[ 929ELCLPDSK20 ] KS (*)Political Dynamics in Select Social Policy Fields

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5 ECTS M1 - Master 1. Jahr Sozialwissenschaften Tobias Wiß 2 SSt Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Quellcurriculum Masterstudium Joint Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare 2020W
Ziele (*)This course provides students with in-depth knowledge into the actual politics of welfare policy-making in a selected social policy field. The focus of attention is on policy design, political processes, and the political actors and institutions that structure those processes. The class has an explicitly comparative outlook, examining differences in the political processes and policy content across countries.
Lehrinhalte (*)Students will analyse the content of one social policy field, its historical development, major institutions, decision-making procedures and outcomes. More specifically, the following questions will be tackled: How can the policy field be organised, i.e. how do possible constellations of policies and institutions in different countries look like? Who are the major actors and organisations that participate in the production of welfare? What are the political dynamics? What role do international organisations play? The course addresses issues of political feasibility, prospects for policy innovation, considerations of the "political cost" of alternative courses of action and possible points of contention over certain social policy issues. The specific policy field or substantive focus of attention of this course may vary from year to year. The class may focus, for example, on pension policy, family policy, health policy, minimum social protection or migration and social policy.
Beurteilungskriterien (*)Active participation during the Intensive Programme (e.g. group work), reading assignment (e.g. reading response), seminar paper.
Lehrmethoden (*)Introduction during the Intensive Programme at the beginning of the semester, afterwards distance learning methods supported by Moodle.
Abhaltungssprache Englisch
Literatur (*)Readings are provided by the instructor.
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Sonstige Informationen (*)The specific substantive issue area of this class is variable, and JKU will publish a description detailing the contents in the semester prior to the one in which it is offered.
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