Globalisation and Social Policy
A Spring-term course!
This is an On-Line course (@) given in English as part of the U21 Global Issues Programme.
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 three parts. In the first part we introduce some basic concepts and theories 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 second part of the course focuses on the impact of economic globalisation on social policy. In this context the challenges of globalisation for different models is discussed. In the third part of the course comparisons are made between different welfare models and how they together with globalisation affect gender equality/inequality.