Research Committees

RC19 Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy


The purpose is to promote theoretically grounded empirical research on: the sources and character of social problems; the planning and administration of social programs; and more generally, public policies and intervention strategies aimed at alleviating social problems and influencing the society in that regard (Article I of the Statutes of RC 19). The Committee especially encourages comparative research. Thus, membership to RC19 is open to scholars actively engaged in research and/or teaching on the subjects mentioned above.

Board 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023



Daniel BELAND, McGill University, Canada,


Evelyne HUBER, University of North Carolina, USA
Bjorn HVINDEN, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway


Alexandra KAASCH, Bielefeld University, Germany,


Timo FLECKENSTEIN, London School of Economics, United Kingdom,

Members at Large

Jolanta AIDUKAITE, Vilnius University, Lithuania 
Lynn Prince COOKE, University of Bath, United Kingdom 
Juliana MARTINEZ FRANZONI, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica 
Nathalie MOREL, Sciences Po, France
Hildegard THEOBALD, University of Vechta, Germany

Program Coordinator for IV ISA Forum 2020 are:
Daniel BELAND,
Yumi Garcia DOS SANTOS,


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