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Comparative Social Policy (SOCI90003)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSOCI90003
November - Off Campus
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This subject, which is taught in Indonesia, uses a comparative approach to analyse key areas of contemporary social policy, with a focus on the reform strategies that emerged over the 1990s. The subject examines the different social policy responses that have characterised these strategies, and considers ways of evaluating policy models in key areas. It engages with social policy in Australia, Europe and North America, emerging social policy in Asia, as well as with the increasing role of international organizations. The subject focuses on key policy areas, drawn from family policy, health policy, employment policy, ageing and urban policies. Elements of the subject will be presented in conjunction with Gadjah Mada Universitas in Indonesia.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subjects student should:

  • be able to develop comparative analysis of continuity and change in social policy;
  • have a knowledge of comparative studies of contemporary welfare regimes;
  • be able to critically assess the role of international organisations in social policy.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject students should:

  • be able demonstrate critical thinking and analytic skills, through research and written communication;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically, both orally and in writing;
  • be able to display awareness and understanding of the social, ethical and cultural contexts of research and of our place as researchers.

Last updated: 9 August 2019