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COSOPON4 The Liberal Welfare State 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
Person in charge
JKU
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Curricula 2015 – 2017
COSOPON4 The Liberal Welfare State 5 ECTS

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

The course describes the main features that comparative welfare state scholars associate with the Liberal Welfare Regime, as it exists in the Anglo-Saxon countries. It presents institutional characteristics and ongoing debates that set welfare production in this cluster of countries apart from other countries.

The class seeks to encourage critical reflection of not only the norms and institutions of welfare production in Liberal Welfare States, but also of the academic and popular perceptions of those norms and institutions.

Contents

The "social politics" of Liberalism and residualism will first be explored on a theoretical level. Then the course examines a set of country cases, in which core features of the Liberal Welfare State can be observed. Examining historical lineages of Liberal welfare policy serves as a backdrop for analyses of current challenges and trends in the social protection systems of the countries under review. The course also discusses (Continental) European perceptions and evaluations of the "Liberal Model".

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Introductory lectures during Intensive Programme, afterwards e-learning.

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunta
Yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunta
2018–2019
Teaching
Yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunta