Citizenship and new models of social inclusion (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Sergio Cecchi
Sergio Cecchi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem. 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the conceptual, methodological and cultural basis needed to analyze and interpret the genesis and modification of Welfare systems, with particular reference to crisis factors affecting social policies. The professional educator operates within public and private care systems that need to be analyzed in their genetic and change factors in order to understand the educational realities in which this figure works.The general aim of the course is also to help critically read the role played by the professional social service in the Italian Welfare System at its central and peripheral levels, and to increase the knowledge and skills of students in reading the relationships between the various public sectors Welfare (health, social security, social welfare) and between the public and private sector (association and cooperativeism).The specific goal of the course is to show future professional educators the dynamics of the development of the Welfare Public Services system and the related constraints on educational action.


The program is centered on the following points:

1. The origin and development of Welfare public systems: social factors and dynamics and sociological interpretations;

2. The crisis of public welfare systems: social factors and dynamics.
2a. the transition from Keynesian capitalism to the new liberal capitalism and consequences on social policies;
2b. the crisis of social policies is also a crisis of the legitimacy of democratic systems. .

3. From Solidarity and Public Inclusion to Penal Control.

4. Towards New Welfare System Configurations?
4a. New actors in social policies (association, cooperative system, market)

5.Policies and the management of immigration

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Costanzo Ranci, Emmanuele Pavolini Le politiche di welfare il Mulino 2015 9788815252319
Allievi Stefano, Dalla Zuanna Gianpietro Tutto quello che non vi hanno mai detto sull'immigrazione Laterza 2016 978-88-581-2372-0

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the learning outcomes will be:

- written assessment of the acquired knowledge.

The written test is intended to ascertain the knowledge of the topics under discussion and the ability to read critically the evolutionary dynamics of Welfare systems.

Content and method of carrying out the assessment tests

Written exam questions may cover all the topics discussed in the course. There will be 3 open questions related to the three topics of social policy discussed in the course. Also the material presented during the lessons (slide, any scientific articles) will be evaluated:

1. Question about the first text of social policy ("Le politiche di Welfare", il Mulino, Bologna).

2. Question about the immigration problem.

3. S question about the contents discussed during the lessons

Each of the 3 questions will be assigned a score ranging from 0 to 10 points, for a total of 30 / 30 in case of all correct answers.

ERASMUS students are asked to contact the teacher at the beginning of the courses to agree on the teaching and examination procedures together.