The Welfare state: national, transnational, international
- Sandrine Kott (Professor of European Contemporary history, Geneva University)
- Thursday 19 January 2017
2311 BD Leiden
National governments have elaborated and used social policies to construct the nation from inside and to project it outside since the end of the 19th century. Nevertheless this nationalist construction should not obscure the role which the transnational circulation of ideas and know-how played in the elaboration of welfare models. The lecture will describe how this internationalisation process has been carried out, in which context, by whom and what role international associations and organisations have played in this process.
Followed by the debate Contested Borders. Accessibility of Social Services for Refugees