WELFARE STATE POLITICS
GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES
1. Subject Information(Date last modified: 31-05-22 12:06)
- First semester
- CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
- Derecho Público General
- Virtual platform
- Hugo Marcos Marné
- Fac. Derecho
- Casa del Bedel, Planta 3º, Democracy Research Unit
- Office hours
- Tuesday (12:00-14:00). Appointment by email
- Web address
- Ext 6399
2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan
Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.
Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.
Public Administration, Type of States and Public policies
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.
1. Introduction: Democracy and capitalism
2. Policies: Old age pensions and unemployment insurance
3. Policies: Health and education
4. Policies: Social assistance, family benefits and services.
5. Policy outcomes: Inequality and poverty
6. Established welfare states
7. Emerging welfare states
8. Justifications and critiques
9. The future of the welfare state
6. Competences acquired
Basic / General.
CB2, CB3, CB4
7. Teaching methods
Theoretical and practical classes will be combined
8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods
Esping-Andersen, Gøsta. (1990). The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press.
Esping-Andersen, Gøsta. (2002). Why We Need a New Welfare State. New York: Oxford University Press.
Castles, Francis., Leibfried, Stephan., Lewis, Jane., Obinger, Herbert., and Pierson, Christopher. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Aspalter, Christian. (2019). The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems. New York: Routledge.
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.
Practical Assignments 40%
Final exam 50% (an overall minimum mark of 4 is required in the exam)
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.