GOVT 6223

GOVT 6223

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How a society confronts and shapes socio-economic inequality depends largely on the policy tools at its disposal. A range of remedies – in areas as diverse as employment, education, health care, retirement, disability, housing, and parental leave – are available, yet different countries pursue alternative approaches to these issues. This seminar examines how politics shapes a government's social policy strategies. We will review the classic theories of welfare state variation emerging from Western Europe, how they shed light on the American approach to social policy, and to what extent they apply outside affluent democracies. We also will consider whether existing social policies can adapt to emerging issues, such as those posed by the gig economy and climate change.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: GOVT 4000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18937 GOVT 6223   SEM 101

    • F White Hall 104
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Perera, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18938 GOVT 6223   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Perera, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies