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Welfare, Justice and the State (U00192)

? Credit Points : 20  ? SCQF Level : 10  ? Acronym : SPS-3-SPWJS

This is the core theory course for Social Policy Honours.

The course aims to introduce students to some of the more important perspectives on welfare and the welfare state. It is organised into five two-week sections dealing with ideologies of welfare; needs, rights and responsibilities; social justice; and two sections on emerging trends in social policy, including coping with demography, managerialism and privatisation, evidence-based policy, coping with diversity, convergence, and constraints on policy from globalisation. The aim of the whole course is to give students a good grasp of the principles of welfare and justice and the ways in which they structure the activities of the welfare state. The course includes five tutorials with a reading pack.
The course will have five sections, each consisting of 3 lectures and a tutorial.

1. Ideolgies of Welfare

2. Needs and Wants

3. Liberty, Equality and Dependency

4. Social Justice and Citizenship

5. The Future of the Welfare State

Entry Requirements

? Costs : None.

Subject Areas

Delivery Information

? Normal year taken : 3rd year

? Delivery Period : Semester 2 (Blocks 3-4)

? Contact Teaching Time : 1 hour(s) 50 minutes per week for 10 weeks

First Class Information

Date Start End Room Area Additional Information
09/01/2007 12:00 12:50 Room G.8, 01 George Square (Neuroscience)

All of the following classes

Type Day Start End Area
Lecture Tuesday 12:10 13:00 Central
Lecture Friday 12:10 13:00 Central

Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes

To introduce students to welfare theory and theories about the welfare state. To give students practice in oral and written development of arguments in relation to such theories.

Assessment Information

1 essay (3000 words) 50%, 1 two hour exam 50%.

Exam times

Diet Diet Month Paper Code Paper Name Length
1ST May 1 - 2 hour(s)

Contact and Further Information

The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.

Course Secretary

Mrs Louise Angus
Tel : (0131 6)50 3923
Email : L.Angus@ed.ac.uk

Course Organiser

Mr Neil Mackenzie Fraser
Tel : (0131 6)50 3916
Email : Neil.Fraser@ed.ac.uk

Course Website : http://www.ed.ac.uk/social_policy/

School Website : http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/

College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/

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