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The module gives the students understanding of how different welfare regimes work (established and emerging) and how they follow different institutional logics - in particular regarding the Nordic model. The module will give understanding of the processes of democratization and inclusion of citizens in diverse nation states. It will enable students to understand the conditions for social and political development and to understand how welfare policies depend on the legal and political contexts. Immigration, diversity and new complexities for social workers in the face of diversity have special attention. The module will introduce justifications for comprehensive welfare programs as well as critics of the welfare state. It relates social and political challenges for welfare policies in Scandinavia and Europe, to a global context.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
Students who successfully complete the module will be able to
  • Demonstrate knowledge of modern social policies and social policy theory
  • Understand how democratication and integration processes work and which are the central conditions for social and political development
  • Demonstrate knowledge about dilemmas in the role of professionals concerning autonomy and paternalism.
  • Understand the specific aspects of the Scandinavian welfare state and its challenges.
  • Compare different welfare systems, both in established and emerging welfare states.

Skills
Students who successfully complete the module will be able to
  • Demonstrate capacity for justification and criticism of welfare state regimes
  • Compare welfare state regimes on specific areas such as immigration and family policies
  • Make use of theory to analyze political and social systems
  • Analyze conditions for social and political development in specific contexts
  • Reflect on the normative basis of welfare policies and the effect of the political context on social work

General Competencies Students who successfully complete the module will acquire the following skills:
  • Capacity to theoretical analysis of welfare policies
  • Design theoretical analysis of specific welfare policy areas and social and political development
  • Capacity to identify critical challenges for the emerging welfare states

Contents

The module will give students an in-depth knowledge in social welfare state care systems and in conditions for development. The course will attend on new challenges the welfare state will meet in the near future due to economic downturns. How social workers handle new complexities, diversity and demographic changes due to immigration belong to the core issues. The students will be made capable of reflecting on how professionals play a role in the formulation of policy responses to social problems as well as in the implementation of welfare policies. The module will provide analytical tools so that the students can identify critical elements in political and social development.
The module will qualify students for development work, research and provide knowledge requested by many actors today within the field of social services and social policy administration.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Passed 1st semester of the study programme

Exam

School exam and essay
Weight Duration Mark Supporting materials
School exam2/54 hoursA - FNative language-English dictionary.
Essay2/5 A - F
Oral exam1/5 A - F
Written exam: No literature is allowed during the written examination.
Essay: Word count: 2 500 words (+/- 10 %) including table of contents, notes, references and bibliography. Reference style: APA 6th.
Oral Exam: Group presentation after field visits.

Coursework requirements

In-class presentation
The coursework requirement needs to be passed before the school exam.
In-class presentation: Essay preparation describing home country or region on various indexes.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Svein Erik Tuastad

Method of work

Seminars, workshops, group teamwork, lectures, oral presentation and tutorials

Open to

European Master in Social Work with Families and Children

Course assessment

Standard evaluation in accordance with Faculty and MFAMILY guidelines

Literature

Main Texts (C: Article is in compendium for sale; B: books students can buy at the University-bookshop)
Blank R.M. (2010). The New American Model of Work Conditioned Public Support. In United in diversity. Comparing social models in Europe and Maerica. Edited by Jens Alber and Neil Gilbert. C
Bonoli, G. og D. Natali (2012): The politics of the new welfare state, Cpt 1, pp. 3-18. 15 pages. Oxford University press. C
Brochmann, G. og A. Hagelund (2011): "Migrants in the Scandinavian Welfare State. The emergence of a social policy problem". I: Nordic Journal of Migration Research. Vol. 1(1):13-24. C
Brochmann, G. and I. Seland (2010). «Citizenship policies and ideas of nationhood in Scandinavia». I: Citizenship Studies, Vol. 14(4): 429-443
Cerami, A. and A. Wagué (2013). Africa. In Greve, B.: The Routledge Handbook of Welfare State, cp. 25 (9 pp.), London: Routledge. C
Christman, John (2015). Autonomy in Moral and Political Philosophy. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2015 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2015/entries/autonomy-moral
Cox, R.H.(2013). Welfare states in North America. Gal, J. and R. Jawad (2013). The Middle East. In Greve, B.: The Routledge Handbook of Welfare State, cp. 21 (8 pp.), London: Routledge. C
Dworkin, Gerald, "Paternalism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2014 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2014/entries/paternalism.
Esping-Andersen, G. (2007). Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. In C. Pierson & F. G. Castles (Eds.). The Welfare State Reader (pp. 160-174). Cambridge: Polity Press. 15 pp. C
Esping-Andersen, G., (2009), The Incomplete Revolution: Adapting Welfare States to Women's New Roles. Oxford: Polity Press. Introduction - Cp.: 1 ; 3 - 5 and epilogue. Pp. 1 - 15; 19 - 54; 77 - 174. 148 pages. (B)
Fukuyama, Francis. (2014). Political order and decay. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Ca 350 pages. See specification at Canvas. (B)
Gal, J. and R. Jawad (2013). The Middle East. In Greve, B.: The Routledge Handbook of Welfare State, chp. 15 (10 s.), London: Routledge. C
Gough, Ian and Gøran Therborn (2010). The global future of the welfare state. In: Castles F. m.fl.: The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State , Kap. , Oxford University Press. (pp 703-720. 18 pages) C
Huber, Evelyne and Juan Bogliaccini (2010). Latin America. In: Castles F. m.fl.: The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State , Kap. , Oxford University Press. (pp 644-655. 12 pages) C
Ito Peng and Joseph Wong (2010). East Asia. In: Castles F. m.fl.: The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State , Kap. , Oxford University Press. (pp 656-670. 15 pages) C
Joppke, C. (2004a): «The retreat of multiculturalism in the liberal state: theory and policy». I: British Journal of Sociology. Vol. 55(2):237-257 C
Kangas, O. og J. Kvist (2013): Nordic welfare states. In Greve, B.: The Routledge Handbook of Welfare State, kap 15 (10 s.), London: Routledge. C
Kymlicka, W. (2002). Contemporary Political Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford university Press. Chp ("Multiculturalism"): Pp. 327 - 370. (43 pages.) (C)
Markoff, John og White, Amy (2009): "The Global Wave of Democratization", i; Christian Haerpfer, W. Christian W. et al. (red.), Democratization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ss. 55-71. C
Moene, Kalle & M. Wallerstein The Scandinavian Model and Economic Development, Development Outreach, World Bank Institute February 2006, pp. 18-20, 35 (4 pages) C
Rose, Richard (2009):Democratic and undemocratic states', i; Christian W. Haerpfer, Christian W. et al. (red.), Democratization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ss. 41-53. C
Rothstein, Bo (1998). The universal welfare state and the question of individual autonomy. Chapter 2 in Just institutions matter. Cambridge university press. C
Rothstein, B. (2000). The future of the universal welfare state: an institutional approach. I Kuhnle, S. (red.) Survival of the European Welfare State. London. Kapittel 13, side 17 - 30. 15 pp. C
Vassenden, A. (2010): «Untangling the different components of Norwegianness». I: Nations and Nationalism. Vol., 16(4):734-752 C


Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2019-2020. Endringer kan komme.

Last updated: 18.11.2019