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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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Social Policy

Social Policy is a social science and a discipline which explores the welfare of individuals and communities, the level of that welfare, its production and distribution. Its special themes are social problems and social risks threatening the preconditions for a good life at the level of the individual, the community, the nation and the entire world. Such issues include social rights, fairness, power, equality, inequality, exclusion and deprivation. The object of interest is further how changes and political ideologies and structures affect social policy. Other crucial issues concern sustainable development such as the relation of the human being to the living environment and to nature.

Social policy is also practical activity to solve social problems. In the teaching and research of social policy an important part is played by the evaluation of how the systems of social policy can guarantee citizens welfare in an internationalizing and globalizing world in which the social problems are becoming ever more complex.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities