is the presentation of the Oxford University Press monograph “After Austerity. Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession“, edited by WelfSOC team members Peter Taylor-Gooby, Benjamin Leruth, and Heejung Chung. This book examines welfare state transformations across a representative range of European countries and at the EU level, and considers likely new directions in social policy. It reviews the dominant neo-liberal austerity response and discusses social investment, fightback, welfare chauvinism, and protectionism. The book will be launched at ESPAnet 2017 on 15 September at 6.30 pm in the Auditório Óscar Soares Barata.

WSF researchers have also taken over a stream at ESPAnet 2017. Maria Asensio (HEALTHDOX), Beatriz Padilla (UPWEB) and Sonia Hernández-Plaza (UPWEB) are convening a stream on “The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures”, with several HEALTHDOX, MIFARE, UPWEB and WelfSOC researchers joining them. The stream aims to survey current efforts of policy-makers to adapt their health systems and analyze the effects of these reforms on health expenditures, health inequalities/inequities and public opinion. For further information, go to espanetlisbon2017.eu/streams/.

Access the full program under espanetlisbon2017.eu/programme/.


HEALTHDOX

Scott Greer (HEALTHDOX Cooperation Partner, University of Michigan), Co-author: Margitta Maetzke (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

Paper Session B.1: Welfare States in Transition – Bringing Light into the ‘Black Boxes’ of Reform Processes. Explaining Social Policy Reforms in Health Policy

Thursday 14 September, 3.30 – 5.30 pm, Auditorium 6

Paper Title: Claiming Authority Over Health Care in Germany, England and the USA


Tamara Popic (University of Lisbon), Simone Schneider (Trinity College Dublin)

Paper Session D.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Friday 15 September, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 9

Paper Title: Portuguese Public Opinion Toward Healthcare in the Context of Crisis


Paula Blomqvist, Ulrika Winblad (Uppsala University)

Paper Session D.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Friday 15 September, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 9

Paper Title: Reform and Re-Orientation in the Scandinavian Health Care Systems. Has the Model Lost Its Defining Characteristics?


Mare Ainsaar, Oliver Nahkur, Ave Roots, Co-author: Raul-Allan Kiivet (University of Tartu)

Paper Session E.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Saturday 16 September, 9 – 10:30 am, Room 9

Paper Title: Challenges of E-Health Systems Developments in Europe – Analyses of A Country Case of Estonia


Karen Anderson, Andra Roescu (University of Southampton)

Paper Session F.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Saturday 16 September, 12 – 13:30 am, Room 9

Paper Title: Satisfaction with the Health Care System in the Netherlands. A Panel Approach


Maria Asensio, with Beatriz Padilla and Sonia Hernández-Plaza (UPWEB)

Stream 24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Friday 15 September, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 9

Saturday 16 September, 9 – 10:30 am, Room 9

Saturday 16 September, 12 – 13:30 am, Room 9


MIFARE

Troels Fage Hedegaard, Christian Albrekt Larsen (Aalborg University)

Paper Session C.21: Comparative Methodology: Causal Inference in Social Policy Analysis

Friday 15 September, 9 – 11 am, Room 5

Paper Title: Coming to Europe: American Exceptionalism and American Migrants’ Adaption to Comprehensive Welfare States


Jeanette Aj Renema (Radboud University), Verena Seibel (University of Konstanz)

Paper Session D.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Friday 15 September, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 9

Paper Title: Immigrants’ and Natives’ Attitudes Toward Health Care in Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands


UPWEB

Hannah Bradby, Sarah Hamed (Uppsala University)

Paper Session D.9: How Healthcare Systems and Welfare Regimes Respond to Migrants’ Heath Needs

Friday 15 September, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 8

Paper Title: How Expectations of Health and Welfare Systems Are Accommodated, Resisted and Exacerbated in the Context of Diversity in Different European Health and Welfare Systems


Jenny Phillimore (University of Birmingham), Sarah Hamed (Uppsala University), Florence Samkange-Zeeb (University of Bremen), Co-author: Vera Rodrigues (ISCTE)

Paper Session D.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Friday 15 September, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 9

Paper Title: Bricolaging for Resilience: Organisational Adaptation to Superdiversity, Austerity and Welfare Restructuring Across Different European Welfare Regimes


Tilman Brand, Hajo Zeeb (Leipniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology)

Paper Session E.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Saturday 16 September, 9 – 10:30 am, Room 9

Paper Title: Unmet Needs for Healthcare in Superdiverse Neighbourhoods: Reasons and Determinants


Florence Samkange-Zeeb, Silja Samerski (University of Bremen)

Paper Session E.24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Saturday 16 September, 9 – 10:30 am, Room 9

Paper Title: The Role of Language in Shaping and Determining the Experience of Healthcare Access and Provision in Superdiverse Neighbourhoods


Beatriz Padilla and Sonia Hernández-Plaza, with Maria Asensio (HEALTHDOX)

Stream 24: The Achilles’ Heel of Health Care Futures

Friday 15 September, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Room 9

Saturday 16 September, 9 – 10:30 am, Room 9

Saturday 16 September, 12 – 13:30 am, Room 9


WelSOC

Heejung Chung, Co-author: Mariska van der Horst (University of Kent)

Paper Session A.7: Empirical Research on Labour Market and Care Issues from a Capabilities Perspective

Thursday 14 September, 1 – 3 pm, Room Lisboa

Paper Title: Flexible Working and Work Intensity in the UK: The Role of Gender and Parental and Occupational Status


Katharina Zimmermann, Jan-Ocko Heuer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Paper Session A.4: Welfare, What For? Rethinking the Welfare State

Thursday 14 September, 1 – 3 pm, Room 8

Paper Title: Rights and Obligations in Times of Austerity: Citizen’s Perceptions of Welfare Conditionality from A Multidimensional Perspective


Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent)

Plenary Session

Friday 15 September, 6:30 – 7 pm, Auditório Óscar Soares Barata (Ground Floor)

Launch of the Oxford University Press Book: “After Austerity. Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession”


Bjorn Hvinden (NOVA), Steffen Mau (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent)

Paper Session E.1: Welfare States in Transition – Bridging Light Into the ‘Black Boxes’ of Reform Processes. Social Policy Change in Europea and Beyond: Where Will We Go from Here?

Saturday 16 September, 9 – 10:30 am, Auditorium 11

Paper Title: Perceived Interests, Solidarities and Divisions in Thinking About Welfare State Futures


Tatjana Rakar, Masa Filipovic Hrast (University of Ljubljana)

Paper Session E.1: Welfare States in Transition – Bridging Light Into the ‘Black Boxes’ of Reform Processes. Social Policy Change in Europea and Beyond: Where Will We Go from Here?

Saturday 16 September, 9 – 10:30 am, Auditorium 11

Paper Title: The Change and Futures of the Slovenian Welfare State: A View from Deliberative Forums