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Social Policy - JSD011
Anglický název: Social Policy
Zajišťuje: Katedra veřejné a sociální politiky (23-KVSP)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 9
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (30)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: zrušen
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je určen pouze pro doktorandy
předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Ing. Olga Angelovská, Ph.D.
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, Ph.D. (29.10.2019)
This graduate course should improve theoretical knowledge of students on social policy in present post-industrial world. The main perspective will be put on concept of " the welfare state regimes or models" and their practical consequences in different social policy areas, mainly employment policy, pension, family and long-term policies and policies tackling poverty problems. They will be analysed in the context of the European Union countries and the typical welfare state modes. The attention will be also put on the emerging welfare state regimes in the Central and Eastern Europe.

The course will be organised in the form of lectures (12) and seminars (5) where students will actively work on topics covered in the recommended literature.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, Ph.D. (29.10.2019)

This course is designed to help students acquire knowledge about most challenging problems facing the European welfare states nowadays. After completion of this course, students should be able to:

-          Know theoretical concept of welfare state (its history, functions, threats).

-          Know how welfare states in Europe cope with the most recent challenges of the dynamics of (post)industrial society.

-          Understand what are the most important social problems and the policy implications in the present European states.

-          Understand the alternative options in social policy, analyze the links between the social, economic and political context, policy solutions, and impacts of the policies accepted.

-          Know pros and cons social policy reform in the Czech Republic in the process of social policy transformation in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, Ph.D. (29.10.2019)

F.G.Castles, S. Leibfried, J. Lewis, H. Obinger, Ch. Pierson: The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State. Oxford University Press, 2010, part II, VII, VIII

G. Esping-Andersen: Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies. Oxford University Press 1999, pp. 147-169

G. Esping-Andersen (eds.): Welfare States in Transition. National Adaptations in Global Economies. Sage 1997, pp. 32-65, 66-87

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, Ph.D. (29.10.2019)

participate in seminars,

fulfil 5 short handouts dealing with a seminar topic,

write 5 short tests summarizing knowledge of two previous lectures (4 questions) during seminars,

pass oral examination (at least for 11 points) in the exam period.

 

Study obligations: seminars

 There will be held two seminars:

Czech group - upper-intermediate group which will be held in Czech. Students are supposed to be advanced in social policy (for example they attended bachelor level in Social policy, Family policy etc.). They will discuss advanced articles.

English group - compulsory for students of English Master´s degree program of Public and Social Policy (or English speaking students from other programs) and Czech students; who will not participate in the Czech group.

 

The attendance of the seminars (5) is compulsory. A student who cannot participate in his/her seminar has to come to the other seminar group to participate and write a knowledge test.

 

Handouts – A student is supposed to be prepared for a seminar topic covered by recommended scientific article/articles and answer questions in handout (available in Moodle). Handouts have to be recorded to Moodle at least one day before seminar - Tuesdays 12.00 p.m. Later submission will be penalised.

 

Evaluation of handouts (maximum points 4)

 

1. fulfilled handout (at least average quality) in time                       1 point

2. quality of comments (correctness and consistence of used arguments, using an additional literature and scientific sources  etc.)                              1-3 points

 

 

2. Study obligation: oral examination

(following broad questions could be slightly changed according to a schedule of the course)

 

1.     The welfare state (definition of concept) and its development.

2.     Different theoretical approaches explaining main factors influencing WS development and character.

3.     First typologies of the welfare state (Wilensky, Titmuss, Esping-Andersen)

4.     Critique of Esping-Andersen´ typology and new typologies (Ferrera, Bonoli and others).

5.     Characterise social-democratic WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

6.     Characterise conservative WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

7.     Characterise liberal WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

8.     Characterise Southern European WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

9.     Critique of the welfare state. Crisis of the welfare state, its causes and development in the different welfare states.

10.  Post-crisis development of the welfare states. (Concept of old and new social risks, active welfare state.)

11.  Role of welfare attitudes to the welfare states (what are they, how do they change, does the WS regime matter?) Legitimacy of the welfare state as a concept.

12.  Main findings of welfare attitudes research.

13.  The classification of welfare state regimes related to pensions (Beveridge vs. Bismarck, DB § DC pension systems, PAYGO § funded pensions systems, public-private mix). What could be the main objectives of the pension policies?

14.  Pension reforms. (Is there any pension crisis? What are main policy directions?)

15.  Definition of concepts: unemployment, employment (LM) policy. Active labour market policy.

16.  Activation in the labour market and labour market policy (LMP).

17.  Characterise general labour market trends in Europe and different unemployment welfare state regimes.  

18.  Explain in what terms family policy matters in influencing fertility and family behaviour.

19.  Characterise different welfare state regimes in relation to family policy. What are main changes in family policy in the typical welfare state regimes? How is the character of family-friendly policy measures?

