Michelle Beyeler

Michelle Beyeler
Bern University of Applied Sciences | BFH · Social Work

PhD

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September 2013 - present
University of Zurich
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Massnahmen der Armutsprävention und -bekämpfung sollten gemeinsam mit den betroffenen Personen erarbeitet, durchgeführt und evaluiert werden. Für die Ausgestaltung gibt es vielfältige Möglichkeiten. Eine neue Studie zeigt einige davon auf und beschreibt, unter welchen Bedingungen Partizipation gelingen kann.
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Der Beitrag thematisiert die Veränderungen der Lehrbedingungen und der Lehre an der Universität. Dazu gehören die disziplinären Spezialisierungen, das geringere Zusammenspiel von Forschung und Lehre, die Entwicklung sysgtematischer Lehrevaluation, während die pädgogische und didaktische Ausbildung schwach geblieben ist und weitgehend den Lehrperson...
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DerBeitrag thematisiert die Veränderung der Lehre und der Lehrbedingungen an der Universität. Dazu gehören die Spezialisierung der Disziplinen, die geringereVerknüpfung von Lehre und Forschung, oder die Entwicklung systematischer Evaluation. Dem gegenüber ist die didaktische und pädagogische Ausbildung der Lehrpersonen schwach geblieben und daher a...
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Ziel der Untersuchung ist es zu zeigen, wie armutsbetroffene und -gefährdete Personen in Entscheidungs-, Planungs-, Umsetzungs- und Evaluationsprozesse rund um Massnahmen der Armutsprävention und -bekämpfung einbezogen werden können. In der Studie werden verschiedene Partizipationsmodelle identifiziert und dargestellt. Die Bandbreite der Modelle re...
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Dieser Beitrag behandelt die Frage, welche Spielräume für Reformen und für Verlagerungen zu individuell, gemeinwohlorientiertem Handeln in den heutigen Wohlfahrtsstaaten bestehen. Dabei stützt er sich einerseits auf Esping-Andersens Regimeansatz und andererseits auf die neo-institutionalistische Literatur. Wandel ist pfadabhängig und resultiert pri...
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Der Zugang armutsbetroffener Menschen zu niederschwelliger Information und Beratung variiert je nach Zielgruppe und Wohnort. Das Potenzial des Internets für die Selbstinformation und automatisierte Triage lässt sich daher nur bedingt ausschöpfen.
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Städteinitiative Sozialpolitik, Berner Fachhochschule - www.staedeinitiative.ch
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Die junge Generation will mitreden, ihre Stimme einbringen und ihre Ansichten äussern. Zwei von drei im Herbst 2015 erstmals Stimmberechtigte beabsichtigen, an den Wahlen teilzunehmen. Ihre politischen Überzeugungen unterscheiden sich dabei nicht grundsätzlich von denen der älteren Generationen. Dies ergab die landesweite Befragung 17-jähriger Juge...
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This article discusses how different institutional features of the Swiss federalist system, i.e. the second chamber in parliament, the cantonal veto in direct democratic decisions as well as the principle of cantonal autonomy influence the development of gender equality policies. It is argued that federalist decision-making rules are only rarely th...
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Im Hinblick auf die eidgenössischen Wahlen vom Herbst 2015 hat die Eidg. Kommission für Kinder und Jugendfragen (EKKJ) der Universität Bern und dem Meinungsforschungsinstitut M.I.S. Trend den Auftrag erteilt, eine repräsentative Befragung bei 17-Jährigen aus allen Landesteilen der Schweiz durchzuführen. Die Jugendbefragung EKKJ 2015 umfasst ein bre...
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Ausgangspunkt der vorliegenden Studie war die Frage, welche Einstellungen und Anliegen die 17-Jährigen in der Schweiz in wichtigen gesellschaftlichen und politischen Themen aufweisen. Aus den Analysen und nicht zuletzt aus dem Vergleich der befragten Jugendlichen mit der Gesamtbevölkerung und früheren Generationen lassen sich die folgenden zentrale...
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Le présent article examine comment différentes caractéristiques institutionnelles du système fédéral suisse, à savoir la seconde Chambre du Parlement, le veto cantonal dans les décisions démocratiques directes ainsi que le principe d'autonomie cantonale, influencent le développement des politiques en matière d'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes...
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Denmark and Switzerland are small and successful countries with exceptionally content populations. However, they have very different political institutions and economic models. They have followed the general tendency in the West toward economic convergence, but both countries have managed to stay on top. They both have a strong liberal tradition, b...
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The preceding chapters show that Switzerland has been economically and politically highly successful, at least if compared with other real economies but not with an absolute ideal. Perhaps most importantly, it has provided its citizens with the conditions necessary in order to become highly satisfied with life. But will this also apply in the futur...
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Denmark and Switzerland are often described as models of economic and social success. Both countries are generally seen comparatively rich with stable and effective institutions. In this chapter we explore whether the claim of two rich, successful and stable countries does indeed hold by providing a detailed and extensive comparison based on many s...
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Denmark and Switzerland are small countries in Western Europe with wealthy and also exceptionally happy populations. The Swiss are marginally wealthier than the Danes, but the Danes are marginally happier than the Swiss. The general tendency among the European countries is convergence in wealth, but still Denmark as well as Switzerland have succeed...
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Over the last decades the world has once more experienced an upsurge in migration and the flow has changed direction (see Hatton and Williamson 2005: 205). The worldwide migrant stock rose from 75.2 million in 1965 to 174.9 million in 2000. Earlier migration flows were from countries at the center to countries in the periphery. Today the flows are...
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As discussed in Chaps. 1 and 4, the Danes belong among the happiest people in the world. It is likely that the combination of high levels of social security and high income levels is the main driver of the high happiness score in Denmark.
