How and why do some ideas about social justice, distribution and inequality get translated into social policy while others do not? This unit explores concepts that feature prominently in the contemporary configuration of welfare states. It examines how key social policy ideas are translated (or not) into policy practice and the conditions under which these ideas become materialised and changed over time. Through the use of case studies, students are given the opportunity to explore the policy dynamics that underpin the emergence, development and demise of social policies.
1x1000wd class presentation (10%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd research proposal (50%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Social Policy or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies