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Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe

Calls

Currently two calls are open: a permanent open call and a call for work-in-progress papers (deadline: 25th September 2009, open only for RECWOWE members). For further details, please scroll down. 

Work in Progress Call

‘Work in Progress’ on the analysis of Tensions between Work and Welfare

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The RECWOWE Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe seek to promote the diffusion of research and research integration activities that have taken place within the network. The series aims to offer a broader forum for the presentation of work carried out in the framework of RECWOWE tasks. It is expected that in many cases publication in the series will represent an intermediate stage on the route to the final dissemination of research and research integration findings in academic journals and other scholarly publications.

In the framework this call, the series editors invite submissions that present findings and ideas from the ‘Work in Progress’ phase of RECWOWE’s activities, with papers derived from the work of the variety of tasks established in the second period of the network’s activities.

‘Work in Progress’ papers will

  • Discuss the new concepts, frameworks and approaches that have been developed for the analysis of tensions between work and welfare in Europe
  • Present initial results from work conducted within RECWOWE with the aim of filling important gaps in empirical knowledge of the tensions between work and welfare, and their management at different levels (supranational, national, local, household, firm…)

The tensions between work and welfare can refer to any of

  • Antagonisms between labour market flexibility and socio-economic security
  • Reconciling family and employment
  • The relationship between the quality and quantity of employment
  • The adaptation of welfare states to the post-industrial economy

This call is open to any researcher attached to one of the RECWOWE partner institutions. Potential authors should refer to the instructions for authors and the editorial policy of the RECWOWE Working Papers series.

Word limit for papers in this call: 12,000 words, including endnotes
Deadline for submissions: Friday 25th September 2009

For further information, please contact Daniel Clegg or Alexander Goerne.

Permanent Open Call

Open Call for Papers focussed on the cross-national comparative and European-level analysis of tensions between work and welfare

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The Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series seeks to promote the diffusion of research and research integration activities taking place within the network and being produced by other researchers working on issues of work and welfare in Europe who seek to disseminate and publicise ongoing research. For network participants, it aims to offer a broader forum for the presentation of work carried out in the framework of RECWOWE tasks. For others, it represents an opportunity to pilot work in progress. It is expected that in many cases publication in the Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series will represent an intermediate stage on the route to the final dissemination of research and research integration findings in academic journals and other scholarly publications.

In the framework of this open call, the Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series invites submissions that analyse the tensions between work and welfare specifically

  • in cross-national comparative perspective
  • with reference to the European dimension

The tensions between work and welfare can refer to any of

  • Antagonisms between labour market flexibility and socio-economic security Reconciling family and employment
  • The relationship between the quality and quantity of employment
  • The adaptation of welfare states to the post-industrial economy

Cross-national comparative papers will explicitly analyse aspects of any one of these tensions in two or more national contexts. European countries can be compared with each other, or with countries outside the European Union. The aspects of the tensions analysed can refer to policy processes, policy outputs or policy outcomes, or any combination of these.

Papers focused on the European dimension will analyse the role of European institutions and policies in framing understandings of these tensions and in shaping the development of policy responses at national and sub-national levels.

This call is open to any scholar active in research on work and welfare issues. Potential authors should refer to the instructions for authors and the editorial policy of the Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series.

Deadline for submissions: None

For further information, please contact Daniel Clegg or Alexander Goerne.

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