Jeanette completed her PhD in 2010 on the subject of The Welfare State and Corporate Social Responsibility. She is the author of the book Corporate Social Responsibility and the Welfare State: The Historical and Contemporary Role of CSR in the Mixed Economy of Welfare (Ashgate Publications).
The book is a comparative study based on interviews with a wide spectrum of people working with corporate social responsibility ('CSR') professionally in England, Denmark and in the EU Commission. The focus is particularly on CSR when it is applied to the area of social exclusion. The book therefore includes investigations of local level CSR projects for socially excluded people in England and Denmark. The book engages with the conceptual controversies surrounding CSR; it accounts for the historical background to how CSR evolved in various countries throughout Europe and on the international level; and finally it also includes a discussion of the extent to which CSR is used by policy makers as a vehicle for rolling back the state.
Jeanette has taught on the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility since 2006 on the Masters in Public Policy programme, and since 2010 she has been lecturing on Scandinavian Welfare Systems on the undergraduate unit Comparative and International Social Policy. She has also taught on the subject of the mixed economy of welfare, and the qualitative analytical software programme NVIVO (version 9).
Comparative social policy; mixed economy of welfare; corporate social responsibility; historical institutionalism; role of ideas; social inclusions and exclusions; labour market.
Comparative social policy; mixed economy of welfare past, present and future; the role of the commercial sector as a welfare provider; corporate social responsibility; welfare state changes and continuities, convergence and divergence; globalization and Europeanization; social inclusions and exclusions; social divisions in the labour market; Historical Institutionalism; the role of ideas in institutional change; social research methodologies; NVIVO.