Guías Académicas

WELFARE STATE POLITICS

WELFARE STATE POLITICS

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Subject Information

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Code
109021
Plan
290
ECTS
4.00
Type
Compulsory
Year
3
Duration
First semester
Area
CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
Departament
Derecho Público General
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Hugo Marcos Marné
Group/s
Único
Departament
Derecho Público General
Area
Ciencia Política y de la Administración
Centre
Fac. Derecho
Office
Casa del Bedel, Planta 3º, Democracy Research Unit
Office hours
Appoinment by email
Web address
http://acpa-usal.com/member/dr-hugo-marcos-marne/
E-mail
marcosmarne@usal.es
Telephone
Ext 6399

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.

Public Administration, Type of States and Public policies

Professional profile.

Political Science

3. Prerequisites

-

4. Learning objectives

  • To understand welfare regimes from a comparative perspective.
  • To consider the specific policies that are part of welfare regimes.
  • To learn about the mechanisms that explain different types of welfare states.
  • To comprehend the foundations of citizens´ support for welfare regimes.
  • To analyze actual cases of welfare regimes building upon theoretical approaches.

5. Contents

Theory.

1.  History and models of the welfare state

2.  Welfare states in developed and developing countries

3.  Justifications and critiques

4.  Policies: old age pensions, work accident and sickness benefits, and unemployment insurance

5.  Policies: health, education, and housing

6.  Attitudes towards the welfare state

7.  Gender and welfare states

8.  Ethnocultural diversity in welfare states

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

CB2, CB3, CB4

Specific.

CE12

7. Teaching methods

Theoretical and practical classes will be combined

8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

Reference books.

Esping-Andersen, Gøsta. The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Esping-Andersen, Gøsta. Why We Need a New Welfare State. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Morgan, Kimberly J. Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the Politics of Work-family Policies in Western Europe and the United States. Stanford University Press, 2006.

Pierson, Paul, ed. The New Politics of the Welfare State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Morgan, Kimberly J. Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the Politics of Work-family Policies in Western Europe and the United States. Stanford University Press, 2006

Orloff, Ann S. 2009. “Gendering the Comparative Analysis of Welfare States: An Unfinished Agenda.” Sociological Theory 27 (3): 317–43.

Sainsbury, Diane. Gender and welfare state regimes. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999

Naldini, Manuela  and Teresa Jurado, “Family  and Welfare  State Reorientation in Spain and Inertia in Italy  from  a  European Perspective”, Population Review, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2013, pp. 43-61 (CP).

A complete list of articles (at least two per session) will be uploaded to Studium at the beginning of the course. Reading the articles before each session is not mandatory, but it will be of great help to follow the content of the class and take an active role on it.

10. Assessment

Assessment tools.

Participation 10%

Practical Assignments 40%

Final exam 50% (an overall minimum mark of 4 is required in the exam)

Assessment recommendations.

Attending theoretical sessions is highly recommended

Practical assignments account for a relevant part of the final mark. Participating and completing all practical exercises is advised.

Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.

Evaluation tools will be the same.  Additional advice, tailored to specific cases, will be offered if requested by a student.

11. Weekly teaching organization