Conference Presentations

Kühner, S. Happiness of Young People in Hong Kong: The Role of Labour Market Experience, To be Presented at the International Conference, Youth Opportunity in Asia: Coming of Age in the 21st Century: Comparing Youth Opportunities, Civic Values, and Social Attitudes across Asia, National Chung Cheung University, Chiayi, Taiwan, 18th-19th December 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Chau, R., Yu, W. K., and Kühner, S. Defamilisation Issues, Adult Worker Models and Pro-Employment Measures for Women, To be Presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2017, Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 9th December, 2017.

Kühner, S. A Global Discourse in the Making: Revisiting the Productivism, Inequality and Economic Growth Nexus in Greater China and East Asia, To be Presented at the International Social Policy Conference, ‘Doing’ Comparative Social Policy in Changing Global Context, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 8th-9th December 2017.

Kühner, S. Inequality and Happiness in a Rich Society: The Case of Hong Kong, Paper Presented at the 14th East Asian Social Policy Research Network Annual Conference, Nagoya University, Japan, 2nd-3rd August 2017.

Kühner, S. Uncertainty in the Role of Young People in Hong Kong and the Region, Presented at the HKUST & Oxford Series, Uncertainty in an Interconnected World: Politics, Society and Policy, Leadership and Public Policy Executive Education Programme (LAPP), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 4th July 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Mixing Methodologies in Comparative Research, Presented at the Lingnan University & University of Oxford International Postgraduate Summer School, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 28th June 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Meeting the ‘Best Interests’ of the Child? Fairness, Inequality and Child Well Being across Rich Countries, Presented at the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families International Conference for Children’s Rights: A Rights-based Approach to Child Welfare, Evergreen International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 15th-16th June 2017 (Keynote Speaker) and the Lingnan University & University of Oxford International Postgraduate Summer School, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 26th June 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Measuring Social Policy Development and Well-Being in Asia, Presented at the Indian Social Policy Network Workshop, Advances in Research and Practice in International Development Studies and Social Policy, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 24th-26th May 2017 (Keynote Speaker).

Kühner, S. Productive versus Protective Welfare Policy: False Dichotomy for China’s Economic and Social Development?, Presented at the International Symposium, Roles and Status of Hong Kong and Macao in China’s National Development Strategies, Institute of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, China, 13th-14th May 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Talent Competition in ‘Smart’ Global Cities: What Role for Productive and Protective Welfare Policy?, Presented at the Lingnan University, King’s College London, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Research Symposium, Smart Cities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 20th April 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Social Policy, Inequality and Economic Growth in Greater China and East Asia. Presented at the Social Work Development Research Centre, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China, 13th December 2016 (Invited Speaker).

Lee, S. E. and Kühner, S. Regulating, Protecting or Activating? Exploring Disability Policy Ideal Types With Fuzzy Sets. Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Social Policy and Governance Innovation, Innovation in Social Service Delivery, The Education University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 24th-25th November 2016.

Kühner, S. Education in Protecting the Weak: Intensifying Social Inequality? Presented at the Lingnan University and Goethe University International Conference 2016, Protecting the Weak: Concepts and East Asian Evidence, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 7th-8th October 2016 (Invited Respondent).

Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. Social Justice, Inequality and Child Well-Being Across Rich Countries: A Fuzzy Set Ideal Type Analysis Through a Rawlsian Lens. Presented at the SPA Annual Conference 2016, Social Policy: Radical, Resistant, Resolute, Ulster University, Belfast Metropolitan College, Northern Ireland, 4th-6th July 2016.

Kühner, S. and Yang, N. Inequality, Redistribution and Economic Growth in Asia: Do We Know What We Think We Know?. Presented at the SPA Annual Conference 2015: Social Policy in the Spotlight: Change, Continuity and Challenge, Ulster University, Belfast Metropolitan College, Northern Ireland, July 6th-8th 2015, the Inaugural Conference of the Global Alliance for Educational Change and Social Development, Promoting Educational Change and Social Development in the Highly Competitive World, Hong Kong Institute of Education, April 9th-10th 2015 (Invited Speaker), the International Conference, Comparative Development and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 26th-30th June 2016 (Invited Speaker) and the 13th EASP Annual Conference, Social Policy and Gender in East Asia, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 1st-2nd.

Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. Fairness for Children: Key Findings from Unicef Report Card 13. Presented at the Joint Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research and Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy Research Seminar, University of York, 10th June 2016 and the International Postgraduate Summer School, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 26th-30th June 2016 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Youth Transitions in Global Cities: From Research Idea to Research Question. Presented at the International Symposium: Managing Youth Transitions: Comparative and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 23rd March 2016 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. India’s Emerging Social Policy Paradigm: Towards Transformative Social Protectionism? Presented at the Workshop: Managing Rapid Socio-Economic and Demographic Change: Social Policy Responses in Comparative Perspective, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 8th December 2015 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Analysing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare in the Asia-Pacific: Pathways Towards Human Development and Income Equality, Presented at the Conference: The Evolution of Social Protection: China and Europe Compared, the Confucius Institute and University of Southampton, School of Social Sciences, November 26th-27th 2015 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Government Ideology, Veto Players and Their Combined Effect on Productive and Protective Welfare Policy: Do parties Still Matter After All?, Presented at the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Workshop, Operationalising Historical Institutionalism: How to Capture Institutional Continuity and Change, University of York, May 15th 2015; the Research Methods in the Social Sciences Seminar Series, Institute of Applied Social Studies, The University of Birmingham, June 3rd 2015 (Invited Speaker) and as Part of the Symposium The Comparative Research Methodology of Institutional Continuity and Change at the SPA Annual Conference 2015: Social Policy in the Spotlight: Change, Continuity and Challenge, Belfast Metropolitan College, July 6th-8th 2015.

