Kai Leichsenring
 


Position
Executive Director

Education
He studied Political Sciences (degree: Dr. phil.) at the University of Vienna.

Languages
His mother tongue is German. Moreover he speaks English, French and Italian.

Contact details
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, A-1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-319 45 05-12
Fax: +43-1-319 45 05-19
Email: Leichsenring

Research interests
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • New Public Management and social services
  • Ageing & Society
  • Integrated Care
  • Quality Improvement in health and social care
  • Long-term Care Systems: their identity, policies, structures, pathways, management and resources, people - and their links with the health system
Selected publications
  • The Austrian Welfare State System: With Special Reference to the Long-term Care System’ in: Aspalter, C. (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems (forthcoming).
  • ‘Der österreichische Weg der 24-Stunden-Betreuung und seine Wirkung auf Qualität und Qualitätssicherung’ (mit A.E. Schmidt) in: Soziale Sicherheit, Heft 1, Januar 2016: 15-21.
  • The view from within: “Good” care from the perspective of care professionals – lessons from an explorative study. Policy Brief (with K. Schulmann, K. Gasior and M. Fuchs). February 2016. Vienna: European Centre.
  • Gute Pflege aus Sicht der Beschäftigten - Bedingungen, Ziele und Perspektiven der Qualitätsverbesserung in der Langzeitpflege. Studie im Auftrag der AK Wien (mit K. Schulmann, K. Gasior and M. Fuchs), Wien 2015: Europäisches Zentrum, AK Wien.
  • ‘Buurtzorg Nederland – Ein innovatives Modell der Langzeitpflege revolutioniert die Hauskrankenpflege’ in: ProCare, No. 8, 2015: 22-24.
  • ‘Regulating migrants as a low-cost solution: The formalisation of a dual care labour market in Austria’ (with J. Winkelmann and A. Schmidt) in: Morel, N./Carbonnier, C. (eds.) At your service? The political economy of household services in Europe. Basingstoke 2015: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 172-195.
  • ‘Lessons for regulating informal markets and implications for quality assurance – the case of migrant carers in Austria’ (with A.E. Schmidt, J. Winkelmann and R. Rodrigues) in: Ageing & Society, March 2015, available on CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/S0144686X1500001X: 1-23.
  • To Make or to Buy Long-term Care? Part III. Quality Assurance to Avoid Market-failure. Policy Brief (with J. Winkelmann and R. Rodrigues). November 2014. Vienna: European Centre.
  • To Make or to Buy Long-term Care? Part II: Lessons from Quasi-markets in Europe. Policy Brief (with J. Winkelmann and R. Rodrigues). October 2014. Vienna: European Centre.
  • To Make or to Buy Long-term Care? Part I: Learning from Theory. Policy Brief (with R. Rodrigues and J. Winkelmann), September 2014. Vienna: European Centre.
  • The ‘Make or Buy’ Decision in Long-term Care: Lessons for Policy. Project Report (with R. Rodrigues and J. Winkelmann). Vienna 2014: European Centre
  • ‘Developing an Internationally-Applicable Service Specification for Continence Care: Systematic Review, Evidence Synthesis and Expert Consensus’ (with A.S. Wagg, D.K. Newman and P. van Houten) in: Plos One, 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104129.
  • ‘Methodological Development of the Interactive INTERLINKS Framework for Long Term Care’ (with J. Billings) in: International Journal of Integrated Care, 14 (April-June 2014): 1-10.
  • ‘Performance Measurement in long-term care in Austria’ (with F. Lamontagne-Godwin, A. Schmidt, R. Rodrigues and G. Ruppe) in: Mor, V./Leone, T./Maresso, A. (eds.) Regulating long-term care quality: An international comparison. Cambridge 2014: Cambridge University Press, 33-66.
