INTRODUCTION State, Society & Citizen
– Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare State Development
Joint NordWel and REASSESS International Summer School is an intensive course organised by the Nordic Centres of Excellence The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges, NordWel
and Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model, REASSESS
. This is the fifth summer school NordWel is organizing and second as a joint venture with REASSESS.
The course is meant to give Nordic and foreign PhD students and young researchers access to the scholars doing cutting-edge research in the field in question. The aim of Summer School is to stimulate cross-disciplinary and multi-perspective discussions among the students and guest lecturers on the welfare state, its historical background and its future.
Welfare States have and can be studied from a number of theoretical and methodological approaches, with various chronological perspectives and with a focus on different empirical phenomena. As stated in the title “State, Society & Citizen – Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare State Development” our aim is to stimulate cross-disciplinary and multi-perspective discussions on the welfare state as a historical phenomenon and concept. The welfare state is understood as a broad concept and the summer school includes papers on welfare institutions; historical and social preconditions; ideas, visions and critiques; transnational and comparative perspectives as well as studies of agents and social movements. The summer school will – inspired by new trends within welfare research – challenge our often very narrow national and contemporary understanding of the welfare state. Our aim is to bring together PhD students and young researchers and stimulate a discussion that will challenge and maybe bring us beyond well-established concepts and understandings.
The Summer School takes place in the Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre administered by the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation. It is a well-known congress centre, located on a beautiful archipelago headland close to the Helsinki city centre. The Hanasaari cultural centre was inaugurated on 1 June 1975 by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and President Urho Kekkonen of Finland. The building was designed by architect Veikko Malmio, and its original interior decorations by Professor Yrjö Sotamaa.ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Pauli Kettunen Anneli Anttonen
University of Helsinki University of Tampere
Pirjo Markkola Klaus Petersen
University of Jyväskylä University of Southern Denmark
University of Turku
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