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Vortrag: The Austrian Warfare-Welfare Nexus. A Perspective from War Victim Welfare

Donnerstag, 18.06.2015

Ke-chin Hsia (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)

Through the lens of welfare for war victims (wounded and disabled soldiers and dead soldiers' surviving dependents), this presentation shows that the First World War activated and amplified a latent logic of state-citizen bargain, which developed gradually since the introduction of compulsory military service in 1868. The war's scale of devastation not only forced the state to engage in a massive welfare expansion, but also consciously attempted to recast its legitimacy and main functions. This process continued through the revolutionary, Imperial- republican transition of 1918 and beyond (and in other successor-states). The First World War thus was a seminal event that redefined both the mission of the state and the substance of social citizenship in Austria and other successor states.


Wann: Do, 18. Juni 2015, 17:00 Uhr

Wo: SR 39.41, Attemsgasse 8 (DG), 8010 Graz


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Vortrag im Rahmen des Bereichs Konflikte – Gewalt – Krieg des Forschungsschwerpunkts Kultur- und Deutungsgeschichte Europas





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