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CEEDR seminar: Welfare to work, governance and the politics of inequality

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START DATE 25 January 2012
START TIME 12:00am
END DATE 25 January 2012
END TIME 12:00am

A CEEDR seminar

The full title of this seminar is, 'A CEEDR seminar: Welfare to work, governance and the politics of inequality:A comparative study of strategies for people on sickness benefits in the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands.'

The increasing number of recipients of disability and long-term sickness benefits has resulted in the introduction of specific welfare to work programmes in OECD countries. Through a comparative analysis of the UK, Denmark and Netherlands, selected as representations of different modes of governance and spaces of regulation, the paper argues that both on an individual and collective basis welfare to work is an arena of negotiation and resistence by different actors, including benefit claimants. The paper attempts to address the deficiencies of a 'top down' approach to policy and governance by highlighting the different sites of negotiation and the way this can shape and modify policy implementation. The paper presents the findings from preliminary research which is intended to form the basis of a collaborative ESRC proposal.

The invited speaker for this seminar is Dr Jo Ingold, from Leeds University Business School. Dr David Etherington from Middlesex University will also be speaking at the seminar.

Time: 4:30-6pm

Location: Model Farmhouse, Barn 2, Hendon campus

Further information: Refreshments will be provided. Anyone is free to attend but you must confirm your attendance by emailing Pamela Macaulay: , postgraduate and PhD students are particularly welcome to attend.


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