  • ‘The public gets what the public wants: Experiences of public reporting in long-term care in Europe’ (with R. Rodrigues, L. Trigg, A.E. Schmidt) in: Health Policy, Vol. 116, May 2014: 84-94.
  • ‘Nine European trends in quality management of long-term care for older people’ (with H. Nies) in: KIZ – Tijdschrift over kvaliteit en veiligheit in zorg, Vol. 7 (2013): 24-27.
  • ‘Politiche familiari in Europa’ in: L. Malfer and F. Gagliarducci (eds) Festival della Famiglia di Trento: Crisi economica e programmazione delle politiche familiari. Milano 2013: FrancoAngeli, pp. 357-362.
  • Long-term care in Europe – Improving Policy and Practice (ed. with J. Billings and H. Nies). Basingstoke 2013: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • ‘Quality measurement and improvement in long-term care in Europe’ (with H. Nies and R. van der Veen) in: OECD/European Commission (eds.) A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and improving quality in long-term care. Paris 2013: OECD Health Policy Studies, OECD Publishing, pp. 223-245.
  • ‘Constructing long-term care systems in Europe - Theoretical considerations and examples of innovative practice’ in: Széman, Z. (ed.) Challenges of the ageing societies in the Visegrad countries. Budapest 2013: Hungarian Maltese Charity Service, pp. 71-82.
  • ‘Ergebnisorientierte Qualitätsindikatoren für Alters- und Pflegeheime’ in: Soziale Sicherheit, Journal of the Swiss Federal Social Insurance Office, no. 1, Januar 2012 (in German and French): 26-31
  • Integrated Care for older people in Europe – latest trends and perceptions’ in: International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 12, January 2012.
  • ‘Qualität in der Langzeitpflege – Ansätze und Instrumente aus Europa’ in: Österreichisches Komitee für Soziale Arbeit (ed.) Langzeitpflege in einer solidarischen Gesellschaft. Herausforderungen und Chancen. Wien 2011: ÖKSA, pp. 95-108.
  • Contracting for Quality (with S. Barnett and R. Rodrigues). Brighton 2011: European Social Network/ESN.
  • ‘Introducing civicness in steering and managing social services. Cases from long-term care’ in: Brandsen, T./Dekker, P./Evers, A. (eds.) Civicness in the Governance and Delivery of Social Services. Baden-Baden 2010: Nomos, pp. 113-124.
  • ‘Le tendenze politiche socio-sanitarie nell’ambito della cura ed assistenza a lungo termine nei Paesi europei’ in: Bertin, G. (a cura di) Invecchiamento e politiche per la non autosufficienza. Trento 2009: Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson, pp. 191-218.
  • ‘La atención integral como base de los sistemas emergentes de asistencia de larga duración en Europa’ in: Arriba González de Durana, A./Moreno Fuentes, F.J. (eds.) El tratamiento de la dependencia en los regímenes de bienestar europeos contemporáneos. Madrid 2009: Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO - Colección Estudios Serie Dependencia, No. 12007), pp. 95-122.
  • Generationenpolitik – Internationale Ansätze und Entwicklungen (mit K. Hämel, M. Thenner-Eßkuchen, B. Fux). Bern 2009: Bundesamt für Sozialversicherungen.
  • Contribution to the WHO series The Solid Facts – Home Care in Europe, edited by R. Tarricone and A.D. Tsouros, Copenhagen 2008.
  • ‘Die Bedeutung integrierter Versorgungsnetzwerke in Europa. Ergebnisse aus dem europäischen Forschungsprojekt PROCARE’ in: Hedtke-Becker, A./Zank, S. (Hg.) Europäische Perspektiven für Generationen in Familie und Gesellschaft im demographischen Wandel. Stuttgart 2007: Kohlhammer Verlag, pp. 117-129.
  • ‘Soziale Dienste für pflegebedürftige alte Menschen’ in: Schulte, B./Lübking, U./Linzbach, C./Scholz, S. (Hg.) Die Zukunft der sozialen Dienste vor der europäischen Herausforderung. Baden-Baden 2005: Nomos, pp. 279-296.
