FSS:SPPd0001 Social Policy - Course Information
SPPd0001 Theory of Social PolicyFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
- recommended for two first semesters
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The goal of the course is to improve the competences in the theoretical reflection of the key concepts in the theory of the welfare state. In particular the comopetence systematically answer the questions: What is the purpose and functions of social policy in (post)modern society? How the impacts of social policy may be understood?
- Learning outcomes
- Paper elaborating the theoretical concept (see above)
- Introductory seminar, explication of the tasks, discussion of the approach Individual consultations Assessment of the paper by teacher Presentation of the task on the seminar
- required literature
- Baldwin, P.: The Politics of Social Solidarity. Class Bases of the European Welfare State 1875 - 1975. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge etc. 1990.
- Pierson Ch. : Beyond the Welfare State. The New Political Economy of Welfare.Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991.
- Esping -Andersen, G.: The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Polity Press, Cambridge 1990.
- Heidenheimer, A.J., Flora, P. (eds.): The Development of the Welfare States in Europe and America. Transaction Books, New Brunswick - New Jersey 1981. kap. 1, 2, 11.
- Offe C. Contradictions of the Welfare State. London, Hutchinson. 1984.
- Ringen, S: The Possibilty of Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford 1987. kap. 1, kap. 8.
- recommended literature
- European Journal of Social Policy. Sage (poslední dva ročníky)
- Teaching methods
- The task of the students is to elaborate the paper on the topic a) Principles, objectives and functions of the selected social policy intervention/measure within the context of the contemporary developments, or b) Social and economic effectiveness (and efficiency) of the selected social policy intervention
- Assessment methods
- Submitting the paper, evaluation and recognition by the teacher (consistency in definition of the goal, method, theoretical arguments, conclusions).
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.