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Contemporary Social Policy

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The present program outlines minimum demands of students’ knowledge and skills and the content of the course. The syllabus is intended for the department teaching this course, its teaching assistants, and students of the degree program ‘BA in Sociology’.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of the course, the student should have the ability to: ● Demonstrate a general knowledge of various types of social policy, main debates and policy variations across regions of the world. ● Apply to a satisfactory level the knowledge acquired in a policy report or oral presentation.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • - Know basic concepts of social policy;
  • - Know the difference between regulatory, redistributive and morality policies
  • - Know the theoretical, empirical foundations of the morality policies and their geographical spreads
  • Be able to assess and to write a policy report
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Contemporary welfare systems around the Globe
    The Liberal, Social Democratic and Conservative models. What is a welfate system? South East Asian and Post-socialist European models of social policies. New social policy experiments in the Global South (South Asia, Latin America and Africa). Specific focus of it onn labour market policies, health care policies, pensions policy. Current challenges to Welfare states
  • Morality policies
    The reasons and discourse on the legalization of prostitution, same-sex marriage, alcohol and gambling in the Western countries
  • Assessing Social Policies
    Defining the problem, assembling evidence, constructing evidence, selecting criteria, projecting the outcomes, confronting the trade-offs, deciding and telling the story
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Group Presentation counting for 40% of the final grade.
    This will be the result of group work by four or five students and last about 20 minutes including questions and answers. It will count for 40 % of the total grade as well as the final exam. The group presentation for the exam is evaluated according to the following criteria: Ability to make a presentation on a given topic. In preparing the presentation, it is necessary, firstly, to identify the main goals and objectives of the analysis, and second, to justify the selection of the empirical information; thirdly, to briefly outline the main content of the work done; fourth, formulate conclusions on the topic and answer questions. Additional details, specifications and updates to the syllabus where necessary will be given in class or distributed by email. Another 20% will count for class participation (quantitative and qualitative).
  • non-blocking Sitting exam (multiple answers questionnaire).
    This will count for 40% of the grade. It will deal with the course contents delivered in the previous lectures.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.400 Multiple answers questionnaire.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Barr, N. (2012). Economics of the Welfare State. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.oxp.obooks.9780199297818
  • Kwon, H., Mkandawire, T., & Palme, J. (2009). Introduction: social policy and economic development in late industrializers. International Journal of Social Welfare, 18, S1–S11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2009.00635.x
  • Larsen, L. T., Green-Pedersen, C., & Engeli, I. (2012). Morality Politics in Western Europe : Parties, Agendas and Policy Choices. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=475267

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Esping-Andersen, G. (2013). The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. [Place of publication not identified]: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1101509
  • Goodin, R., Moran, M., & Rein, M. (2015). The Oxford handbook of public policy. Australia, Australia/Oceania: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.3A27B9A0