  • Integrating health and social care services for older persons. Evidence from 9 European countries (ed. with J. Billings). Aldershot 2005: Ashgate.
  • Developing integrated health and social care services for older persons in Europe’ in: International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 4, September 2004 - ISSN 1568-4156.
  • Providing integrated health and social care for older persons. A European overview of issues at stake (ed. with A. Alaszewski). Aldershot 2004: Ashgate.
  • ‘La regolazione delle politiche sociali nei Paesi dell’Unione Europea a partire dai sistemi locali’ (con G. Bertin) in: Messina, P. (a cura di) Sistemi locali e spazio europeo. Roma 2003: Carocci, pp. 188-204.
  • Qualität Sozialer Dienste in Deutschland und Österreich (mit F. Frerichs, G. Naegele, M. Reichert und M. Stadler). Münster 2003: LIT Verlag (Dortmunder Beiträge zur Sozial- und Gesellschaftspolitik, Bd. 49).
  • Soziale Lösungen vor Ort. Neue Wege in der kommunalen Sozialpolitik (Hg. mit B. Rosenberg). Wien 1999: Renner Institut.
  • ‘“Le do qualcos’altro?” Il cittadino come compratore dei servizi alla persona’ in: Bertin, G. (a cura di) Accreditamento e regolazione dei servizi sociali. Padova 2002: emme&erre libri, pp. 97-116.
  • ‘Partners or competitors? The challenging world of public-private relationships in social services’ in: European Social Network (ed.) Mind the Gap! Building cooperation between the Public and Private Social Sectors at a European level. Brighton 2001: ESN, pp. 5-14 (www.socialeurope.com).
  • ‘Austria: social enterprises and new childcare services’ in: Borzaga, C./Defourny, J. (eds) The Emergence of Social Enterprises. London 2001: Routledge (Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organisations), pp. 31-46.
  • ‘Solidarity and care in Austria’ (with G. Majce and S. Pleschberger) in: ter Meulen, R./Arts, W./Muffels, R. (eds) Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe. Dordrecht/Boston/London 2001: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 189-228.
  • ‘Internationale Trends der Privatisierung sozialer Dienste – Hintergründe und Entwicklungslinien am Beispiel der Reformen in Delft und Stockholm’ in: Boessenecker, K.-H./Trube, A./Wohlfahrt, N. (Hg.) Privatisierung im Sozialsektor. Rahmenbedingungen, Verlaufsformen und Probleme der Ausgliederung sozialer Dienste. Münster 2000: Votum Verlag, pp. 95-115.
  • Political Participation of Older Citizens in Austria’ (with Christiane Bahr and Charlotte Strümpel) in: Walker, A./Naegele, G. (eds.) The Politics of Old Age in Europe. Buckingham 1999: Open University Press, pp. 65-82.
  • The Use of Small Housing Units for Persons Suffering from Dementia (in English, French and German). Vienna 1998: European Centre (Eurosocial Reports, No. 63, 64 and 65).
  • Alternativen zum Heim (Alternatives to Nursing Homes). Wien 1998: Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Soziales (Reihe ‘Soziales Europa’, Bd. 9).
  • Developing Quality in Personal Social Services. Concepts, Cases and Comments (ed. with A. Evers, R. Haverinen and G. Wistow). Aldershot 1997: Ashgate.
  • ‘Mitsprache’ – Bedarfsfelder für politische Mitsprache älterer Menschen in Österreich (mit Ch. Bahr und Ch. Strümpel). Wien 1996: BMAS (Forschungsberichte aus Sozial- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik, Nr. 58).
  • Reduktion oder Redefinition politischer Verantwortung? New Public Management und die Modernisierung sozialer Dienste in Delft und Stockholm (mit A. Evers), Wien 1996: European Centre (Eurosocial Report, No. 60).
  • Managing Care and Welfare in Central and Eastern European Countries. Report of an International Seminar (ed. with R. Kraan), Wien 1996: European Centre (Eurosocial Report, No. 58).


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