The Right and the Welfare State
SPS International Workshop
3 October 2016, h. 10:00
SPS Seminar Room (room 215, II floor)
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Via Passione, 13 Milan
10.00 Welcome and Introduction, Matteo Jessoula (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Speaker Ilaria Madama (Università degli Studi di Milano)
"Old and new cleavages in the politics of minimum income schemes in Italy and Poland"
Discussant Igor Guardiancich (University of Southern Denmark)
Speaker Zoe Lefkofridi (University of Salzburg and EUI)
"Exclusive Solidarity? Radical Right Parties and the Welfare State"
Discussant Emmanuele Pavolini (Università di Macerata)
Speaker Marcello Natili (Università degli Studi di Milano)
"The Right Divided. Explaining minimum income reforms in Italy and Spain"
Discussant Marco Giuliani (Università degli Studi di Milano)
12.30 Floor Discussion
13.00 End of Workshop
The welfare state literature has often focused on the role of left-wing parties in welfare state expansion and retrenchment.
What about the welfare preferences of right-wing parties? Do different right-wing parties have diverse ideas and positions on key welfare issues? Does competition among right parties also involve welfare issues? What are the consequences of the rise of radical right parties for established welfare arrangements in the EU?
The Workshop addresses the main questions above in a largely under-researched field.