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Barbara Prainsack zum Mitglied der Academia Europaea gewählt

Die Academia Europaea wurde 1988 in Cambridge gegründet; sie ist u.a. durch die jährlichen Vergabe der Erasmus-Medaille bekannt. Zudem organisiert die Academia Europaea Tagungen und Workshops und ist Herausgeberin der internationalen Zeitschrift “European Review”. Unter den Mitgliedern der Akademie befinden sich 75 Nobelpreisträger*innen. Wir gratulieren Barbara Prainsack zu dieser verantwortungsvollen Rolle sehr herzlich.


Audimax 22 Podcast: Neue Folge mit Barbara Prainsack

Audimax ist die Wissenschaftspodcast-Reihe im uni:view Magazin der Universität Wien. In einem Gespräch erzählt Barbara Prainsack von sich und ihrer Forschung.

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Barbara Prainsack has been interviewed by CNN

Barbara Prainsack has been interviewed by CNN on the ban of facial recognition in San Fransisco.

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A new podcast by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) featuring Ursula Huws (University of Hertfordshire), Aiha Nguyen (Data & Society), and our very own Barbara Prainsack, discusses digitisation and the future of work.
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Gemeinsam mit einer Gruppe internationaler Wissenschafter*innen hat Barbara Prainsack am 3. Mai einen Letter in der hochrangigen Fachzeitschrift Magazin “Science” publiziert. Die Autor*innen zeigen darin, inwiefern die Veröffentlichung von Forschungs-Datensätzen, die zur Nutzung durch Dritte freigegeben wurden, politisch und ethisch problematisch sein kann. “Eine unkritische Verwendung des Begriffes der ‘Offenheit' von Daten suggeriert fälschlicherweise, dass ihre Nutzung frei von strukturellen Problemen wie der ungleichen Verteilung von Macht und Einfluss sei”, argumentieren die Autor*innen.

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Hier können Sie die Aufzeichnung der Diskussion von Katharina T. Paul zusammen mit anderen ExpertInnen zu dem Thema "Die Pflicht zum Stich - Wie sinnvoll ist die Zwang-Impfung?" nachhören.


Lukas Schlögl in Podcast on the Future(s) of Work

In this podcast @jimmygreer talks to entrepreneurs, policy makers and academics about what has become known as the future of work. We discuss the challenges and opportunities of online platform working; why it is so important and to make this new way of working fair; how some freelancers are making the most of digital; the impact of automation (or should that be ‘automatability’?) on emerging and developing country jobs; and what to do about the so-called ‘rise of the robots’. This podcast is the first in a series exploring the themes from our research into business models of the future. Click here to read a short summary of our latest report on Business Models of the Future https://tinyurl.com/y3an5trg

Guests: Willem Pieter de Groen (Centre for European Policy Studies), Romain Trébuil (Yoss), Ellen Thijs (B-Hive), Natalya Sverensky (NOBL), Brando Benifei (MEP), Luke Schlögl (University of Vienna)

 


Among others (see below) Katharina Kieslich published a new article in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine on "National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, social values and healthcare priority setting".

Littlejohns, P., Chalkidou, K., Culyer, AJ., Weale, A., Rid, A., Kieslich, K., Coultas, C., Max, C., Manthorpe, J., Rumbold, B., Charlton, V., Roberts, H., Faden, R., Wilson, J., Krubiner, C., Mitchell, P., Wester, G., Whitty, JA. and Knight, S. (2019) 'National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, social values and healthcare priority setting', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. doi: 10.1177/0141076819842846.


New Publication by Katharina Kieslich

Katharina Kieslich pusblied a new article with the title 'Paradigms in operation: explaining pharmaceutical benefit assessment outcomes in England and Germany' in the Journal of Health Economics

Abstract:

Health technology assessments (HTAs) are used as a policy tool to appraise the clinical value, or cost effectiveness, of new medicines to inform reimbursement decisions in health care. As HTA organisations have been established in different countries, it has become clear that the outcomes of medicine appraisals can vary from country to country, even though the same scientific evidence in the form of randomised controlled trials is available. The extant literature explains such variations with reference to institutional variables and administrative rules. However, little research has been conducted to advance the theoretical understanding of how variations in HTA outcomes might be explained. This paper compares cases of HTA in England and Germany using insights from Kuhn (1962, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 2nd edn. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press) and Hall (1993, Policy paradigms, social learning, and the state: the case of economic policymaking in Britain. Comparative Politics 25, 275–296) to demonstrate how policy paradigms can explain the outcomes of HTA processes. The paper finds that HTA outcomes are influenced by a combination of logical issues that require reasoning within a paradigm, and institutional and political issues that speak to the interaction between ideational and interest-based variables. It sets out an approach that advances the theoretical explanation of divergent HTA outcomes, and offers an analytical basis on which to assess current and future policy changes in HTA.

