Globalisation and Social Policy, 7.5 hp
The aim of this course is to analyse and discuss social policy and different social policy systems in a context of globalisation. The course is divided into two parts. In the first part we will introduce some basic concepts and typologies that have been used to characterise different systems of social policy. These models are used as a starting point for analysing labour markets and welfare systems in different countries. The historical background to the development of specific models of social policy - the economic, social and political context within which they have emerged - will also be discussed. Another important aspect of comparison is the relation between different welfare models and gender equality/inequality.