WORKING GROUP 2 (WG2): THE MIXED ECONOMY OF WELFARE

WG2 focuses on the interaction between the public and voluntary sectors in the field of social welfare at the local, national and international level. The WG calls into question still widespread historical narratives that consider the role of the voluntary sector merely as a prior step in the development of the welfare state. WG2 focuses instead on the continuous entanglement and interdependence of public and private domains in the construction of national welfare systems since the mid-19th century. This working group defines various patterns of public-voluntary sector interactions in the field of social welfare. Through empirical cases the working group analyses how the public and voluntary sectors collaborate and compete with each other for resources, control and responsibility. The interaction between public and voluntary sectors is treated as a dynamic process that leads to the emergence of new institutions. The working group asks whether this interaction results in the creation of hybrid welfare structures where the lines between public and voluntary sectors are blurred or clear cut, and asks in which cases (and why) these connections give rise to a “mixed economy of welfare” based on official partnerships. Finally, the WG works at the crossroads of biography and institution, mapping the trajectories of individuals like Abbé Pierre (Les Compagnons d’Emmaüs) or Celia John (Save the Children) through both public and voluntary sectors and identifying patterns and strategies behind this transversal activism.


DR FABIO GIOMI

WORKING GROUP 2 LEADER


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Isidora Grubački

WORKING GROUP 2 CO-LEADER
Hungary



MEMBERS


Morgane Labbé

France


Kristýna Kaucká

Czech Republic

DR Sonja Matter


Lola Zappi

France


Ariane Mak

France


Zuhal Unalp Cepel

Turkey


Pirjo Markkola

Finland


Paolo Borioni

Italy


Anikó Bernát

Hungary


Jelena Matancevic

Croatia


Daniel Pavlovski

Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of


Nereida Hadziahmetovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina


Christophe CAPUANO

France


Lucie Dušková

Czech Republic


Tanja Rietmann

Switzerland


Johanna Annola

Finland


Stefano Petrungaro

Italy


Christoph Conrad

Switzerland


Pat Thane

United Kingdom


Célia Keren

France


Danijel Baturina

Croatia


Efi Avdela

Greece


Clarisse Berthezene

FRANCE​


Laura Downs

Italy


Linda Guerry

France


Berkay Ayhan

Turkey


Lindsey Earner-Byrne

Ireland


Lukas Posselt

Switzerland


Antoine Perrier

France


Jovana Papovic

France


Daša Ličen

Switzerland