Welfare States In the Face of the Challenges of Globalization and Migration
- To introduce main concepts applied in social policy analysis and different approaches to study welfare states
- To give students the basic knowledge of historical development trajectories of welfare states in different parts of the world
- To apply the different theoretical approaches to explain patterns of welfare state development and reforms across nations
- To provide an understanding of various effects of demographic, social and economic factors on welfare state trajectories in the 21st century
- Analyzes expected and unexpected results of social policy, its impact on poverty and inequality.
- Analyzes the major steps in welfare states development and different theoretical explanations of welfare states growth and expansion.
- Describes new social risks connected with post-industrialization, globalization and political challenges on welfare states.
- Describes the importance of demographic shits and their role in welfare states dynamics.
- Describes the new directions of social reforms and the role of international actors on the future of the welfare states around the world.
- Describes the reasons for creating welfare state and the risks connected with introducing social policy.
- Explains the differences of welfare states and the main works and approaches in welfare states studies.
- Social risks and social policies, the idea and concept of welfare state
- Welfare state outcomes, distributional impacts of different social policies
- Emergence and development of welfare states in early and late industrialized countries: theoretical explanations
- Welfare state regimes typology and diversity of welfare states
- Demographic challenges to welfare states
- Post-industrial development, globalization and the future of welfare states in XXI century
- Is convergence between welfare states possible? New directions of social reforms and the role of international actors
- Written home assignmentsThe current control includes two written home assignments (800-1200 words each). It is to be prepared at home and delivered in class.
- Work in seminars
- Class attendance
- Written testThe exam is in the form of the written test. The exam is held on June 17 (Wednesday) from 15:10 on the Zoom platform at the link: https://zoom.us/j/94748739504. The exam lasts 1.5 astronomical hours (90 minutes). Students need to connect to the exam session in Zoom 10 minutes before the start (at 15:00) in order to test the platform. The student's computer must meet the following requirements: the presence of a working camera and microphone, support for Zoom. To participate in the exam, the student is obliged: to put his/her photo on the avatar, to be at the exam on time according to the schedule, and turn on the camera and microphone for the whole period of the exam. The written test includes multiple-choice and open questions. Grade is proportional to the number of the correct answers to the multiple choice and open questions that cover the content of the course and literature included in the mandatory list of the course. There are two test variants. At 15:00 (10 minutes before the exam time) the teacher sends the students (by uploading a file to the chat on the Zoom platform) the list with a distribution of students according to test variants. At 15:10, when the exam begins, the teacher uploads two test files to the chat on the Zoom platform and repeats aloud the distribution of students according to their variants. The student sends the finished work to the teacher by e-mail to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The name of the file should contain student’s surname and name. Works must be submitted no later than 1.5 astronomical hours after the start of the exam. During the exam, students are forbidden to: turn off the camera and microphone, use notes and tips. A short-term communication disruption during the exam is considered a communication disruption of less than 5 minutes. If the communication failure last less than a minute, students can continue the same test. In case of a short-term communication failure from 1 to 5 minutes, the student (immediately after the restoration of communication) gets the opportunity to fill out another version of the written work. A long-term communication disorder during the exam is considered a violation of more than 5 minutes. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure involves the use of complicated tasks.
- 2021/2022 2nd module
- 2021/2022 3rd module0.1 * Class attendance + 0.4 * Work in seminars + 0.2 * Written home assignments + 0.3 * Written test
- 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
- Butler, I., & Drakeford, M. (2005). Scandal, Social Policy and Social Welfare (Vol. Rev. 2nd ed. consultant editor, Jo Campling). Bristol, UK: Policy Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=221106