20.  How to understand and measure poverty?

21.  How to organize the WS in order to decrease inequality and poverty? Social assistance schemes and social assistance regimes.

22.  What long-term care (LTC) is (ways of provision, of financing). Pressures to reforms of LTC.

23.  LTC and the welfare state, types of LTC regimes.

24.  Newly emerging welfare state type in the Central and Eastern Europe.

25.  What factors influence the differentiation of the welfare state development in the region of CEE?

 

FINAL EVALUATION:

 

Construction of students’ performance evaluation

Activity

Points (up to)

Handouts (5)

20

Short tests (5)

40

Oral examination (pass at least for 11 points)

20

Total

80

 

Points (total)

Result

 

73 and more

A

Excellent (výborně)

65-72

B

57-64

C

Very good (velmi dobře)

49-56

D

41-48

E

Good (dobře)

Less than 41

F

Fail (neprospěl)

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ing. Olga Angelovská, Ph.D. (31.01.2019)

Název předmětu/Course title: Social Policy

Číslo předmětu v učebním plánu/Course number: JSM519

Fakulta sociálních věd Univerzity Karlovy/ Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

Školní rok/Academic year: 2018/2019

Webová stránka předmětu/The web page of the course: Moodle : Social Policy

Garant kursu/Course leader: Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, PhD. miriam.kotrusova@fsv.cuni.cz; Mgr. Ing. Olga Angelovska, olga.angelovska@fsv.cuni.cz

Studijní obory: magisterské studium oboru Veřejná a sociální politika (VSP),

Study programs: Master’s level program Public and Social Policy (VSP),

Rozsah výuky/Scope of instruction: 2/1

Počet kreditů/Credits available: 9

Charakteristika kurzu/Characteristic of  the course:

This graduate course should improve theoretical knowledge of students on social policy in present post-industrial world.  The main perspective will be put on concept of " the welfare state regimes or models" and their practical consequences in different social policy areas, mainly employment policy, pension, family and long-term policies and policies tackling poverty problems. They will be analysed in the context of the European Union countries and the typical welfare state modes. The attention will be also put on the emerging welfare state regimes in the Central and Eastern Europe. 

The course will be organised in the form of lectures (12) and seminars (5) where students will actively work on topics covered in the recommended literature.

 

Hlavní cíle kurzu/ Main Objectives:

This course is designed to help students acquire knowledge about most challenging problems facing the European welfare states nowadays. After completion of this course, students should be able to:

-          Know theoretical concept of welfare state (its history, functions, threats).

-          Know how welfare states in Europe cope with the most recent challenges of the dynamics of (post)industrial society.

-          Understand what are the most important social problems and the policy implications in the present European states.

-          Understand the alternative options in social policy, analyze the links between the social, economic and political context, policy solutions, and impacts of the policies accepted.

-          Know pros and cons social policy reform in the Czech Republic in the process of social policy transformation in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

 

Course outline:

  • Understanding up-to-date social policy dilemmas and problems in the advanced industrial countries;
  • Understanding theoretical concept of the welfare state (its history, functions, threats);
  • Understanding challenges faced by the contemporary welfare states and their social, economic and other consequences;
  • Understanding the impact of European integration on modern social policy;
  • Understanding the main characteristics and some aspects of present employment policies, family and social policies, social care and policies trying to tackle poverty and social exclusion problems.
  • Formation of the welfare state in the Central and Eastern Europe.

 

The schedule of the course:

LECTURES:

Wednesday, 12.30-13.50 room 1037,

SEMINARS:

Czech seminar group (MK) – Wednesday 15.30-16.50 room 2066, Dates: 14.3., 28.3., 11.4., 25.4., 9.5. 

English seminar group plus PhD students (OA) - Wednesday 9.30-11.00 room J3019, Dates: 1.3 (introductory seminar), 14.3., 28.3., 11.4., 25.4., 9.5. 

 

 

Study obligations:

All students are obliged to:

 

participate in seminars,

fulfil 5 short handouts dealing with a seminar topic (5 pages; one page consists of 1800 signs),

write 5 short tests summarizing knowledge of two previous lectures (4 questions) during seminars,

pass oral examination in the exam period.

 

Study obligations: seminars

 

There will be held two seminars:

- Czech group - upper-intermediate group which will be held in Czech. Students are supposed to be advanced in social policy (for example they attended bachelor level in Social policy, Family policy etc.). They will discuss advanced articles.

