Changing Welfare States (SPS-RESHE-WEL-21)


Department SPS
Course category SPS Foundation Seminar
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2021-2022
Credits 20 (EUI SPS Department)
Contact Lechleitner, Maureen
  Course materials

07/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

14/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

21/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

28/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

04/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

11/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

18/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

25/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

02/12/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana


The course offers a comparative analysis of modern welfare state development and social reform against the background of changing nature of economics, politics and society. The aim is to introduce researchers to the state of the art in comparative welfare state research literature, with a special emphasis on recent changes in economy and society, such as the feminization of the labour market, demographic aging, economic internationalization and the impact of the global financial, on variegated national welfare states. The Seminar aims to provide researchers with advanced knowledge in the basic institutions underlying modern welfare states and their variation over time, pressed by structural change. The Seminar also provides skills in comparative cross-national and European welfare analysis, with special attention given to the variety of competing theories in the field and related methodological approaches.



This is a reading intensive seminar, where the bulk of your effort will be reacting to / debating each week’s assigned readings.  Researchers will take turns in helping lead the seminar discussions.

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