Social Policy across Borders

Ann: a conference in Cambridge, 12-13 September

Social Policy across Borders: Commonalities, Convergence and Paradoxes in Connectivity, 1850-1975
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX, UK
12 Sep-13 Sep 2008
Deadline: 5 Sep 2008

Foreign models play a critical role in contemporary debates about social policy. Politicians, journalists and experts frequently cite foreign models when seeking viable alternatives or when merely framing political arguments. The origins and functions of these policy models, however, remain little understood. This conference will investigate the widespread domestic, transnational and international communication about social policy since 1850. An international group of established scholars and advanced post-graduate students from a variety of disciplines have committed to explore global connections about social policy at this conference. More information, including the programme and link to registration, is available on the conference website.