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)
Fiona Dukelow (University College Cork)
Michael McGann (Maynooth University)