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Social Policy

2022/2023
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
5
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
4 year, 1, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course will examine the concept of the welfare state and its major historical patterns. It will discuss key social issues and deficiencies of modern society, as well as public policy institutional arrangements and instruments shaping this institutional arena, which links governments and public communities together in their common pursuit of sustainable growth and transformation. In the second part of the course, we will examine policy areas associated with the most important segments of the modern welfare state, such as education, health care, family policy, etc. This comparison will be done through a discussion of practical cases borrowed from various economic, demographic, institutional, and political contexts.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To make students know more about the phenomena of "social policy", "welfare state" and their practical realization.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to think critically and interpret the experience
  • work with information: find, define and use the information from different sources which required for solving of research and professional problems
  • capable of analyzing the political phenomena and political processes by using political science methods and in support of practical decision making process
  • able to work in a team
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Class 1. Lecture.
  • Class 2. Lecture.
  • Class 3. Lecture.
  • Class 4. Lecture.
  • Class 5. Seminar.
  • Class 6. Seminar.
  • Class 7. Seminar.
  • Class 8. Seminar.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class participation
    Assesses each student’s involvement and his/her input in the class discussions and other individual in-class activities (e.g. quizzes, tests, etc).
  • non-blocking attendance
    Assesses each student’s involvement and his/her input in the class discussions and other individual in-class activities (e.g. quizzes, tests, etc).
  • non-blocking Presentation
    Each student is supposed to deliver one or two (depending on the size of the class) presentation on topics covered by the syllabus. Students are supposed to work in small groups and prepare presentations that should be delivered by all group members.
  • non-blocking Examination
    Final examination is conducted in the form of the in-class written exam. Students are supposed to prepare an in-class written text of at least 800-1000 words addressing one of the questions (by their choice) that cover core topics of the course and are offered by the instructor immediately before the start of the examination.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.2 * attendance + 0.3 * Presentation + 0.3 * In-class participation + 0.2 * Examination
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Kennett, P. (2004). A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kennett, P., & Lendvai-Bainton, N. (2017). Handbook of European Social Policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1577575