Making Global Social Policy - SPY00086M
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- Department: Social Policy and Social Work
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Zoe Irving
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
Module will run
||Summer Term 2019-20
This module will:
- Enable students to engage in 'real world' policy analysis and research
- Enable students to work in a small team to locate, identify, select, analyse and summarise policy-relevant data
- Enable students to identify and accurately represent the policy stance of global organisations
- Engage students in putting together a policy brief in a key global social policy area
Module learning outcomes
By the end of this module students will be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of the policy stances and strategies of key global organisations in a number of social policy areas
- An ability to collaborate with other students in a discreet project area
- An ability to distil, present and debate (in a group) the key arguments of an organisation, not necessarily their own personal views
- An ability to produce individually, a policy-brief to inform policy agendas and other policy actors.
||% of module mark
3000 word portfolio
Special assessment rules
||% of module mark
2000 word essay on debate topic
Written feedback using a standard marking pro-forma is provided within 5 weeks of submission.
Barnett, M. and Finnemore, M. (2004) Rules for the World: International Organisations in Global Politics, Cornell University Press.
Deacon, B. (2013) Global Social Policy in the Making, Bristol: Policy Press
Yeates, N. and Holden, C. (eds) (2009) Global Social Policy Reader, Bristol: Policy Press
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