The goal is that you achieve a theoretically based knowledge about the basic features of different welfare state regimes, and that you are able to analyse implications of different types of welfare policies for class-, gender- and ethnic relations in society.
This course gives an introduction to the comparative study of welfare state regimes, especially discussing the effect of welfare state regimes on social inequality built on the dimensions of class, gender and ethnicity.
Teaching will consist of lectures and seminars. There is an emphasis placed on students' active participation in seminar discussions. Before each seminar, a list of suggested questions will be distributed. The seminars are a forum where you discuss the course literature referring to the questions you got. Additional information regarding instruction and examination will be handed out.