CEU’s Annual Doctoral Conference (ADC) has been organized every year since 2006, providing opportunity to PhD students from CEU and partner institutions to present and discuss their research papers, test their ideas, while gaining valuable feedback from first class discussants.
Date and Time: The ADC 2019 is held on Wednesday - Friday, 27-29 March 2019
Venue: Popper and Gellner rooms
The event is hosted by the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations at CEU.
The 2019 ADC features three one-day workshops, each topic lasting a day:
Mar 29: "Housing"
Organizers: Katalin Amon, Martino Comelli
CEU Faculty: Thomas Fetzer, Violetta Zentai
Invited discussants: Manuel Aalbers (KU Leuven) and Sebastian Kohl (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)
10:00-11:30 Housing Structure / Housing and Structure (Gellner room)
This panel focuses on the structural characteristics of global, national and local housing regimes, processes of financialization/commodification in different settings.
Discussant: Thomas Fetzer (CEU)
- Vargovic, Emil (CEU)
Rethinking the Welfare State: Well-functioning Economies, and Asset-based Welfare
- Posfai, Zsuzsanna (Periferia Kozpont)
Post-crisis tendencies in housing in Hungary: the illusion of de-financialization
11.30-12.00 Coffee break (in front of Gellner rooom)
12.00-13.30 Housing and Agency (Gellner room)
This panel concentrates on political agency by the state, social movements and other political actors within housing regimes and local reactions to the process of financialization.
Discussant: Violetta Zentai (CEU Center for Policy Studies)
- Amon, Katalin (CEU)
Beyond market expansion: A theoretical framework for understanding agency in peripheral housing regimes?
- Atsungur, Gorkem (CEU)
Housing as a Tool of Integration or Ethnic Segregation? An Analysis of Turkish Migrants in German Cities
- Kovats, Bence (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Pre-Commodification in the Hungarian Housing System Before State-Socialism: New Perspectives for Housing Analysis
13.30-15.00 Lunch break (in front of Gellner room)
15.00-16.30 (GELLNER ROOM)
TALK BY SEBASTIAN KOHL
HOMEOWNERSHIP IDEOLOGY, MORTGAGE FINANCIALIZATION AND THE FRAGILE PROMISE OF PROPERTY-OWNING DEMOCRACY
Homeownership ideology emerged as the political dream to solve housing market problems and even capitalist contradictions such as inequalities by bringing more people into their own homes with the help of liberalized access to mortgages. In longer historical perspective the resulting inflation of mortgage debt, however, can be shown to have been neither necessary nor sufficient for bringing more people into homeownership. One reason is that more mortgage debt has not necessarily created more housing supply through new construction, but inflated asset prices of existing homes. Rather than the pull of the homeownership dream financed by more mortgages, the push-effect of rent regulation, crowding out rental units, produced more homeowners. The homeownership promise itself resulted in a pile of household debt, less new construction and unequal islands of high-price cities.
16.30-17.00 Coffee break (in front of Gellner room)
17.00-18.30 Informal discussion with housing researchers (Gellner room)