Units of Study

SCLG2611 - Welfare States: A Comparative Analysis

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Gyu-Jin Hwang

Description

How do most industrialised countries publicly manage social risks? What are the principles that underpin these arrangements and how can we explain the differences between countries? Why do we want to compare the social policies of different countries? How can we meaningfully compare such policies? This unit examines these questions by comparing welfare state activity in particular spheres and explores some of the key practical, methodological and theoretical issues facing those comparing welfare states.

Assessments

class facilitation (10%), 1x1500wd essay (30%) and 1x3000wd essay (60%)

Textbooks

A reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Prohibitions

SCLG2509

Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2611

Lecture

           

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