The Legacy of Colonialism: Origins and Outcomes of Social Protection

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The Legacy of Colonialism: Origins and Outcomes of Social Protection (COLSOC) is a research project that seeks to systematically understand how colonialism has shaped the remarkable differences in social protection and investigates its postcolonial outcomes.

The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and is run by a team of researchers based at the University of Bamberg and the University of Bremen, Germany.

Featured Publications

From Colonialism to International Aid:

External Actors and Social Protection in the Global South

Schmitt, Carina (2020): From Colonialism to International Aid. External Actors and Social Protection in the Global South, Global Dynamics of Social Policy, Cham: Springer International Publishing

Featured Event

For God and Country: British Protestant Missions and the Foundations of Democracy in Africa
(with Dean Dulay)

23 June - 25 June 2022
12th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association