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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20551 - STATES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND SOCIAL WELFARE

Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  12 credits SPS/04) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04) - GIO (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SPS/04)
Course Director:
PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO


Prerequisites

There are no formal requirements but some interest in social and political dynamics is necessary. Moreover, although there are no formal requirements with respect to theory or methodology, strong critical thinking skills would be vital.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Welfare states are an essential feature of contemporary political regimes. Therefore, understanding how they developed and how they are currently facing pressures constitutes an important tool for the understanding of contemporary political and social issues.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course provides the main analytical tools needed to understand the nature welfare state developments over time. The social and political determinants of welfare state variants are analysed and current challenges for welfare state futures are presented and discussed.


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

Understand the social and political determinants which have given birth to contemporary welfare states. Furthermore, students will learn how to distinguish the key features of welfare state regime variants. 

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

Provide policy advice to institutions and non-governmental organisations in the field of welfare state policies at both the national and international level.


Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Individual assignments
  • Group assignments
DETAILS

Possibly gust speakers are invited. Furthermore, case studies are analysed and individual/group assignments are required.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  •     x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  •     x
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The assessment methods have been designed in order to stimulate students' active involvement in the course and to develop a mix of knowledge and know-how. Detailed instructions on individual/group assignments are provided in class. The grade breakdown is as follows:

    • Group or individual assignment (written or oral): 40%
    • Final exam: 60%

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    A collection of articles are made available at the beginning of the course.

    Last change 11/06/2018 09:07