Digital Evening-Lecture with John Clarke

DFG Research Training Group 2493 "Consequences of social services work"

December 6th, 2023; 6-8 pm


This semester we are delighted to have John Clarke (Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, The Open University, UK) as a speaker in our Evening-Lecture. He will talk about: “Remaking welfare, remaking states: disciplining the social in the ruins of neoliberalism.”

J. Clarke summarises the content of his speech as follows

“In this talk I explore the remaking of welfare states through their constituent parts (welfare, state and nation) in an era dominated by the demands and crises of neoliberalism. At the core of these changes has been a commitment to disciplining the contested and unruly field of the social to better align it with neoliberal fantasies of a modern people. At the same time, the recurrent failures of neoliberalism have been displaced onto the social in the hope that they may be contained there.”

Date and time: 6th of december, 6-8 pm (c.t.)

Access: The lecture will take place via webex.

There is no registration required for this event and it is free of charge.