Kühner, S. Convergence of Government Ideology in an Era of Global Competition. An Empirical Analysis Using Comparative Manifesto Data, Presented at the Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy (CRGG) Research Seminar Series, University of York, May 26th 2015.

Hudson, J., Kühner, S. and Yang, N. Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Presented at the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Workshop, Research/ing in Asia: Concepts, Values and Practices, University of York, April 30th 2015.

Kühner, S. Analysing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare in the Asia-Pacific: Pathways Towards Human Development and Income Equality, Presented at the Inaugural Workshop of the Indian Social Policy Association Comparative and International Social Policy: Lessons for Research and Practice in India, O.P. Jindal Global University, India, March 24th-25th 2014 (Invited Speaker) and the Centre for Greater China Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, April 8th 2015 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. and Jang, I. H. Comparing Universalism and Means-testing: A Cross-national Analysis of Income Poverty and Inequality Dynamics Across High-Income Countries, Presented as Part of the Symposium Innovative Comparative and International Research Methods at the SPA Annual Conference 2014: Social Policy Confronting Change, University of Sheffield, July 14-16th 2014.

Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. The OECD and the Social Investment Model of Welfare: Where Next for Family Policy and the Welfare State after the Crisis, To be Presented at the Welfare and Austerity Conference, University of York, July 10-11th 2014.

Kühner, S. and Bradshaw, J. Knowledge Lineages in Social Policy, Presented as Part of the Symposium ‘Meeting Emerging Global Policy Challenges: What Can Social Policy and International Development Studies Learn from Each Other?, 2013 Development Studies Conference, University of Birmingham, 16th November 2013.

Kühner, S. Welfare Challenges After the Financial Crisis. Austerity and the Post-industrial Employment Problem, Presented to the Dalian Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau Delegation, University of York, York, 12th November 2012 and 4th November 2013 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Comparing the Effects of Cash Benefits and In-Kind Services on Family Outcomes Using Macro-Level Cross National Data, Presented at the Centre for Greater China Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 9th April 2013 (Invited Speaker), the UK Social Policy Association Conference 2013, Social Policy in Challenging Times, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 8th-10th July 2013 and the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Paris, France, 28th September 2012 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Welfare Retrenchment under Left and Right Government Leadership: Towards a Consolidated Framework?, Presented at the Joint Annual Conference of the East Asian Social Policy Research Network and the UK Social Policy Association ‘Social Policy in an Unequal World’, University of York, York, United Kingdom, 16th-18th July 2012.

Kühner, S. When Nixon Went to China: Government Ideology, Constitutional Road-Blocks and Beyond. A Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Welfare State Retrenchment in 12 High-income Nations, Presented at the Social Policy Association 2011 Conference ‘Bigger Societies, Smaller Governments’, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, 4th-6th July 2011 and the Centre for Housing Policy & Social Policy Section of the Department of Social Policy & Social Work, University of York, York, United Kingdom, 14th March 2012.

Kühner, S. and Neff, D. The Globalisation-Welfare Nexus in Quantitative Comparative Research: Moving Beyond the Technical/Statistical Problem Layer, Prepared for the 7th Social Policy International Forum and Seminar Series ‘Social Policy and Social Management Innovation in China’, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 26th-28th August 2011 (Invited Speaker) and the 8th East Asian Social Policy Association International Conference ‘Social Policy in East Asia and Beyond: Rethinking Social Policy Strategies in Times of Uncertainty’, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 30th-31st August 2011.

Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. Beyond Indices? The Potential of Fuzzy Set Ideal Type Analysis for the Comparative Analysis of Children’s Well Being, Prepared for the 3rd Annual International Society for Child Indicators 2011 Conference ‘Children’s Well Being: the Research and Policy Challenges, University of York, United Kingdom, 27th-29th July 2011.

Hudson, J. and Kühner, S. Analyzing the Productive and Protective Dimensions of Welfare: Looking Beyond the OECD, Presented at the School of Social Sciences Research Workshop, University of Lincoln, 4th May 2011, Lincoln, United Kingdom (Invited Speaker), the Social Policy Association Annual Conference, July 5th-7th 2010, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom and the Systematic Mixed Methods Workshop, 15th June 2010, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Partisan Ideology, Institutions and the Welfare State and The Rise of Productive Welfare – Beyond the OECD, presented at Mexico City Metropolitan University, Department of Institutional Change, Casa del Tiempo de la UAM, 2nd-3rd December 2010, Mexico City, Mexico (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Government Ideology, Constitutional Structures and Welfare State Change: TSCS Regression Vis-à-Vis FS/QCA, presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the North-Eastern Political Science Association, 11th-13th November 2010, Boston, Massachusetts, US.

Kühner, S. Analyzing the Productive Dimensions of Welfare: Looking Beyond East Asia, presented at The 6th International Symposium and Lectures on Social Policy, Social Innovation in the Era of Social Transformation, August 27th-29th 2010, Hangzhou, China (Invited Speaker), the 2010 International Symposium on the Social Security and Risk Management, Center for Social Security Studies of Wuhan University, 25th-28th September 2010, Wuhan, China (Invited Speaker), the 2nd UK-Japan Roundtable on the Frontiers of the Qualitative Comparative Method, 20th-21st September 2009, Hokusei Gakuen University/Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (Invited Speaker) and the the 6th East Asian Social Policy Network Conference, July 3rd-4th 2009, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.