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SPOIB8B2 Social Policy and Development 5 ECTS
Organised by
Social Policy/ISSS
Person in charge
Mikko Perkiö

Learning outcomes

To understand basic ideas of the globalization in the perspective of social development. The student learns the global processes and powers that influence to poverty and welfare in contexts of the South and the North. They become familiar with the major themes and measures of social development on a global level and realize the basic nature of global inequalities.


Globalization and social development, especially poverty and social welfare in the developing countries. The module links development and social policy.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Written exam on the faculty examination day, or essay, or compensatory courses.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Hall, Anthony & Midgley, James: Social Policy for Development, Sage 2004.

Allen, Tim & Thomas, Alan: Poverty and development into 21st Century. Oxford University Press 2000, pp 1-162 and 241-466.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Social Policy (Social Policy/ISSS)
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities