1. Prologue: On the free market and government intervention
2. Social Policies by the European Union
2.1. European Integration: A Historical and Institutional Overview
2.2. The European Union’s Regional, Employment and Social Policies
2.3. Is there a European Social Model?
3. Social Policies by the Member States
3.1. Poverty and Inequality. Measurement, Causes and Consequences
3.2. Employment. Concepts, Explanations, Policies and Outcomes
3.3. Education: Resources and Organization, Access and Participation, Outputs and Impact
Mid-term exam on themes 1 and 2 (2.1 to 2.3) (35%)
Essay undertaking an analysis of one social policy across 2 to 3 countries. (50%)
Class Presentation of the Essay (15%)
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Not handing in final essay.