- English group - compulsory for students of English Master´s degree program of Public and Social Policy (or English speaking students from other programs) and Czech students; who will not participate in the Czech group.

 

The attendance of the seminars (5) is compulsory. A student who cannot participate in his/her seminar has to come to the other seminar group to participate and write a knowledge test.

 

Handouts – A student is supposed to be prepared for a seminar topic covered by recommended scientific article/articles and answer questions in handout (available in Moodle).

 

Evaluation of comments (maximum points 4)

 

1. fulfilled handout (at least average quality) in time                       1 point

2. quality of comments (correctness and consistence of used arguments, using an additional literature and scientific sources  etc.)                              1-3 points

 

Mini-seminar works have to be recorded to Moodle at least one day before seminar - Tuesdays 12.00 p.m. Later submission of the work will be penalised.

 

2. Study obligation: oral examination

(following broad questions could be slightly changed according to a schedule of the course)

 

1.     The welfare state (definition of concept) and its development.

2.     Different theoretical approaches explaining main factors influencing WS development and character.

3.     First typologies of the welfare state (Wilensky, Titmuss, Esping-Andersen)

4.     Critique of Esping-Andersen´ typology and new typologies (Ferrera, Bonoli and others).

5.     Characterise social-democratic WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

6.     Characterise conservative WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

7.     Characterise liberal WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

8.     Characterise Southern European WS and its reaction to the economic crisis in the 1990s.

9.     Critique of the welfare state. Crisis of the welfare state, its causes and development in the different welfare states.

10.  Post-crisis development of the welfare states. (Concept of old and new social risks, active welfare state.)

11.  Role of welfare attitudes to the welfare states (what are they, how do they change, does the WS regime matter?) Legitimacy of the welfare state as a concept.

12.  Main findings of welfare attitudes research.

13.  The classification of welfare state regimes related to pensions (Beveridge vs. Bismarck, DB § DC pension systems, PAYGO § funded pensions systems, public-private mix). What could be the main objectives of the pension policies?

14.  Pension reforms. (Is there any pension crisis? What are main policy directions?)

15.  Definition of concepts: unemployment, employment (LM) policy. Active labour market policy.

16.  Activation in the labour market and labour market policy (LMP).

17.  Characterise general labour market trends in Europe and different unemployment welfare state regimes.  

18.  Explain in what terms family policy matters in influencing fertility and family behaviour.

19.  Characterise different welfare state regimes in relation to family policy. What are main changes in family policy in the typical welfare state regimes? How is the character of family-friendly policy measures?

20.  How to understand and measure poverty?

21.  How to organize the WS in order to decrease inequality and poverty? Social assistance schemes and social assistance regimes.

22.  What long-term care (LTC) is (ways of provision, of financing). Pressures to reforms of LTC.

23.  LTC and the welfare state, types of LTC regimes.

24.  Newly emerging welfare state type in the Central and Eastern Europe.

25.  What factors influence the differentiation of the welfare state development in the region of CEE?

 

FINAL EVALUATION:

 

Construction of students’ performance evaluation

Activity

Points (up to)

Comments (5)

20

Short tests (5)

40

Oral examination

20

Total

80

 

Points (total)

Result

 

73 and more

A

Excellent (výborně)

65-72

B

57-64

C

Very good (velmi dobře)

49-56

D

41-48

E

Good (dobře)

Less than 41

F

Fail (neprospěl)

 

 

Core reference resource:

F.G.Castles, S. Leibfried, J. Lewis, H. Obinger, Ch. Pierson: The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State. Oxford University Press, 2010, part II, VII, VIII

G. Esping-Andersen: Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies. Oxford University Press 1999, pp. 147-169

G. Esping-Andersen (eds.): Welfare States in Transition. National Adaptations in Global Economies. Sage 1997, pp. 32-65, 66-87

Keller, J: Soumrak sociálního státu. Slon, 2005, 151 str.

S. Leibfried, S. Mau. Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction. Analytical Approach. Edward Elgar Publishing 2008, recommended chapters

S. Leibfried, S. Mau. Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction II. Varieties and Transformations. Edward Elgar Publishing 2008, recommended chapters

See also literature from seminars (apr. 300 pages)

Vstupní požadavky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, Ph.D. (29.10.2019)

Conditions of enrollment:

The course is compulsory for students of Czech and English Master’s degree programs of Public and Social Policy and some Doctoral students of Public and Social Policy. Students of other programs could register and participate in the course after approval by the course leaders.

 
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