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230121 SE Selected Paradigms: Comparative Social Policies (2019S)

History, approaches, directions of research and developments

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 35 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 18.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 25.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 01.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 08.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 13.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 03.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 17.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course consists of three parts.
In the first part, it offers an introduction into basic concepts of social policy analysis, their different definitions and the historical context within which they developed. Welfare typologies will be presented and discussed, considering also the methodological implications and a “welfare-system” perspective. a perspective that is not only considering public actors and resources, but also welfare organizations, the family and market oriented actors.
In the second part, the course will address social policies from a comparative European perspective, with a special focus on Austria. Several policy domains will be considered (e.g. labour market, housing, social assistance,…).
In the third part, the course will address the crisis, development and transformation of social policies. It will consider transformation trends of European welfare systems, with special consideration of social innovation, social investment and their multilevel governance structure. Units will be held in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student will have to participate in discussions, group work, give one presentation and submit one final paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

25% individual participation in the discussions
25% individual and group preparation & participation in the exercises
50% individual presentation, including 1 handout for all to be sent around 1 day before the presentation and a 3000 words text (at the end of the course).

Examination topics

A detailed Syllabus about issues and themes and the related references to be addressed in each lecture will be distributed during the first meeting. This includes student's assignments.

Reading list

The syllabus will include the relevant information.

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA T2 SE Ausgewählte Paradigmen

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