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Social Policy in Welfare States

Enrolment code: HSD231/331

Offered: Hobart: semester 2, Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link]

Unit 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.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Public Policy or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HGE227/327  
Assessment mode 2,500–3,000-word essay (40%), 1,000-word report (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Reader (available from School of Government) Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Social Ecology
Public Policy
Police Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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