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2012 HSD331 Social Policy in Welfare States

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSD231

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

Describes and explains key features of the welfare state in liberal democracies. Focusing primarily on the welfare state in Australia, the unit examines issues such as: its history and form; its political bureaucratic and community foundations; the policy community and dominant paradigms; the political choices involved; the characteristics of the policies developed; and, in particular, the recent shift towards increasing use of market mechanisms in policy design and delivery. Theoretical debates about citizenship, justice and individualism in relation to welfare are also considered.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,000-word essay (40%), 1,000-word report (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: 2,500-word essay (40%), 1,000-word report (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - I,N,W,L
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - I,N,W,H,L
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% introductory level politics units
M.Excl HGE227/327

STAFF: Dr M Alessandrini (Coordinator)

FEES
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