Family and social policies - POLITICA SOCIALE (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000948
Name of lecturer
Sergio Cecchi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 9, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The teaching aims to provide the conceptual, methodological and cultural basis needed to analyze and interpret the genesis and modification of Welfare and Citizenship systems, with particular reference to the factors of crisis affecting social policies and social inclusion systems .

The aim of the course is to help critically read the role of the Italian Social Work inside 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 of Welfare (health, social welfare) and between the public and private sector (association and cooperativeism).

The course also aims to provide some basic knowledge on the phenomenon of immigration and on the models of political management of this phenomenon.

Syllabus

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)


Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Gallino Luciano La lotta di classe dopo la lotta di classe Laterza 2013 9788842096726
Costanzo Ranci, Emmanuele Pavolini Le politiche di welfare il Mulino 2015 9788815252319

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 topics of social policy discussed in the course. Also the material presented during the lessons (slide, any scientific articles) will be evaluated:


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.