Globalisation & Social Policy - SPY00009M
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- Department: Social Policy and Social Work
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Chris Holden
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
Module will run
||Spring Term 2020-21
The purpose of this module is to provide you with an introduction to:
- Debates over the nature of globalisation and its consequences for social policy, social well-being and social divisions.
- A range of global social policy issues, such as poverty and inequality, health, the social impacts of trade liberalisation and labour standards.
- How these issues are debated and addressed by international organisations.
- How these international organisations are - or are not - being reformed to deal more effectively with the issues.
- The role of transnational social actors in the new global social policy agenda.
- How the politics of globalisation manifest themselves in relation to social policy in a number of regional and national contexts.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
- Understand the terms of the debate on globalisation and social policy.
- Access and analyse critically the social policy agendas of major international organisations.
- Examine critically the international politics of key social policy issues such as poverty and inequality, health, the social impacts of trade liberalisation and labour standards.
- Examine critically the influence of globalisation on the making of social policy in different regional and national contexts.
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Yeates, Nicola (ed) (2014) Understanding Global Social Policy, Second Edition, Bristol: The Policy Press.
Yeates, Nicola and Holden, Chris (eds) (2009) The Global Social Policy Reader, Bristol: The Policy Press.