Mitteilungen 2024-05-31T08:55:00+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p>The journal (ISSN-Number: 2297-8224) was founded 2016 and is based at the Division Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work of the University of Fribourg (CH). We publish two issues per year, dedicated to a specific topic, with contributions in German, English, French and Italian.</p> <p> includes contributions from the various fields of social policy and the welfare state, with a special emphasis on the connection between theory and practice. As such the journal aims to address social scientists as well as practitioners. It shall provide a space for discussions on a wide range of social policy making and theoretical concepts in research that relates to Switzerland as well as other countries, or that takes a comparative perspective. The journal welcomes quantitative, qualitative and comparative work as well as more theoretical pieces. Besides articles, the journal also publishes shorter contributions (book reviews, research notes, etc.). To ensure high quality, all contributions go through a peer-review process.</p> Call for Papers: CfP - Feminist Perspectives on Social Policy - Global Conversations 2024-05-31T08:55:00+00:00 <p><strong>Call for Papers - Thematic Issue: Feminist Perspectives on Social Policy - Global Conversations <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[PDF]</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Editors:</strong></p> <p><strong>Prof Dr Ingela Naumann, University of Fribourg, Switzerland<br />Laura Meier , University of Fribourg, Switzerland</strong></p> <p>Despite internationally diverse lived experiences within different socio-political and economic contexts, the Covid-19 pandemic - once more - put a spotlight on one common denominator around the world: the persistence of gender inequalities. It revealed intensified gender inequalities with respect to health and access to health care, the distribution of care work, gainful employment and income, and the risks of being subjected to gender-based violence, just to mention a few. An international body of evidence is expanding on the negative impact of gender inequalitites on the wellbeing and prosperity of individuals and societies. At the same time, we observe how long fought-for women rights such as the right to abortion (see e.g. US) or the right to education (see e.g. Afghanistan) are put into question by deepening ideological and political rifts and with anti-gender rhetoric gaining popularity. Showcasing and discussing feminist perspectives on social policy and women's social welfare worldwide is thus more topical than ever.</p> <p>This Special Issue brings together diverse feminst approaches to social policy, highlighting theoretical debate, policy and practice examples from around the world. Feminisms, in their aim to address gender inequalites, fight against oppression and improve the lives of women, have taken different paths, forms and orientations in different cultural, religious, political and legal contexts. This Special Issue aims to critically examine the normative underpinnings and social, economic and political dynamics that lead to gendered inequalities, while encouraging international dialogue between multiple gender-sensitive perspectives aimed at improvin social welfare and wellbeing in theory, policy and practice.</p> <p>We welcome theoretical, empirical (qualitative as well as quantitative) or action-oriented contributions that bring different feminist perspectives on social policy and social welfare in conversation to each other to encourage ongoing feminist debate: e.g. between liberal feminist theory and relational ethic of care theory; across different policy fields (reproductive health, work/family balance, poverty and social security, social and ecological sustainability and so forth), and between feminist practice and activism in different countries and world regions (e.g. reproductive rights campaigns in the US, Southeastern Europe and Latin America). We particularly welcome contributions that bridge Global North/Global South/Global East divides – with respect to co-authorship, theoretical reflection or empirical comparison.</p> <h2>Timeline and Guidelines</h2> <p><strong>31 August 2024</strong>: Please submit an abstract of 500 words including Background, Theory, Methods, (Preliminary) Results and Conclusion, accompanied by your affiliation and contact information.</p> <p><strong>30 September 2024</strong>: We will notify you if your abstract has been accepted.</p> <p><strong>30 June 2025:</strong> Submission deadline for selected full papers. All contributions will be subject to the standard blind peer review process of Guidelines on how to submit a paper can be found on: <a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Spring 2026: </strong>Publication on</p> <p>Selected papers will be invited to present their work in the University of Fribourg lecture series “Feminist Perspectives on Social Policy” between February - May 2025.</p> <p><strong></strong> is an open access, peer-reviewed journal founded in 2016 at the Department of Sociology, Social Policy, and Global Development, University of Fribourg (CH). The journal publishes contributions from various fields of sociology, social policy, and the welfare state. A special focus of the journal is the interlinkages between theory and practice.</p> <h2>Contact and abstract submission</h2> <p><a href="">Prof Dr Ingela Naumann</a>, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Mail : <a href=""></a></p> <p><a href="">Laura Meier</a>, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Mail: <a href=""></a></p> 2024-05-31T08:55:00+00:00 - Neue Ausgabe 2/2023 2023-11-30T15:25:49+00:00 <p>Sehr geehrte Lesende – Dear Readers – Chers lecteurs</p> <p>Das Redaktionsteam von freut sich, Ihnen die zweite Ausgabe dieses Jahres präsentieren zu können:</p> <p><a href=""><strong></strong></a></p> <p>Das Schwerpunktthema dieser Ausgabe ist «<strong>Rückkehrmigration und Reintegration</strong>» unter der Herausgeberschaft von Dr. Eveline Odermatt und Prof. Dr. Luzia Jurt.</p> <p>Wir wünschen Ihnen eine interessante Lektüre!</p> <p>---</p> <p>The editorial team of is pleased to present you the second issue of this year:</p> <p><a href=""><strong></strong></a></p> <p>The focus of this issue is «<strong>Return Migration and Reintegration</strong>» under the editorship of Dr Eveline Odermatt and Prof. Dr. Luzia Jurt.</p> <p>We wish you interesting reading!</p> <p>---</p> <p>L'équipe rédactionnelle de a le plaisir de vous présenter le deuxième numéro de l'année :</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>Le thème principal de ce numéro est "Migration de retour et réintégration", sous la direction de Dr Eveline Odermatt et Prof. Dr Luzia Jurt.</p> <p>Nous vous souhaitons une bonne lecture !</p> <p>Ihr Redaktionsteam von - The editorial team of – L’équipe editorial de</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Inhaltsverzeichnis/ Content/ Contenu:</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Editorial</em></strong></p> <p><em>Article 2.1</em> Return Migration and Reintegration: Discourses, Policies and Practices (Eveline Odermatt, Luzia Jurt)</p> <p><em><strong> </strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Thematic Section</strong></em></p> <p><em>Article 2.2</em> Experimentation and Extraction in Reintegration Governance: the case of Kosovo (Ruth Vollmer, Zeynep Sahin-Mencutek)</p> <p><em>Article 2.3</em> Return Policies and Everyday Resistance: An Exploration of Nigerian Migrants’ Experiences in Austria (Simona Schreier)</p> <p><em>Article 2.4</em> Income prospect trajectories after state-induced return from Germany to Gambia: Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration as ‘slow deportation’ (Judith Altrogge)</p> <p><em>Article 2.5</em> Escaping the ‘diaspora trap’: A narrative of struggle and resilience by an unskilled Zimbabwean migrant in South Africa (Divane Nzima, Khangelani Moyo)</p> <p><em>Article 2.6</em> Return and reintegration of migrants: the role of the family and the community (Doudou D. Gueye, Amadou Mballo)</p> <p><em>Article 2.7 </em><em>‘</em>Why did you return?’: North-South return migration and family ties in the case of Iran (Sara Hormozinejad<em>)</em></p> <p><strong><em>Forum</em></strong></p> <p><em>Forum 2.1 </em>Digital Communication Practices around the Experience of Resettlement from Kakuma Refugee Camp to Germany (Claudia Böhme)</p> 2023-11-30T15:25:49+00:00