The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 29 student(s).
Current registration and enrollment status: enrolled: 10/29, only registered: 0/29
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
On successful completion of the course student will be able 1. to select relevant theory of welfare state program emergence or change and 2. to use it in explaining changes in selected (Czech) social policy program.
The course is devoted to the following topics and issues:
1. “Demand” and “supply” theories of the emergence of welfare state.
2. The “industrialism” theory.
3. The “working class struggle theory”.
4. The “interest” or “risk” group theory.
6. “State centered” theories.
7. “Theory” and “typology” of welfare state.
8. Hypotheses on the emergence and changes of the welfare state.
PAMPEL, Fred C. and John B. WILLIAMSON. Age, class, politics, and the welfare state. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. xvi, 199 s. ISBN 0-521-43791-1. info
PIVEN, Frances Fox and Richard A. CLOWARD. Regulating the poor : the functions of public welfare. 2nd. ed. New York: Vintage Books, 1993. xix, 524 p. ISBN 0-679-74516-512. info
MISHRA, Ramesh. Welfare state in crisis : social thought and social change. 1. ed. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1984. 208 s. ISBN 0-7108-0247-1. info
De SWAAN, A.: In Care or the State. Polity Press, Cambridge 1988.
BALDWIN, Peter. The politics of social solidarity :class bases of the european welfare state 1875-1975. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. xiii, 353. ISBN 0-521-42893-9. info
The comparative history of public policy. Edited by Francis G. Castles. 1st ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992. x, 340 s. ISBN 0-7456-1069-2. info
TITMUSS, Richard M. Essays on "The welfare state". 2nd. ed. London: Unwin university books, 1966. 262 s. info
New perspectives on the welfare state in Europe. Edited by Catherine Jones. 1. ed. London: Routledge, 1993. 246 s. ISBN 0-415-07042-2. info
STEPHENS, J.O.: Transition from Capitelism to Socialism. Humanity Press, New Jersey 1980.
ESPING-ANDERSEN, G.: Power and Distributional Regimes. Politics & Society, vol.14, No 2, 1985, pp. 223 – 256
Vývoj sociálního státu v Evropě :čítanka z historie moderní evropské sociální politiky. Edited by Libor Musil, Translated by Jana Ogrocká. Vyd. 1. Brno: Doplněk, 1996. 256 s. ISBN 80-85765-62-4. info
The Development of welfare states in Europe and America. Edited by Peter Flora - Arnold J. Heidenheimer. New Brunswick, U.S.A.: Transaction Books, 1984. 417 s. ISBN 0-87855-920-5. info
The learning outcomes of the course will be attained by means of following teaching methods: 1. lectures, 2. paper on selected theory of emergence or change of welfare state programs, 3. elaborating essays on “Explaining the change of the selected program by relevant theory” and „The relevance of basic questions of typology of the welfare states in understanding the selected national welfare state”, 4. presentation of first drafts of the both essays.
The course is completed by exam which consists in writing two essays and presenting paper (see above Teaching methods). The essay on “Explaining the change of the selected program by relevant theory” is assessed in terms of ability of student to identify factors of welfare state program changes relevant in context of selected theory, to define indicators of these factors and to use these indications in describing and explaining selected change of selected welfare state program. The essay on „The relevance of basic questions of typology of the welfare states in understanding the selected national welfare state” is assessed in terms of ability of the student to identify those elements of selected “national” welfare state which the typology of welfare state regimes by Esping-Andersen does not put attention to. The paper is assessed in terms of ability of the student to identify and described in structured manner factors a concepts used by the author of selected theory in interpreting emergence or change of welfare state programs. Student can gain 30 points for each essay as well as for the paper. In sum, student can gain maximum 90 points. To finish the course successfully student has to gain minimum 60 points.
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: 3 původní kredity.