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[ 929CACSPWPK20 ] KS Introduction to the Study of the Politics of Welfare Production (Independent Study)

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Social Science Sandra Pfister 0 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare 2020W
Objectives The course gives a first introduction into the comparative welfare state literature. Students will review theoretical conceptualisations and analytical approaches to the study of social protection systems and in doing so develop an understanding of the historical development, different institutional forms and normative underpinnings of welfare production in the modern welfare state.
Subject The course provides an overview over the development of the modern welfare state and describes key aspects of welfare production in the different social policy areas. It provides theoretical background knowledge that allow students to identify and understand different institutional regimes of welfare production, different theories explaining welfare state development, as well as different historical trajectories in the development of social protection systems in their varied social, political, and ideological contexts. It also gives first insights in the principal methodological approaches for studying welfare state development.
Criteria for evaluation Written assignments and/or final exam.
Methods This is an independent study class. Students will autonomously engage with readings provided for them and demonstrate their insights in a final examination or a written assignment.
Language English
Study material Readings are provided by the instructor.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 30
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority