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Societies Under Stress: Welfare and Penal Policies amid Rising Insecurity
Organized by Sarah Brooks
From Friday, November 30, 2018
To Saturday, December 01, 2018
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43201

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Organizer
Sarah Brooks, Professor of Political Science

Conference Statement

This interdisciplinary conference aims at advancing collaborative research on the relationship between social welfare and penal policies across nations. It will bring together scholars from around the globe and from different disciplinary backgrounds, mainly from political science, sociology and criminology or law, to ask: What are the causal links between crime control and social welfare policies? What are the ideological, political, social and historical foundations of these programs within and across nations?

We know little about why some countries are much more active on law and order than on welfare, while others choose the opposite path. What role, for example, do democracy and state capacities, partisan politics, legal systems, political culture, neo-liberal policies and discourses, and the global diffusion of ideas play in shaping policy choices across nations? And under what conditions do countries change path? When do voters become more inclined to support one over the other? Do we see a common shift towards less welfare and more law and order? Or, looking beyond the OECD, does the increase in social protection spending that we see in many countries correlate with more lenient penal policies?

Research Participants
Melina Altamirano, El Colegio de México (Colmex)
Sarah Berens, University of Cologne
Peter Enns, Cornell University
Stephen Farrall, University of Sheffield
Gustavo Flores-Macías, Cornell University
David Garland, New York University
Yanilda González, University of Chicago
Emily Gray, University of Sheffield
Joshua Guetzkow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Will Jennings, University of Southampton
Phil Jones, University of Sheffield
Ryan King, Ohio State University
Sandra Ley, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Mexico City (CIDE)
Lisa Miller, Rutgers University
Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Mexico City (CIDE)
Helge Staff, University of Kaiserslautern
Peter Starke, University of Southern Denmark
Marianne Ulriksen, University of Southern Denmark
Georg Wenzelburger, University of Kaiserslautern

Preliminary Program

Friday, November 30, 2018

9:30-10 a.m. Registration and Welcome

Session 1: The (Partisan) Politics of the Penal-Welfare Nexus
Chair: Marianne Ulriksen, University of Southern Denmark
10-10:50 a.m. Georg Wenzelburger* and Helge Staff, University of Kaiserslautern
Title: Prisons, Pensions and Political Parties. A quantitative analysis of party influence on the welfare-penal nexus
Discussant: Lisa Miller, Rutgers University
10:50-11:40 a.m. Joshua Guetzkow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Common Cause? Policymaking Discourse and the Prison-Welfare Tradeoff
Discussant: David Garland, New York University
11:40–11:50 a.m. Coffee Break
11:50 a.m.–12:40 p.m. Peter Starke*, University of Southern Denmark, and Georg Wenzelburger, University of Kaiserslautern
Title: Lib-lab-dynamics over time: A comparison of German and British Penal and Welfare Policies
Discussant: Stephen Farrall, University of Sheffield

12:40-1:40 p.m. Lunch

Session 2: Inequality, Policing and Punishment
Chair: Sarah Berens, University of Cologne
1:40–2:30 p.m. Yanilda González, University of Chicago
Title: Inequality and the Democratic Demand for Authoritarian Policing
Discussant: Gustavo Flores-Macías, Cornell University
2:30–3:20 p.m. Peter Enns, Cornell University
Title: Support for Criminal Justice Reform in an Era of Extreme Inequality
Discussant: Georg Wenzelburger, University of Kaiserslautern
3:20–3:30 p.m. Coffee break
3:30–4:20 p.m. Will Jennings, University of Southampton; Stephen Farrall*, Emily Gray, and Phil Jones, all University of Sheffield
Title: Engagement in crime, economic change and politics: Drawing the strands together
Discussant: Sarah Brooks, The Ohio State University
4:20–5:30 p.m. Day 1 Wrap-Up and Special Issue, Politics and Society

Saturday, December 1, 2018

9-9:30 a.m. Coffee

Session 3 Economic Change and Penal Politics
Chair: Georg Wenzelburger, University of Kaiserslautern
9:30–10:20 a.m. David Garland, New York University
Title: Tocqueville’s Paradox: Penal Controls in Liberal America
Discussant: Peter Starke, University of Southern Denmark
10:20am–11:10 a.m. Ryan King, The Ohio State University
Title: Stressed to the Punishing Point: Economic Insecurity and Prison Admissions
Discussant: Marianne Ulriksen, University of Southern Denmark
11:10-11:20 a.m. Coffee break
11:20 a.m.– 12:10 p.m. Lisa L. Miller, Rutgers University
Title: Violence, Inequality, and Racialized State Failure in the Americas
Discussant: Peter Enns, Cornell University

12:10–1:10 p.m. Lunch

Session 4 Crime, Insecurity and Social-Fiscal Policy Preferences
Chair: Peter Starke, University of Southern Denmark
1:10–2 p.m. Melina Altamirano, El Colegio de México (Colmex); Sarah Berens*, University of Cologne; and Sandra Ley, CIDE
Title: The Welfare State amid Crime: How victimization and perceptions of insecurity affect social policy preferences in Latin America and the Caribbean
Discussant: Yanilda González, University of Chicago
2–2:50 p.m. Gustavo Flores-Macías*, Cornell University, Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer, CIDE
Title: Building the Modern State in Developing Countries: Understanding the Relationship between Security and Taxes with Evidence from Mexico
Discussant: Joshua Guetzkow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2:50–3 p.m. Coffee break
3–3:50 p.m. Sarah Brooks*, The Ohio State University, and Marianne Ulriksen, University of Southern Denmark
Title: Why do people support redistribution in high-crime settings?
Discussant: Ryan King, The Ohio State University

3:50–4:40 p.m. Roundtable: Special Issue, Politics and Society

* Paper presented by co-author

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