This unit examines how industrialised countries manage social risks and how welfare policies can be meaningfully compared. By exploring theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of social policy, it investigates key principles underpinning social policies in a variety of countries, and how we can best explain differences between them.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (10%), 1x 1500wd Research essay (40%), 1x 2000wd Take-home exercise (50%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in SociologyProhibitions
SCLG2509 or SCLG2611