PhD Course: ‘Social Protection for Development in the Emerging Welfare States of Latin America and the Caribbean'
The purpose of this multidisciplinary doctoral course is to critically assess the origins, challenges and debates around social protection systems and welfare regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Norwegian Latin America Research Network ( NorLARNet) and the Department of Global Development and Planning (University of Agder) are pleased to invite applications for the doctoral course ‘Social Protection for Development in the Emerging Welfare States of Latin America’.
The course will be held in Kristiansand, Norway, at the University of Agder from 25-27 October 2017.
The application deadline is Monday 26 June 2017.
- Prof. Armando Barrientos, Professor of Poverty and Social Justice at the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester.
- Prof. Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at the Institute of the Americas of the University College London and Editor of the Palgrave/Macmillan Studies of the Americas Series.
- Dr. Diego Sánchez Ancochea, Director of the Latin American Centre and Associate Professor in the Political Economy of Latin America at the University of Oxford.
- Prof. Morten Blekesaune, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Agder.
- Dr. Stephen Kidd, Director / Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways
- Dr. Gibrán Cruz-Martínez, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Global Development and Planning of the University of Agder, Kristiansand.
PhD course format
There will be a maximum participation of 20 students, and the language of instruction will be English. The course will be organised into two parts. Guest lecturers will be chairing seminars in 2-hour slots. Lecturers will assign reading materials for discussion in the seminars. PhD students’ presentations will be intercalated with the seminars and will be organised according to Walter Korpi’s Rules to encourage lively discussions and scholarly critical exchanges.
- PhD students’ papers are circulated – and read – in advance of the course
- papers are presented by a discussant (PhD student), rather than the author
- afterwards, the author briefly reacts to the discussant's presentation, leaving a large part of the time to a general critical discussion among all participants (lecturers + PhD students)
Course participants will receive a Course Certificate, which recommends either 10 or 3 ECTS credits (please consult the section on ‘Credits’ in the course description).
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