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School of Politics and International Relations

POL335 The Politics of Social Resilience and Risk: Comparative Analysis of Welfare States

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Module Convenor: Dr Patrick Diamond
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Welfare states are vital for prosperity and human well-being in advanced capitalist societies. This course will provide students with the analytical tools to identify similarities and differences across welfare systems in developed economies, predominantly in Europe and the United States. The reason for the emergence of distinctive national social policy institutions will be examined alongside the influence of international organizations and agencies. There will be consideration of the crises and opportunities that are shaping reforms in contemporary welfare states.

Connected course(s): None
Assessment: Essay – 2500 words (40%), Exam (60%) Autumn semester only associates: To be confirmed
Level: 6

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