Governing Social Protection in the Long Term: Social Policy and Employment Relations in Australia and New Zealand

Gaby Ramia’s recently published, Governing Social Protection in the Long Term: Social Policy and Employment Relations in Australia and New Zealand, examines the comparative evolution of social protection in Australia and New Zealand from 1890 to the present day, focusing on the relationship between employment relations and social policy. It sheds important historical and cross-national comparative light on the development trajectories of these two often-misunderstood welfare regimes.

Described as “the single most important contribution to our understanding of the Australian and New Zealand welfare regimes since Castles’ Working Class and Welfare in 1985” (Professor Gösta Esping-Andersen, University of Pompeu Fabra, Spain), it is a must-read for anyone excited about the past, present and future of social policy.

To mark the publication of this important new book for the fields of social policy and industrial and employment relations, this event will be an online panel discussion consisting of experts in both fields.

Panel Members

Chair: Professor Ariadne Vromen, Sir John Bunting Chair, Crawford School, Australian National University and Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Author: Associate Professor Gaby Ramia, Public Policy Program, Department of Government and International Relations and NSW Public Policy Institute, The University of Sydney

Panelist: Professor Rae Cooper, Co-Director, Women, Work & Leadership Research Group, University of Sydney Business School

Panelist: Associate Professor Louise Humpage, Sociology, School of Social Sciences, The University of Auckland

Panelist: Professor Greg Marston, Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Queensland

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