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The two countries we analyze in this study differ markedly with regard to the size of the public sector. Taxes collected in Switzerland amount to less than a third of GDP while Denmark, which approaches the 50 % mark, displays the highest tax revenue of all OECD countries (OECD 2011a). One would thus expect considerably less social welfare spending...
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What makes a good society? This question is one of the oldest in political economy. While widely different answers have been suggested over time, the answer given by Aristotle still seems to us to have a strong intuitive appeal: A good society is a society that enables its members to lead a good life. This definition begets the next question: What...
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As mentioned in the introduction both Denmark and Switzerland have managed to stay wealthier than most countries in Western Europe, but the process of convergence in the West has reduced the gap. The West has experienced a strong economic integration in the twentieth century – notably in the second half. This process has led to convergence within t...
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The concept “civil society” is a fuzzy one. Many different definitions have been suggested, and many different terms are in use. Despite this, Anheier (2004: 20) is most likely right in assessing that “(n)evertheless, most analysts would probably agree with the statement that civil society is the sum of institutions, organizations and individuals l...
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The message from Chap. 2 is that the two countries are ahead of their neighbors in GDP per capita by 10–20 %, and has been so for a long time. Hence, the two countries must do something differently and better than their neighbors. This chapter looks for differences in the economic system giving an advantage. To this end two economic models are disc...
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Everybody wants to be happy and certainly nobody wants to be unhappy. Danes and Swiss are very satisfied with their lives. International studies on happiness systematically show both countries at the top (see Frey and Stutzer 2000; Stutzer and Frey 2008 or Veenhoven 2011 etc.) and both are often labeled as success models for economic development an...
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Switzerland and Denmark are both old democracies. Switzerland obtains the maximum score (10) on the Polity IV democracy-index from 1848 onwards – notwithstanding that Swiss women were not fully enfranchised at the federal level prior to 1971 and that the last canton to enfranchise them at the cantonal level (Appenzell-Innerrhoden) did so only in 19...
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Ob Seattle, Heiligendamm oder Davos: Immer wieder erhalten große Protestereignisse weltweite mediale Aufmerksamkeit. Doch können soziale Bewegungen wie Occupy damit auch etwas bewirken? Michelle Beyeler zeigt anhand der Protestkampagnen gegen das Weltwirtschaftsforum und die Welthandelsorganisation in den späten 1990erund den frühen 2000er-Jahren,...
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Due to the intervention of feminist scholars, the gendered dimensions of welfare states have increasingly been recognized. In welfare state analysis there is now a clear understanding of the role of intersecting institutions in the structure of the welfare state, referred to as ‘welfare regimes’. Very importantly, feminists showed how different soc...
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The Comparative Political Data Set 1960-2006 is a collection of political and institutional data which have been assembled in the context of the research projects "Die Handlungs-spielräume des Nationalstaates" and "Critical junctures. An international comparison" di-rected by Klaus Armingeon and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. It c...
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This article explores the impact of protests against economic globalization in the public sphere. The focus is on two periodical events targeted by transnational protests: the ministerial conferences of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Based on a selection of seven quality newspapers publ...
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... thanks to Klaus Armingeon and Michelle Beyeler the discussion on the role of the OECD in welfare policy has at last found a sound empirical basis. This is a very welcome contribution to a debate that is too often characterised by big claims and little evidence... this volume is highly recommended to all people interested in understanding the de...
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This article focuses on the theoretical relationships between globalization, Europeanization, and welfare state changes. It offers an extract of new institutionalist concepts linking external processes to changes of national social protection systems, based on two analytical distinctions. The first concerns the actor model, which specifies how exte...

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This book is the result of a cooperative venture involving economists and political scientists from Switzerland and Denmark. In some respects these two countries have quite a lot in common, but in other respects they are clearly different. Still we describe both countries as “good societies” characterized by wealth and happiness. This has made a comparative study of the two countries very relevant as well as challenging and fascinating to the researchers.
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The project (2003-2007) analyzed the impact of the no global movement. The main interest is in how protest events affect the public sphere (media reports, mobilization of supporting or opponent actors in the political elites), national and international decision makers (repression or cooptation, consequences for the structure or policies of the targeted organizations). Thereby the focus is on two organizations which have been heavily challenged by movements: the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). The periodic conferences by both of these organizations are clearly delimited events triggering the mobilization of the movement, therefore allowing for a controlled analysis of the extent of mobilization and the impact. The principal research tool for studying the impact is a political claims analysis based on newspapers from several European countries (Switzerland, Germany, France) and the major regions of the world (USA, Latin-America, Africa, Asia).