MARKETISATION OF SOCIAL POLICY – THE CHANGING BOUNDARIES BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC
The Annual Social Policy Conference 2013 is held in Tampere 24.–25.10.2013. The theme of the conference is “Marketisation of Social Policy – the Changing Boundaries between Private and Public”. Keynote speakers are Marta Szebehely, Professor of Social Work at Stockholm University, Gabrielle Meagher, Professor of Social Policy at University of Sydney, and docent Mikko Kautto from Eläketurvakeskus (Finnish Centre for Pensions).
Social policy is facing significant changes. It is important to reflect these changes and discuss the marketisation of social policy and the changes of private and public responsibilities in organizing social security, services and health care. At the Social policy conference the relations between social policy and marketisation are analyzed from different perspectives: what is changing, why marketisation process is escalating and what are the consequences of these changes.
The conference is organized by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in the University of Tampere and The Social Policy Association in Finland.