Syllabus for Comparative Welfare States
Comparative Welfare States
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 2SK576
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Political Science G1F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2007-01-24
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Social Sciences
- Revised: 2016-05-18
- Revised by: The Department Board
- Applies from: Autumn 2016
This is a continuing course at undergraduate level that requires at least 30 Swedish higher education credits in political science or corresponding knowledge. 'Corresponding' includes studies in social sciences with extensive and distinct elements of political science. This course is taught only for exchange students.
- Responsible department: Department of Government
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 the implications of different types of welfare policies for different social groups, and also how different welfare policies affect the relations between these social groups.
This course gives an introduction to the comparative study of welfare state regimes, especially discussing the effect of welfare state regimes on social inequality. It takes its starting-point in Gøsta Esping-Andersen’s well-known typology of welfare regimes, and then proceeds into (some of) the various strands of research that explicitly or implicitly build on this typology.
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.
Oral and written examination.
Course taught for exchange students only.
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Applies from: Spring 2017
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
The electoral consequences of third way welfare state reforms : social democracy's transformation and its political costs
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013
The three worlds of welfare capitalism
Cambridge: Polity, 1990
Articles will be added
Reading list revisions
- Latest reading list (applies from Spring 2017)
- Previous reading list (applies from Autumn 2016)