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Jolanta Aidukaite


Jolanta Aidukaite

Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764

Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Jolanta Aidukaite

Jolanta Aidukaite obtained her PhD in Sociology in 2004 at Stockholm University. In 2010, she was awarded Associate Professor degree at Södertörn University. At present, she is Chief Researcher at the Lithuanian Social Research Centre (http://lstc.lt/index_en.php) and Professor at Vilnius University (http://www.fsf.vu.lt/en/). Prior to taking up a position in Lithuania (January 2009), she was lecturing and conducting research on social policy issues at the Södertörn University, Sweden (during the period 2000-2008). She is currently working part-time as researcher at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg.

Specialist Fields
Aidukaite’s main research interest is in the field of comparative social policy, including family policy, globalization, Europeaniation and social policy; housing policy. She also specializes in the field of urban sociology, namely urban community mobilization and urban segregation. Jolanta Aidukaite has published extensively on the social policy development issues in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in the three Baltic States.

Current research
”Housing, Social Mobilisations and Urban Governance in Central and Eastern Europe”, funded by Formas (2017-20). The project studies housing policy and housing activism in Bucharest, Budapest and Vilnius. Project leader: Kerstin Jacobsson.

Teaching and tutoring
Aidukaite's fields of teaching include comparative welfare state studies, comparative urban and housing policy. Jolanta Aidukaite also supervises student essays and doctoral theses.

J. Aidukaite is a Board member of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 19 “Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy” (http://www.isa-sociology.org/en/research-networks/research-committees/rc19-poverty-social-welfare-and-social-policy/); she is Espanet (European network for social policy analysis) Board member (https://blogg.hioa.no/espanet/about-espanet/board/). Aidukaite is a founder and member of the Espanet Baltic (Social policy network uniting social policy expert from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).

Peer reviewed articles:
Aidukaite, J. (Forthcoming) ‘Explaining Community Mobilization in the City of Vilnius: A Search for Social Capital’, Journal of Baltic Studies.

Aidukaite, J. (2016) ‘The role of leaders in shaping urban movements: a study of community mobilisation in Lithuania’, East European Politics 32 (1): 105-122.

Aidukaite, J. (2016) ‘Vilnius. Giving meaning to abandoned buildings’, Baltic Worlds (1-2): 68-79.

Aidukaite, J. and Fröhlich, Ch. (2015) ‘Struggle over public space: grassroots movements in Moscow and Vilnius’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 35 (7/8): 565 - 580.

Aidukaite, J. (2014) ‘Transformation of the welfare state in Lithuania: towards globalization and Europeanization’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 47 (1): 59-69.

Aidukaite, J. (2014) ‘Housing policy regime in Lithuania: towards liberalization and marketization’, GeoJournal 79: 421-432.

Aidukaite, J. (2013) ‘Changes in Social Policy in the Baltic States over the last Decade (2000-2012)’, Ekonomika 92 (2): 89-105.

Aidukaite, J. (2013) ‘Community Mobilizations around Housing and Local Environment: Insights into the Case of Vilnius’, Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas 1 (32): 136-151.

Aidukaite, J. (2013) ‘Būsto politika skirtinguose gerovės modeliuose’ (Housing policy in different welfare state regimes), Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas 3/2 (33): 304-320.

Aidukaite, J. (2011) ‘Welfare Reforms and Socio-economic Trends in the Ten New EU Member States of Central and Eastern Europe’, Journal of Communist and Post-Communist Studies 44 (3), pp. 211-219.

Bogdanova, N., Aidukaitė, J. (2011) ‘Socialinis draudimas tarpukario Lietuvoje: kūrimosi ypatybės bei būdingiausi bruožai’ (Social insurance in interwar Lithuania), Filosofija. Sociologija. 22 (4): 373–383.

Aidukaite, J. (2010) ‘Welfare reforms in Central and Eastern Europe: a new type of welfare regime?, Ekonomika 89 (4), pp. 7-24.

Aidukaite, J. (2009) ‘Old welfare State Theories and New welfare regimes in Eastern Europe: Challenges or Implications’, Journal of Communist and Post-communist studies 42 (1), pp. 23-39.

Aidukaite, J. (2006) ‘The Formation of Social Insurance Institutions of the Baltic States in the Post-socialist era’, Journal of European Social Policy 16 (3), pp. 259-270.

Aidukaite, J. (2006) ‘Reforming Family Policy in the Baltic States – the Views of the Elites’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39 (1), pp. 1-23.

Aidukaite, J. (2003) ‘From Universal System of Social Policy to Particularistic? The case of the Baltic States’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies 36 (4), pp. 405-426.

Book chapters:
Aidukaite, J., Moskvina, J., Skuciene, D. (2016) “Lithuanian Welfare System in Times of Recent Crisis”, In: Klaus Schubert, Paloma de Villota, Johanna Kuhlmann (eds.) Challenges to European Welfare Systems. Springer, pp. 419-441.

Aidukaite, J., Jacobsson, K. (2015) “Europeanization and Urban Movements: Political Opportunities of Community Organizations in Lithuania”, In: Jacobsson, K. (ed.) Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 247-273.

Aidukaite, J. (2015) „Urban Mobilizations in Lithuania: Scope, Reasons and Non-Particpation“, in Ionel N. Sava )ed.), Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe. A renewal of protests and democracy (Editura university din bucaresti: Romania), pp. 207-221.

Aidukaite, J. (2011) ‘The “Baltic Welfare State” after 20 Years of Transition’, in Marju Lauristin (ed.), Estonian Human Development Report. Baltic Way(s) of Human Development: Twenty Years On (Eesti Koostoo Kogu: Tallinn), pp. 70-74.

Aidukaite, J. (2009) ‘Transformation of welfare systems in the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania’, in Alfio Cerami and Pieter Vanhuysse (Eds.), Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in CEE (Basignstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 96-112.

Aidukaite, J. (2009) ‘The Estonian model of the welfare state: tradition and changes’, in Peter Hengstenberg, S. Golinowska and M. Żukowski (eds), European Social Model: National versus European social policy strategies. Chances and conditions for internalization (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Warszawa), pp. 110-136.

Aidukaite, J. (2009) The Welfare System of Lithuania, in Klaus Schubert, Ursula Bazant and Simon Hegelich (eds), The Handbook of European Welfare Systems (Routledge: London and New York), pp. 294-310.

Aidukaite, J. (2007) ‘Die Entwicklung in der post-sowjetischen Ära: Das litauische Wohlfahrtssystem (The Welfare System of Lithuania)’, in Klaus Schubert, Ursula Bazant and Simon Hegelich (eds), Europäische Wohlfahrtssysteme (European Welfare Systems) (VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden), pp. 403-423.

Aidukaite, J. (2000) ‘Post-socialist Welfare State and Gender: a comparative study in the Baltic States’, in Meilute Taljunaite (ed.), Streaming towards Social Stability (Vilnius: Lithuanian Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Centre for Russian and East European Studies University of Göteborg), pp. 95-109.

Aidukaite, J., Bogdanova, N., Guogis, A. (2012) Gerovės valstybės raida Lietuvoje: mitas ar realybė? (Creation of the welfare state in Lithuania: myth or reality?) (Lietuvos socialinių tyrimų centras: Vilnius).

Aidukaite, J. (ed.) (2009) Poverty, Urbanity and Social Policy: Central and Eastern Europe Compared (Nova Sciences Publishers ins.: New York).

Aidukaite, J. (2004) The Emergence of the Post-Socialist Welfare State. The case of the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations No. 1 (University College of South Stockholm: Elanders Gotab).


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