Work, Welfare and the Politics of Reform

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Work, Welfare and the Politics of Reform

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course explores the interconnected spheres of paid employment, unpaid labour, care and welfare in order to understand the politics of contested UK reforms in international and comparative perspective.
    This course aims to:
    ? explore contemporary theoretical understandings of work (paid and unpaid), care and welfare;
    ? analyse critically the politicised policy-making processes of welfare reform in the UK;
    ? understand UK welfare reform from a range of ideological perspectives; and
    ? compare cross-nationally the contested processes of welfare reform in the UK with selected country cases.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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