17.320 Social Policy

Class Info

Examines the politics of social policy in comparative perspective. Empirical and theoretical overview of the origins, development, and future of social provision in industrialized countries, in the context of broader political and historical trends. Examines concepts such as social citizenship, risk sharing, de-commodification, and welfare regimes, and the challenges of globalization, neo-liberalism, and demographic change. Topics include pensions, health care, poverty alleviation, and family policy. Combines classic work and research frontiers.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.320 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Campbell.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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