COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL POLICY

Anno accademico 2019/2020 - 2° anno

Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

  • COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

    Lezioni frontali e seminari in aula

  • COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY

    Lectures and group work in class based on discussions emerging from the international press articles on current issues related to the topics of the course


Prerequisiti richiesti

  • COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

    Nozioni di base di sociologia generale, metodologia della ricerca sociale e analisi delle politiche pubbliche


Frequenza lezioni

  • COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

    Obbligatoria come da regolamento del Corso di studio

  • COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY

    Mandatory


Contenuti del corso

  • COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

    Il corso mira a fornire le basi analitiche e metodologiche per interpretare le caratteristiche, gli obiettivi e i risultati prodotti dalle politiche sociali e dai processi di innovazione sociale. Il corso introduce i concetti fondamentali e gli approcci utilizzati in materia di politica sociale e progressivamente offre strumenti e metodi per l’analisi comparata nei vari settori d’intervento “sociale”. Il corso propone inoltre una prospettiva di analisi dell’innovazione sociale come strumento per affrontare povertà e vulnerabilità sociale, promuovere l'inclusione e favorire la partecipazione dei cittadini nella progettazione di nuove politiche per lo sviluppo sociale.

  • COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY

    The course will examine the main features of the sociological analysis of economic phenomena and of the main differences in the organization of the capitalist system between convergence and diversity through the conceptual and analytical categories of economic sociology and in particular of comparative political economy. Moreover, the course aims at providing students with the theoretical and methodological basis for the analysis of labour policies (models, features, objectives, effects).

    The perspective of Economic Sociology

    The main differences in the organization of the capitalist system

    Notions, indicators, data sources, etc. of labour market and policies

    Occupational models and welfare regimes in transition

    The European Employment Strategy and “flexicurity


Testi di riferimento

  • COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

    Baldock J., Mitton L., Manning N., Vickerstaff S. (eds) (2012) Social Policy Oxford, University Press. chap. 1, 3, 17, 18, 20

    Baglioni S., Sinclair S. (2018) Social innovation and social policy: Theory, policy and practice. Bristol University Press.

     

    Readings:

    Castels, Leibfried, Lewis, Obinger, Pierson (eds) (2010) The Oxford Handbook of The welfare state, chap. 39 “Models of welfare” pp. 569-583

    Mulgan G. (2006) The Process of Social Innovation. Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization. MIT Press 1(2) 145-162

    Pol E., Ville S. (2009) Social innovation: Buzz word or enduring term? Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 38(6) 878-885

  • COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY
    • Trigilia, Economic Sociology, Routledge, 2002.

     

    • Crouch, Capitalist diversity and change, Oxford UP, 2005.

     

    • Hancke, Debating Varieties of Capitalism, Oxford UP, 2009.

     

    • Berton, Richiardi, Sacchi, The Political Economy of WorkSecurity and Flexibility, Chicago U.P., 2012.

     

    • Clasen, Clegg, Regulating the Risk of Unemployment, Oxford University Press, 2013.

     

    • De Beer, Schils, The Labour Market Triangle, Edward Elgar, 2009

Programmazione del corso

COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1Social Policy: goals and policiesBaldock J., Mitton L., Manning N., Vickerstaff S. (eds) (2012) Social Policy Oxford, University Press. chap. 1, 3, 17, 18, 20 
2Analysing Social PolicyBaldock J., Mitton L., Manning N., Vickerstaff S. (eds) (2012) Social Policy Oxford, University Press. chap. 1, 3, 17, 18, 20 
3The Welfare state: evolution and contemporary assetsBaldock J., Mitton L., Manning N., Vickerstaff S. (eds) (2012) Social Policy Oxford, University Press. chap. 1, 3, 17, 18, 20 
4Social Policy and social Indicatorsaldock J., Mitton L., Manning N., Vickerstaff S. (eds) (2012) Social Policy Oxford, University Press. chap. 1, 3, 17, 18, 20 
5Comparative social policyBaldock J., Mitton L., Manning N., Vickerstaff S. (eds) (2012) Social Policy Oxford, University Press. chap. 1, 3, 17, 18, 20 
6The impact of social policyBaldock J., Mitton L., Manning N., Vickerstaff S. (eds) (2012) Social Policy Oxford, University Press. chap. 1, 3, 17, 18, 20 
7Social Innovation: concepts and characteristics Baglioni S., Sinclair S. (2018) Social innovation and social policy: Theory, policy and practice. Bristol University Press. 
8Social Innovation and Social Policy Baglioni S., Sinclair S. (2018) Social innovation and social policy: Theory, policy and practice. Bristol University Press. 
9Areas of Social InnovationBaglioni S., Sinclair S. (2018) Social innovation and social policy: Theory, policy and practice. Bristol University Press. 

VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

  • COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

    Gli studenti, attraverso attività di ricerca individuale e di gruppo, devono partecipare alle discussioni in aula e approfondire uno o più argomenti trattati durante il corso attraverso una presentazione orale, powerpoint e relazione scritta. La realzione deve essere inviata almeno una settimana prima della prova d'esame e deve contenere al massimo 3000 parole.

  • COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY

    ORAL exam based on a final essay written on a specific topic assigned, one for each part of the course program.


Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

  • COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

    La definizione di politica “sociale”

    Obiettivi e strumenti della Politica Sociale

    Dati, norme e fonti di finanziamento

    I regimi del Welfare in Europa

    Le carattteristiche dell'Innovazione Sociale

  • COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY

    The oriental way to Capitalism China & Japan

    The Mediterranean Capitalism: Italy & Greece

    Flexicurity and European Labour Market Policies during the Great Recession

    From Denmark to Europe… and now? Flexicurity and the crisis of a win-win paradigm

    The transformation of labour market policies in Europe during the great recession: a comparative overview