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Seminar: Individualization and the Delivery of Welfare Services
The seminar aims at highlighting various challenges of welfare service delivery in the contemporary welfare state(s). Time and date: Thursday 20 October 2011, at the University of Helsinki.
15.00 Opening words by professor HELENA BLOMBERG-KROLL
15.15 Professor ANNA YEATMAN (University of Western Sydney, Australia): “Freedom, Welfare and the Claims of the Self”
16.00 Comment by professor emeritus JORMA SIPILÄ (University of Tampere)
16.45 Postdoctoral Researcher LENA NÄRE (University of Helsinki): “Familism and Migrant divisions of labour in the Italian welfare regime”
17.30 Comment by M. Soc.Sc. SAARA PELLANDER (University of Helsinki)
Professor Anna Yeatman is the Foundation Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the University of Western Sydney. An interdisciplinary political theorist she engages in both theoretical and applied-theoretical research. Her current research interests concern individualization and politics, service delivery and effective citizenship, government capacity and citizenship as well as Hannah Arendt's political thought. Postdoctoral research fellow Lena Näre, University of Helsinki, is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Migration Research (SCMR), University of Sussex. Her research interests include the moral economy of the private employment of migrant workers for care and domestic work in southern Europe.
Venue: The Swedish School of Social Science, Snellmaninkatu 12, room 234
Organisers: Academy of Finland project "The Shaping of Occupational Subjectivities of Migrant Care Workers: a Multi-Sited Analysis of Glocalising Elderly Care" and the Nordic Centre of Excellence: The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges, NordWel. The seminar is part of the activities of NordWel’s theme group "The Value Systems and Legitimacy in the Nordic Welfare State Model". Www: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/nord-wel/