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9 september 2015

Two calls for papers (deadlines in October and November 2015)

New opportunities are arising for INSPIRES' researchers and affiliates to share their research efforts. Social Policy and Administration will celebtrate its 50th anniversary with a free conference in Birmingham on April 1th, 2016 (Birmingham, United Kingdom) and invites proposals for papers looking backward and forward in social policy. The organization of the IPSA conference (July 23-28 2016, Istanbul Turkey) is especially interested in submissions from the INSPIRES team for a panel on policy learning.

The deadline for abstract submissions for IPSA is on October 7, 2015. For more information please visit: https://istanbul2016.ipsa.org/my-ipsa/events/istanbul2016/panel/how-do-policymakers-learn-configurations-political-learning-and-po

The deadline for abstract submissions for the SP&A 50th Anniversary Conference is on November 1th, 2015. The following information was provided by the organizers:

In 2016 'Social Policy and Administration' will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free conference in Birmingham on 1st April. The plenary speakers are Prof Peter Taylor-Gooby 'The Divisive Welfare State' and Prof Daniel Beland 'Ideas and Social Policy: Looking Backwards and Forwards'. So please hold the date.

This is a call for papers, which will be published in SP&A 50(6). The broad theme is looking backward and forwards in social policy. The broad theme is looking backward and forwards in social policy. This involves exploring some of the main themes of the journal, and of wider social policy over the past 50 years (compare Powell 2006, SP&A, 40(3): 233-49), as well as looking forward to new and emerging issues in social policy. Abstracts are invited on topics such as:
- Trends in social policy over the past 50 years
- Analysis of changes in the discipline of social policy over the past 50 years
- Welfare state reform
- The new era of austerity
- International and comparative social policy (paritcularly East Asia)
- Quantitative / economic approaches
- New social risks

Abstracts with a maximum of 500 words should be sent to the conference organiser, Evelina Balandyte, e.balandyte@bham.ac.uk by 1st November 2015. Authors of chosen papers will be notified by 15th November 2015, and full papers must be submitted by 1st March 2016 to Prof Bent Greve, bgr@ruc.dk

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