March - Online
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The aim of this course is to analyse and discuss social policy and different social policy systems in a context of globalisation. The course is divided into two parts. In the first part we will introduce some basic concepts and typologies that have been used to characterise different systems of social policy. These models are used as a starting point for analysing labour markets and welfare systems in different countries. The historical background to the development of specific models of social policy - the economic, social and political context within which they have emerged - will also be discussed. Another important aspect of comparison is the elation between different models and gender equality/inequality. The second part of the course focuses on the impact of economic globalisation on social policy. In this context the challenges of globalisation for different models is discussed. The course concludes by discussing future prospects for social policy.
Intended learning outcomes
On the completion of the course, students shall:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different social policy systems in a context of globalisation;
- demonstrate knowledge about theoretical traditions and research results in the study of globalisation and social policy;
- demonstrate knowledge of changes in governance and regulation of welfare in relation to globalisation;
- understand the gender aspects of different welfare systems and global social policy;
- be able to follow the development of knowledge on globalisation and social policy.
Last updated: 2 December 2019