Gästforskare: Global Governance and Welfare Politics: Associate Professor Christopher Ansell, UC Berkeley, Guest Professor at...

Tidsperiod: 2010-07-01 till 2011-12-31

Projektledare: PerOla Öberg

Finansiär: Forte

Bidragstyp: Internationellt samarbete

Professor Christopher Ansell is a very popular and awarded teacher at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published extensively on globalization and crisis management, social movements, Europeanization and national borders, and on global governance. Although diverse phenomenon, they are all important to understand the development of modern welfare politics and policy.The Department of Government at Uppsala University already hosts a creative and developing research milieu, with internationally acknowledge research on Welfare Policy, i.e. on social policy, health policy, labor market policy, and immigration policy. Although globalization and governance for obvious reasons are already important themes in all those aspects of welfare politics, professor Ansell’s emphasize on problems of global governance expresses theoretical perspectives and raise questions less elaborated upon. Hence, the integration of professor Ansell in this environment will be an important and welcome injection to rethink, renew and improve research and teaching in Public Administration and Welfare Politics at Uppsala University.Professor Ansell will collaborate closely with colleagues in a FAS-sponsored project: “Politics of Welfare between Technocracy and Ignorance”. He will contribute with his expertise on governance and social network analysis, and help establish an international network on those issues. Professor Ansell will also informally co-supervise a number of PhD-students. Furthermore, he will teach a Social Network course for PhD-students, co-organize an international PhD-course on “Governance, Welfare Politics, and Expertise”, and lecture on a Master’s course (Governance and the State). Professor Ansell will visit Uppsala once or twice each year during the period 2010-2012. His first visit will begin May 15, 2010.