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SPOLA3A3 Nordic Welfare Societies in Transition 3 ECTS
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Social Policy
Department of Social Research

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Nordic Welfare Societies in Transition

The aim of the course is that students recognise the features that have commonly been linked with the idea of a Nordic welfare model and Nordic welfare state. In addition students will learn about differences amongst the Nordic welfare states and some changes that they have undergone.

There will be various lecturers during the course. To pass the course active participation is required during the lectures and students need to write a 3 page paper on a certain research question (questions will be formulated during the course). Papers will be discussed jointly during the last session of the course.

Half of the each session will contain a lecture and another half will be dedicated to discussions and/or group work. Lectures take place on Thursdays, 9-12.

The course is coordinated by Liina Sointu (liina.sointu@uta.fi).


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Liina Sointu (coordinator), Teacher


Lectures 27 hours