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Swedish Social Policy

Undergraduate course. 7,5 credits. Sociology. Autumn/Spring.
SASA22 Swedish Social Policy, 7,5 credits

A course for exchange students only.

In the course some key social institutions that together have come to be called the "Swedish" or "Scandinavian" Model are presented. The course will present the historical development of the Swedish welfare state, both in relation to institutional changes and to the political project of the welfare state.

It departs from an analytical and historical perspective where the internal contradictions and impetus for change of the Swedish Model are central. The course will therefore include recent developments such as the possible dismantling of the Swedish welfare state and emergence of a new welfare model. The emergence of social rights and social citizenship will be included in this section.

The course will discuss welfare state policies directed towards the family, which includes a gender perspective in which feminist critique of the welfare state is introduced. The course will also discuss the particularities and the development of the Swedish Model on labour market and labour relations, reviewing different theoretical perspectives on the triad state, capital and labour.


Schedule Autumn 2018
Schedule Spring 2019
Live@Lund (for admitted students)



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