Language of instruction: English
Number of ECTS: 5
Course code: POLVOA31
Discipline: Political Science
Level of studies: Basic/Intermediate
Min-max number of students: 10-50
By taking a historical, ideological, economic, social, political and systems theoretical view, the aim is to widen the perspectives on the effects that global challenges have on the future of welfare states, as well as, to teach how to make holistic analysis of the present and future challenges of the welfare states.
A historical view is taken to the development of welfare states and economic globalization, as well as, to the ideological development of ideas and values and models of welfare states.
The European Union's effects to the recent and future development of European welfare state are also discussed. To widen the global view on the challenges, international politics and economy are discussed in relation to challenges of governance of world economic system and world politics.
The course widens student’s knowledge on the global challenges of the welfare states. It empowers students in value analysis of the political and economic challenges of the welfare states. As an element of futures studies the students will learn holistic analysis of the present and future challenges of the welfare states.
Course materials will be provided during the course.
Lecture slides and articles.
Evaluatin will be based on lecture diary and an essay. Essay can be written individually or in a group.
Evaluation scale: 1-5
In questions concerning course content, please contact teacher Petri Kylliäinen: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Application information can be found here.