Syllabus

Titel
4883 Concentration Area - Globalization and Social Policy I
LV-Leiter/innen
Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schneider
Kontakt
  • LV-Typ
    PI
  • Semesterstunden
    2
  • Unterrichtssprache
    Englisch
Anmeldung
04.02.2019 bis 22.02.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Termine
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 04.03.2019 16:00 - 18:00 D5.1.001
Montag 11.03.2019 16:00 - 18:00 D5.1.001
Montag 18.03.2019 16:00 - 18:00 TC.3.05
Montag 25.03.2019 16:00 - 18:00 D5.0.002
Montag 01.04.2019 16:00 - 18:00 D5.0.002
Montag 08.04.2019 16:00 - 18:00 D5.0.002
Montag 06.05.2019 09:00 - 10:30 TC.3.01
Montag 06.05.2019 16:00 - 18:00 D5.1.001
Montag 13.05.2019 16:00 - 18:00 D5.1.001
Montag 20.05.2019 16:00 - 18:00 TC.3.05
Montag 27.05.2019 16:00 - 18:30 D5.0.002

Inhalte der LV

The “social policy” area of concentration addresses global and international dimensions of social policy and social administration. It also covers regional and local social policies and their relationship with international economic and societal developments. It deals with institutional and governance issues, such as economic integration and social welfare, as well as with specific topical areas, such as poverty and social exclusion, health and long-term care or work and income.

The course “Globalisation and Social Policy I”

(a) introduces/refreshes basic economic concepts in the design and implementation of social policy,

(b)  touches on the history, concept and measurement of globalisation and

(c) discusses the association between globalization and social policy.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

The aim of “Globalisation and Social Policy (part 1)” is to  improve the understanding of key concepts and theories of social policy and social policy analysis, including: (a) institutional, economic and cultural context of social policy, (b) principles of welfare systems and social policies and (c) alternative theoretical approaches to the analysis and the explanation of social problems and of social policies. A specific aim is to examine how globalization can be linked to national and sub-national social policy.

After attending this course, students will be able to

  • describe and analyse key concepts of social policy,
  • know and understand main theories of welfare systems and social policies,
  • outline the institutional context for social policies and social policy development,
  • develop an awareness of the broader context for global social challenges,
  • know key dimensions and concepts of globalization,
  • articulate and compare alternative approaches to social policy analysis, and
  • apply alternative theories and concepts to specific problem sets.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

This being a ‘Course with continuous Assessment (PI)’, the university requires students to attend at least 80% of all classes for completing the course successfully. This means that you can miss a maximum of  4 hours (or two 2-hour-units) during the whole semester. Ideally you don’t miss any classes.

Lehr-/Lerndesign

Didactic lectures will be combined with interactive lectures. Class discussion and group work will provide further opportunities to engage in class participation.

Students will be expected to produce seminar papers, prepare brief presentations based on reading assignments, and take a written exam on the course contents.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Grading:

  • active participation in plenary discussions (10%)
  • exam (32.5%)
  • group project & presentation in class (25%)
  • individual term paper (academic paper grounded in the research literature ) (35.5%)
    • single authores paper: 2.250 words (not counting the list of references)
    • two authors: 3.500 words (not counting the list of references)

Please submit the title of the paper, an outline and the preliminary list of references by 13 May 2019 at the latest.
(submit/upload to learn@wu)

Deadline for submission of the term paper: 10 June 2019 (submit/upload to learn@wu)

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

I will answer shorter questions right after the class.

For scheduling an appointment please send an Email to:

ulrike.schneider@wu.ac.at

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1 04.03.2019

Economics of Social Policy 1: Introduction. Emergence, development and alternative configurations of the welfare state

Arts, Wilhelm A. & John Gelissen (2010):  Models of the Welfare State. In: Francis G. Castles, Stephan Leibfried, Jane Lewis, Herbert Obinger, and Christopher Pierson (eds): The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, Ch.39, pp. 569-583

De Beer, P. and F. Koster (2009). Sticking Together or Falling Apart? Solidarity in an Era of Individualization and Globalization. Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press

OECD (2019). Social Expenditure Update 2019. Public social spending is high in many OECD countries. OECD Publishing, Paris.

2 11.03.2019

Economics of Social Policy 2: Efficiency issues

Barr, N. (2001). The Welfare State as Piggy Bank. Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, Chapter 1 and 2.

De Beer, P. and F. Koster (2009). Sticking Together or Falling Apart? Solidarity in an Era of Individualization and Globalization. Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press

3 18.03.2019

Economics of Social Policy 3: Equity issues. Social Justice, Poverty, Inequality, Discrimination

Le Grand, J., Propper, C.  &  S. Smith (2008): The Economics of Social Problems. Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 9: Poverty and Welfare, pp.157-177.

De Beer, P. and F. Koster (2009). Sticking Together or Falling Apart? Solidarity in an Era of Individualization and Globalization. Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press

4 25.03.2019

[Economics of Social Policy 3: Equity issues. Social Justice, Poverty, Inequality, Discrimination -> remainder of module 2]

Globalisation and Social Policy 1: Introduction: Concepts & transmission channels

Martens, P., Caselli, M., De Lombaerde, P., Figge, L., & Scholte, J. A. (2015). New Directions in Globalization Indices. Globalizations, 12(2), 217-228. doi:10.1080/14747731.2014.944336

Easton, B. (2003). "Towards an Analytic Framework for Globalisation: The Political Economy of the Diminishing Tyranny of Distance." Journal of Economic and Social Policy 8(1): 72-86.

Rodrik, D. (2018). "Populism and the economics of globalization." Journal of International Business Policy 1: 12-33.
Here:  pp.13-18

5 01.04.2019

Globalisation and Social Policy 2

  • impact of globalisation on social policy
  • contributions of welfare states and social policies to globalisation
  • globalisation of the social policy process

Yeates, N. (2001): Gloablization and Social Policy: Mapping the Territory. Globalization and Social Policy. N. Yeates. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi, SAGE: pp.4-32, here: pp.21 ff.

Armingeon, K. (2010): Intergovernmental Organizations. The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State. F. G. Castles, S. Leibfried, J. Lewis, H. Obinger and C. Pierson, Oxford University Press: pp.306-317

6 08.04.2019

Globalisation and Social Policy 3:
Empirical Evidence on the efficiency hypothesis   OR  Globalization and Social Service Provision

Horsfall, D. (2017). The competition state thesis in a comparative perspective: the evolution of a thesis. In D. Horsfall & J. Hudson (Eds.), Social policy in an era of competition (pp. 13-31). Bristol: Policy Press, University of Bristol

Martens, P., Caselli, M., De Lombaerde, P., Figge, L., & Scholte, J. A. (2015). New Directions in Globalization Indices. Globalizations, 12(2), 217-228. doi:10.1080/14747731.2014.944336

Potrafke, N. (2015). The Evidence on Globalisation. The World Economy, 38(3), 509-552. doi:10.1111/twec.12174

7 06.05.2019

Group presentations 1+2

8 13.05.2019

Group presentations 3+4

9 20.05.2019

Group presentations 5+6

10 27.05.2019

Group presentations 7+8; Outlook/Overview GSP 2 (winter term)

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