Kieslich, K. (2019) 'Paradigms in operation: explaining pharmaceutical benefit assessment outcomes in England and Germany'. Journal of Health Economics, Policy and Law. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744133119000203


Barbara Prainsack in Gentechnikkommission berufen

Für eine Dauer von fünf Jahren wurde Barbara Prainsack als Ersatzmitglied des wissenschaftlichen Ausschusses der Gentechnikkommission für Genanalyse und Gentherapie am Menschen (Expertin aus dem Bereich Medizinethik) bestellt. Wir wünschen Ihr viel Erfolg in dieser verantwortungsvollen Funktion.


New book: Debating Unemployment Policy - Political Communication and the Labour Market in Western Europe

The new book will be published by Cambridge University Press and will be available by May 2019.
Edited by Laurent Bernhard, University of Zurich, Flavia Fossati, University of Vienna, Regula Hänggli, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland and Hanspeter Kriesi, European University Institute, Florence.

Description:

In 2008 the world experienced the Great Recession, a financial and economic crisis of enormous proportions and the greatest economic downturn since the 1930s. In its wake, unemployment became a key preoccupation of West European publics and politicians. This comparative study considers the policy debates surrounding unemployment in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland since 2008. With an over-arching focus on drawing out cross-national commonalities and differences, the authors ask whether patterns of political communication vary across countries. Their analysis draws on interviews with labour market policy-makers in the six selected countries, and paints a revealing picture. Appealing to researchers in comparative politics, political communication and welfare state research, this book will also interest practitioners involved in labour market policy.

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Lecture von Gerd Antes: Big Data und Künstliche Intelligenz - das Ende der Evidenzbasierung?

Am 3. Juli fand der Vortrag von Gerd Antes mit dem Titel "Big Data und Künstlische Intelligenz - das Ende der Evidenzbasierung?" statt. Professor Dr. Gerd Antes ist Mathematiker und Biometriker. Er gilt als ein Wegbereiter der evidenzbasierten Medizin in Deutschland.

Vortragender: Gerd Antes
Moderation: Christiane Druml & Barbara Prainsack
Wann: 3. Juli 2019, 17 - 19 Uhr
Wo: Aula am Campus, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1, 1090 Wien

Hier können Sie die Aufzeichnung nachhören

Die Folien zum Vortrag finden Sie hier.

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Am Donnerstag, 7. November 2019 findet die 9. regionale Armutskonferenz mit dem Thema "Solidarität... Es war einmal?" in St. Virgil statt. Barbara Prainsack wird einen Vortrag zu "Solidarität in Zeiten wachsender sozialer Ungleichheit" halten bzw. zusammen mit Birgit Buchinger, Peter Rhumannseder und Christoph Artner-Sulzer über "Gelebte Solidarität" diskutieren.

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IPW Lecture by Nikolas Rose

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The world-leading sociologist and theorist Nikolas Rose (King’s College London; nikolasrose.com) will visit CeSCoS for a week in December 2019. The highlight of his visit will be a lecture on the topic of his latest book, Our Psychiatric Future: Is another psychiatric biopolitics possible?

When: Wednesday 11th December 2019 | 18:00
Where: Aula am Campus, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna

Abstract:

Psychiatry, since it took its modern form in the mid-nineteenth century, has always been a ‘political’  science - historically in relation to degeneracy and eugenics, mental hygiene, and the management of ‘dangerous individuals’ in the court and psychiatric system’;  today in relation to the ‘economic burden’ of mental ill health, the Global Mental Health Movement seeking to expand Euro-America psychiatry to the Global South, the challenges of mental disorder refugees, migrants and children in the Global North and so forth.   While much focus has been on the emergence of new ‘neurobiological’ styles of thought in psychiatric research, there are signs that a new psychiatric strategy is taking shape. This new biopolitics of psychiatry would focus less on treatment in the clinic, and more on the integration of psychiatry into the domain of public health.  In this talk I will consider the possibilities that psychiatry could become a branch of social medicine, identifying and addressing the forms of social adversity that give rise to mental distress, understanding the pathways by which they act, and transforming the power relations that have always characterised this form of expert knowledge. I will suggest that we are at a potential turning point and outline the possibilities for a new, different and politically progressive psychiatric biopolitics.

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