Family and social policies - POLITICA SOCIALE (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Sergio Cecchi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

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Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Menegazzi from Oct 10, 2016  to Nov 12, 2016
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Offeddu from Nov 8, 2016  to Nov 8, 2016
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall E from Oct 6, 2016  to Nov 12, 2016
Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall Menegazzi from Nov 14, 2016  to Nov 14, 2016
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall Menegazzi from Nov 15, 2016  to Nov 15, 2016

Learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to give the students some analitycal tools to analyze social politics and Welfare State istitutions. In particular, the first goal is meant to give them the necessary competence in order to allow them to critically read the foremost processes which define the Welfare State. The course also aims to discuss the social precesses of inclusion-exclusions. Finally, the second goal is directed to encourage the students to alyze the relationship between Welfare State and social control precesses.


Initially, the course aims to explain the meaning of some main concepts, such as Welfare State, Social Politics, Pubblic Assistance, etc. . Then, the lessons will analyze the Italian Welfare situation compared with the rest of Europe. The purpose is to show both the positive results and also the problems the Italian Welfare State is facing with reference to the future challenges (people obsolescence, improvement health and assistance needs, work insecurity, family models trasformation, deficit of pubblic budget). Then, it will analyze the concepts and the processes of the social inclusion-exclusion with their istitutional, economic and cultural factors. The course will consider thus the concepts of theSocietary Welfare and the Social Capital. Finally, we will analyze the role of social policy in the riprodution of the dominant system of social relationship (social control).

Assessment methods and criteria

Saraceno C., Cittadini a metà. Come hanno rubato i diritti degli italiani, Rizzoli, Milano, 2012.

- Kazepov Y., Carbone D., Che cos’è il welfare state, Carocci, Roma, 2007.

Per coloro che scelgono l'approfondimento sull'immigrazione si indica il seguente testo:

- Ambrosini M., Non passa lo straniero? Le politiche migratorie tra sovranità nazionale e diritti umani, Cittadella Editrice, Assisi, 2014.

Per coloro che scelgono l'approfondimento sulla povertà si indica il seguente testo:

- Saraceno C., Il lavoro non basta. La povertà in Europa negli anni della crisi, Feltrinelli, 2015.

Modalità di valutazione (Examination model sistem):
Esame scritto e integrazione orale a richiesta. (Written Test and oral examination).