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National Research University Higher School of Economics → Educational Departments → Faculty of Social SciencesInternational Conference 'Professionalism reconsidered: changes and challenges in welfare states'

International Conference 'Professionalism reconsidered: changes and challenges in welfare states'

 

The Conference aims to discuss topical issues of professionalism in the context of transfor­mation of social policy reforms and is dedicated to the memory of HSE Professor, the co-founder and the first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Policy Studies, Pavel V. Romanov (1964-2014). Pavel Romanov made a significant contribution to the development of the sociology of modern professions, organizations and the welfare state, as well as the methodology of qualitative research. The proposed conference continues the traditions of social anthropological studies of professions and social policy that were laid down by Romanov in the course of his work. The conference will help to intensify the international academic debate on issues related to professionalism in the con­text of ongoing changes in social policy, both at a global and local level. As such, the conference aims to promote the development of the sociology of professions, work and employment in Russia with reference to the latest trends in the world of social science.

Examples of topics to be addressed at the conference is not limited by the following list:

  • Professionalism and the welfare state in the context of contemporary sociological theory: a revision of analytical perspectives
  • Key elements of professionalism in the modern era: professions caught between the state, the market and civil society
  • The "precarisation" of professional work in the social sphere
  • "Inclusive" professionalism. Social inequality and occupational culture in the formalization of care
  • The "Mediatization" of welfare occupations
  • Professional culture in the context of reform in the welfare state
  • Professions within the organizational context of social policy: managerialism and the new autonomy
  • Occupations in the education system and the education of professionals: the potential and limitations of the reforms
  • Glocalization of professionalism: inside and outside of welfare states