Theda Skocpol, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Christoph Conrad, Professor of History, Université de Genève
Per Selle, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen
Jürgen Kocka, Holberg Prize Laureate 2011 and Professor of History
Simone Lässig, Professor of History and Director of Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig
Stein Kuhnle, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen
Programme (the symposium was held in English)
09.00: Welcome by Ivar Bleiklie, Director of Holberg Prize
09.05: Christoph Conrad:
"CROWDING OUT OR CO-PRODUCTION? THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE INTERPLAY IN THE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY"
Christoph Conrad received his PhD from the Free University of Berlin and is, since 2002, Professor of contemporary history at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include the comparative and transnational history of the welfare state, the development of public opinion and market research as well as the history of national historiographies in Europe. He is currently working on an overview of the relationships between nation building and historical consciousness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Watch/listen to the lecture.
09.35: Theda Skocpol:
"TEA PARTY MOBILIZATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA’S GENERATIONALLY UNEVEN WELFARE STATE"
Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. At Harvard, she has served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and as Director of the Center for American Political Studies. Skocpol’s work covers an unusually broad spectrum of topics including both comparative politics and American politics. Skocpol’s current research focuses on social policy changes during the Obama presidency; the Tea Party movement in the United States; and the development of higher education in cross-national perspective. Watch/listen to the lecture.
10.05: Per Selle:
"A SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC MODEL OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE WELFARE STATE? THE NORDIC CASE"
Per Selle is Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen and Senior Researcher at Norut - Alta. His research interests include voluntary organizations and welfare states, enviromental movements, political culture, indigenous politics and democratic theory. He has been jointly in charge of The Norwegian part of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Non-Profit Sector Project (CNP) and was a member of the group leading the Norwegian Power and Democracy Project. Watch/listen to the lecture.
10.30: Coffee/tea break
10.45: Holberg Prize Laureate Jürgen Kocka:
"CONFLICTS AND CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE WELFARE STATE SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY. GERMANY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE"
Jürgen Kocka is the Holberg Prize Laureate 2011. He is a historian of modern Germany and Europe and he is particularly interested in comparative approaches, social history and cooperation with the social sciences. From 1973 to 2009 he taught history at the University of Bielefeld and the Free University of Berlin. As a Visiting Professor he teaches regularly at the University of California, Los Angeles and he is presently a Permanent Fellow at the International Research Center re:work at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Watch/listen to the lecture.