International summer school: State Society and Citizen

NCoE NordWel and NCoE Reassess organise the summer school "State, Society & Citizen – Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare State Development". The course aims to stimulate discussions across disciplines and foster innovative cross-disciplinary research on the development of welfare states over time. The summer school brings together PhD students and well-established scholars in scientific exchanges.

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Helsinki, Finland 12.08.2012 til 17.08.2012




Welfare states can be studied with a number of theoretical and methodological approaches, from various chronological perspectives and with a focus on different empirical phenomena. Distinguished international scholars representing different disciplines and cross-disciplinary approaches lecture in this summer school organised in collaboration between NCoE NordWel (The Nordic Welfare State - historical foundations and future challenges) and NCoE Reassess (Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model).


PhD students from different disciplinary backgrounds both within and outside the Nordic countries are welcome to participate in the course, discussing the development of welfare states, their preconditions, present status and how we ought to study them. PhD students present their papers in parallel sessions and get feedback from senior scholars and junior colleagues. Poster sessions are included.


Paper proposals by PhD students are welcome. The approved proposals will be selected on the basis of their quality. Papers can be written from a broad historical or contemporary perspective and come from different disciplines such as history, social policy, sociology, political science, and political philosophy. Guidelines for papers and posters will be sent in connection with the letters of approval.



Course fee

The course fee is 150 euros. Accommodation is financed by the organising centres. A limited number of travel grants will be available.

Deadline for applications

Interested applicants are asked to submit an abstract (max 400 words) for a paper and a short biography including a list of publications by e-mail no later than 29 February 2012 to coordinator Heidi Haggrén. For updates, please check

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