Political Futures: Policy & Politics of Multi-Level Governance

Session Organizers:
Jale Tosun and Jacqueline A O'Reilly
Saturday, 4 July 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
TW2.1.01 (Tower Two)
This panel explores policy-makers’ stances on policies to support youth transitions to economic independence and to self-employment. We invite contributions examining programmatic documents (such as election manifestos or coalition agreements) and speeches delivered by policy-makers in parliaments. We aim to understand to what extent policy-makers’ stances on these topics have changed over time in terms of attention to these issues (salience) and their concrete positions (valence). We hope to identify differences across political parties or coalitions, and the effects of different levels of government (European, federal, regional, local).
New Entrants to and Determinants of Survival of Youth Self-Employment in Spain
Maria Carmen Gonzalez Menendez, University of Oviedo; Begona Cueto, University of Oviedo; Rodolfo Gutierrez, University of Oviedo
Parties and Their Positions on Entrepreneurship over Time: Does the Historical Legacy of a Political System Matter?
Marc Debus, Mannheim University & Mannheim Centre for European Social Research; Jale Tosun, Heidelberg University
New Business Start-Ups, Macro-Economic Policies, and the Welfare State
Felix Hoerisch, University of Heidelberg; Jennifer Shore, University of Heidelberg