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Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

The International Centre for Public and Social Policy is an active academic community, hosting several major conferences in recent years. These include: 

  • Organised and hosted 'From Third Way to Which Way?', the annual conference of the Social Policy Association
  • Co-organised Policy and Politics conference at Bristol University, 'Politics of Austerity or the Austerity of Politics?'
  • Hosted the Founding Workshop for The Astarte Programme, a joint initiative between the IcPSP and the Public Management and Policy Association
  • Hosted a workshop on research opportunities in public and social policy: 'Research Opportunities - the voluntary sector and beyond' led by Angus Anderson and Sharon Clancy
  • Organised and hosted annual UK conference of the treESS (Training and Reporting on European Social Security) network on behalf of the European Commission

We also organise a regular seminar programme. Recent presentations include: 

  • How should we understand science policy and where can we find it? - Dr Sujatha Raman
  • Academic Publishing in the 21st century: A guide for the perplexed - Alison Shaw, Director of The Policy Press
  • "The third way is dead, long live the third way". The strange death of New Labour's welfare reforms - Professor Alan Deacon
  • Conservative social policy: A coalition of Conservatives? - Professor Hugh Bochel
  • "Credit Crunch": We are missing the point - Richard Minns
  • State welfare and political legitimacy - Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby
  • Financialization 'off-plan': The displacement of UK buy-to let - Professor Andrew Leyshon
  • What (if anything) is wrong with inheritance tax? - Professor Stuart White
  • Joined up (good) governance? Links and missing links between evidence and policy - Dr John Turnpenny
  • Trust: The first casualty of partnership working - Professor John Diamond
  • What is the reach and what are the limits of the European Union's influence on Member States' social secruity and healthcare systems? - Dr Rob Cornelissen (Advisor, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission)

International Centre for Public and Social Policy

School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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