7 Annual ESPAnet Conference 2009
The future of the welfare state Paths of social policy innovation between constraints and opportunities
Urbino (Italy), 17-19 September 2009 DiSSPI Department • Faculty of Sociology • University of Urbino “Carlo Bo” • Italy
The Annual ESPAnet Conference 2009 focuses on the future of the welfare state. More precisely it will address paths of social policy innovation highlighting existing constraints, path dependencies and opportunities of social policy change. The conference provides a forum to address theoretical and methodological questions, to reflect on inter- and multi-disciplinarity in social policy research and to discuss new analytical trends. It will also deal with changing paradigms in the concept of the welfare state and in the actual configuration of social policy innovation in Europe and beyond. Shifts in underlying basic principles will also be addressed, ideas or objectives, and factors which might drive such changes and what directions they might indicate for the future of the welfare state.
Important dates 15 March 2009 = deadline for abstract submission 27 April 2009 = Notification of selected abstracts 2 May 2009 = registrations open 15 Jun 2009 = Early bird registration and deadline for (some) hotel options 15 August 2009 = Deadline for paper submission 1 September 2009 = Papers online 17-19 September 2009 = Conference