1539 Globalisation and Social Policy II
Univ.Prof. Dr. Marcel Bilger, ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. August Österle, Assoz.Prof PD Dr. Astrid Pennerstorfer, Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schneider
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
16.09.2019 bis 01.10.2019
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 07.10.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 14.10.2019 09:00 - 13:00 D4.0.039
Montag 21.10.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 28.10.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 04.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.034
Montag 04.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.038
Montag 04.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 11.11.2019 09:00 - 13:00 D4.0.039
Montag 18.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 25.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 02.12.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 09.12.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 16.12.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 13.01.2020 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039
Montag 20.01.2020 09:00 - 13:00 D4.0.039
Montag 27.01.2020 09:00 - 12:00 D4.0.039

Inhalte der LV

The “Social Policy” area of concentration addresses those with an interest in theorising and analysing global and international dimensions of social policy and social administration, but also regional and local social policies in their interrelationship with global and international developments. The area of concentration deals both with specific topical areas such as poverty, social exclusion, migration, health or ageing as well as with institutional and governance issues such as economic integration and social welfare, the interrelationship of international, national and regional governance or the welfare mix.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After completion of this course, students will be able to

  • discuss the institutional and socio-economic context for particular social challenges,
  • articulate alternative approaches to analysing these challenges,
  • apply alternative theories and concepts to specific analytical questions,
  • apply methods from the first year of the Master Program in these analytical tasks,
  • draw policy conclusions from the analysis.

 In addition, students will have

  • the know-how to obtain and analyze information which will aid decision making,
  • the ability to conduct a strategic analysis in a global or international setting,
  • the ability to take a multi-disciplinary approach to the application of analytical templates and other techniques,
  • extensive experience in working in multi-cultural teams.

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. Ideally you don’t miss any classes.


The course is based on (a)an introductory discussion of readings and lectures and (b) students’ work on selected case studies. Groups of students will work on selected topics towards (i) a final paper in the format of a scientific article and (ii) an output addressing the broader public, the media or specific stakeholder groups ("going public" project). Apart from regular active participation in class and in group discussions, students are required to work in international teams, to provide presentations on their work and to deliver written papers.

  • Readings
  • Lectures
  • Class discussion
  • Case analysis

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Assessments (relative weights in the final grade)

  • intermediate report and draft papers (10%)
  • group presentations (15%)
  • individual peer review of draft paper and active participation in discussions (15%)
  • final group report in scientific paper format (40%)
  • going public project (20%)

Grades (point ranges)

  • 1: Excellent (90-100 points)
  • 2: Good (80-89 points)
  • 3: Satisfactory (65-79 points)
  • 4: Sufficient (50-64 points)
  • 5: Fail (0-49 points)


    1 Autor/in: Bui, Yvonne

    How to write a master's thesis

    Verlag: Sage
    Auflage: Second edition
    Jahr: 2013
    Prüfungsstoff: Nein
    Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
    Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
    Art: Buch
    2 Autor/in: Gary Thomas

    How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences

    Verlag: SAGE
    Auflage: Third Edition
    Jahr: 2017
    Prüfungsstoff: Nein
    Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
    Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)
    Art: Buch

    Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

    Globalisation and Social Policy I

    Prerequisites for Incoming Exchange Studentsnominated by WU partner universities:

    Minimum requirements to attend this course:

    •    Economics (accumulated minimum of 16 ECTS credits) OR

    •    Social sciences(accumulated minimum of 16 ECTS credits) OR

    •    Mathematics / statistics /quantitative methods (accumulated minimum of 16 ECTS credits)

    Proficiency in English is required. If you do not meet this requirement, we reserve the right to withdraw students from the course.

    Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

    After class or by e-mail

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