Here you find the recent updates, listed in chronological order, mostly with the respective link

minor changes as for example corrections of spelling mistakes are usually not listed






Saturday, September 17th: Update of the "research section", with the program for the new series of Monday Morning Talks and Open Door Talks

Monday, August 15th: update of course outline for the Core Course theory of social policy and research project for 2005/06

July/August: Placement Report - report from the study visit to Nordhausen and the student's research project

Thursday, January 27th: Excerpts from Weber's Economy and Society - concerned with methodology

Saturday, January 16th: several new texts of presentations in the research section

Sunday, January 2nd: New documents in the notes section of the course



Wednesday, December 8th: Handouts/overheads from the recent Monday Morning Talk

Saturday, December 4th: Documents in the notes section of the course

Friday, November 12th: Documents on Social Policy (Systems) in Germany and Ireland in the Documents Section

Friday, September 24th The New Course Handbook on the general overview site

Sunday, September 19th: provisional programme for the research seminar series at the Department of Applied Social Studies

Sunday, September 19th : course outline for the Higher Diploma core class

Monday, August 16th: upload of a new section with downloadable texts - password protected

Saturday, June 21st: Article by Franz Hamburger on third level education after Bologna in the section Polity, Politics and Policy of the literature collection

Sunday, March 21st: Excerpts from MARX: The Capital, volume 1 and WEBER: Economy and Society in the methodology section of the collection of literature

Sunday, March 7th: Marx: Wage, Labor and Capital, linked from the section: Literature of General Philosophical and Sociological Interest

Course Notes on Class, State and Welfare State from the Course Notes Section


Friday, January 1st: Marx/Engels: Communist Manifesto in Italian and French, linked from the section: Literature of General Philosophical and Sociological Interest



Friday, December 12th: Presentation given by Helen Johnston in the framework of the Open Door Talks

Friday, December 12th: Presentation at the Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, by Peter Herrmann on Public Sector in Ireland

Sunday, December 1st: Presentation by Pat Leahy for the Monday Morning Talks

Thursday, November 26th: Notes on Analytical Perspectives to Welfare States and Welfare Regimes

Saturday, November 22nd: Text in connection with the Open Door Presentation by Peter Townsend

Thursday, November 20th: terms added to the glossary with methodologically important terms

Sunday, October 26th: updates on the site with the notes - setting up a section for the academic year 2003-04; same for the course experiences; Marx/Engels, German Ideology on the literature site: general and methodology

Sunday, October 26th: update in the research section: provisional programmes of the Monday morning talks and the Open Door Talks

Monday, September 5th: Course update 2003-04 for the core course for the Higher Diploma In Social Policy

Friday, August 22nd: Rousseau: Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'ingalite parmi les hommes and Du contrat social ou ou principes du droit politique on the "general literature" site

Wednesday, July 16th: Social Services in Europe between «general interest» and «single market».

Sunday, June 14th: Brussels - how it is: Two Reports by students of the HDip in Social Policy

Monday, Mai 26th: on the Spanish Civil War

Monday, Mai 26th: link to new edition of the ESOSC-newsletter

Monday, Mai 26th: Presentation under the title "Prison for sale", looking at developments of the provision of social services, uploaded in the research section.

Sunday, April 13th: The Maastricht Treaty - some basic information

Thursday, April 3rd: The Programme of the study-visit in Brussels can be accessed through the link from the highlighted site

Monday, March 24th: A document on the costs of not having social policy

Monday, March 24th: several documents on the European strategy to combat poverty, in particular in the context with the Open Method of Coordination and the NAPSincl

Thursday, March 5th: Motherhood, reinterpreted for the employment society

Tuesday, February 11th: document by Brian Harvey on the institutional system and decision making in the EU; edited and kindly provided for reproduction on the site by the Equality Authority, Ireland, uploaded on the site of official publications and the collection of literature

Monday, February 10th: new official documents again on poverty, in particular earlier documents

as well new section of the website: Course Experiences of the Academic Year 2002-2003

Monday, February 2nd: some more official and other information on poverty

Monday, January 27th: addition to official documents on the European Social Model and the New Open Method on Coordination: General documents to social policy

Thursday, January 16th: addition of presentation material from Cathal O'Connell on the research site

Tuesday, January 14th: addition on EUropean integration to course notes

Saturday, January 11th: addition to publication list Peter Herrmann 


Friday 27th - new entry to literature of general interest: Émile Durkheim: Cours de science sociale. Leçon d'ouverture

Thursday December 26th - link to the online journal European Interests

Saturday, December 21st  - addition to publication list Peter Herrmann

Monday, December 16th,  - new links at research; EU-documentation; social policy notes; literature