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Sino-Nordic Workshop on
 Comparative Welfare Regimes:
 Governance Innovation and Social Service Provision

Beijing, 27-28 August 2018

Venue: Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), 10th floor, CASS office building, 5 Jianguomennei Street, Beijing

Organizers: Sino-Nordic Welfare Laboratory, Institute of Sociology, CASS, and Sino-Nordic Welfare Research Network (SNoW), Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen (http://www.uib.no/en/snow)

Registration deadline: by 15 June 2018, with an abstract of paper/presentation (100-200 words), to Fang Lijie (fanglj@cass.org.cn) and Zhang Wenbo (Zhangwb@cass.org.cn). Nordic participants are also asked to inform Stein Kuhnle (stein.kuhnle@uib.no). There is no registration fee.

Travel support: Participants must cover their own travel expenses. The organizers can cover three nights’ accommodation for up to 10 participants from the Nordic countries.

Topics: The workshop is convened to present and promote comparative research on welfare reforms. Papers are invited on government policy responses to major challenges of demographic change and globalization, with a focus on social service provision, e.g. elderly care, child care (family policy), and health care. Papers can be comparative within or across countries, but must include China and/or one or several Nordic countries. Theoretically-oriented papers on the comparative study of welfare regimes and social policy concepts are also welcome.