UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
The Irish Social Policy Association and
Dept. of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Speaker: PETER TAYLOR-GOOBY
Professor of Social Policy, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research University of Kent, UK
‘Neo-liberalism and the New Welfare State: UK popular attitudes in comparative context’
Discussant: Dr Rory O’Donnell, Director, National Economic & Social Council
Chair: Terry Corcoran, Principal Officer, Dept. Employment Affairs & Social Protection
Thursday April 26th 2018, Oak Room, Mansion House
Peter Taylor-Gooby’s main interests are in current developments in the welfare state: the cuts and welfare state restructuring, the social divisions associated with inequality and the struggles over multiculturalism. In addition to having published
23 books, 120 articles and 95 chapters he has held a number of key positions including Chair of the British Academy New Paradigms in Public Policy Programme (2010/2011). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Founding Academician at the Academy of Social Sciences. On the policy side, he participated in the Prime Minister’s No 10 ‘progressive consensus’ Round Table and advised the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit between 2009 and 2010.
Making Work Pay for People with Disabilities
Presented by the Irish Disability Studies Association (IDSA) and Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA)
Thursday 23rd November 2017, at the Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier Street
Speakers: Frances Ruane and Eithne Fitzgerald
Click on the names of the speakers to access their presentations
Frances Ruane: Chair of the interdepartmental expert group responsible for the report) and Research Affiliate at the ESRI. Frances previously served as Director of the ESRI.
Eithne Fitzgerald: Formerly Head of Policy and Research at the National Disability Authority, was one of three independent experts who contributed to the production of the report.
The event was hosted by the Irish Social Policy Association and the Irish Disability Studies Association. Both Frances and Eithne made presentations, which can be accessed by clicking on their names, above, and there were questions and debate from the floor.