Justifying Welfare

Magnus Paulsen Hansen – in conversation with Fiona Dukelow and Michael McGann

March 25th – 10:00 GMT

In 2019, I published a book (The moral economy of activation) on justification of activation reforms in Denmark and France. The book used concepts from the French pragmatic sociology of Boltanski and Thévenot to build a mapping of various ‘cities of unemployment’ used to evaluate existing policies and to justify, as well as criticize, reforms. In my talk I will briefly present the framework and what insights it may shed light on at the level of public debate, at local level of public employment services, and, at a more speculative level, how to approach think about (un)employment in and after the pandemic.

Magnus Paulsen Hansen — Roskilde University Research Portal

Magnus Paulsen Hansen (Roskilde University)Dr Fiona Dukelow

Fiona Dukelow (University College Cork)Michael MCGANN | Research Fellow | PhD, M.A., B.A. (hons) | National  University of Ireland, Maynooth, Maynooth | NUI Maynooth | Department of  Sociology

Michael McGann (Maynooth University)