Katedra za socijalnu politiku English
Comparative Social Policy
Study: Social Policy - 1. semester
Code: 86775
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Zoran Šućur
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivana Dobrotić
Basic data
Comparative Social Policy Social Policy - 1. semester
5.0 86775
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Zoran Šućur

Mon13:00-14:00 & Thurs 12:00-13:00

Nazorova 51, room 1
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivana Dobrotić

In the winter semester 2021/2022 immediately after classes, and in other terms in accordance with the individual agreement with the students.

Nazorova 51, room Nazorova 51, soba 20
Pete Alcock, Gary Craig; International Social Policy; Palgrave Macmillan (2009), str. selected chapters
B. Deacon, P. Stubbs; Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe; Edward Elgar Publishing (2007), str. selected chapters
I. Dobrotić; Crisis and Croatian welfare state: a new opportunity for welfare state retrenchment?; In: K. Schubert, P. Villota Gil-Escoin and J. Kuhlmann (eds.), Current Challenges to European Welfare Systems, New York: Springer Publishing. (2014), str
R. Ervik, N. Kildal, E. Nilssen; The Role of International Organizations in Social Policy: Idea, Actors and Impact; Edward Elgar Publishing (2009), str. 1-49
P. Kennet; A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy; Edward Elgar (2013), str. 71-227
B. Palier; The long conservative corporatist road to welfare reforms; In B. Palier (ed.) A Long Goodbye to Bismarck? Amsterdam University Press. (2010), str
K. Schubert, P. Gil-Escoin, J. Kuhlmann; Current Challenges to European Welfare Systems; New York: Springer Publishing (2014), str. selected chapters
P. Stubbs, S. Zrinščak; Croatian Social Policy: The Legacies of War, State-building and Late Europeanization; Social Policy Administration, 43 (2) (2009), str. 121-135
The course aims to provide students with understanding of different concepts and socio-economic and socio-political challenges in the field of comparative social policy, as well as of global social policy and governance, and historical foundations and characteristics of the welfare state regimes. It will provide students with knowledge on up-to-date social policy characteristics and reforms in comparative, international perspective with more detailed focus on the post-communist countries, particularly South East European countries.

Course content:
Comparative social policy - basic concepts
Methods in comparative social policy
Welfare state regimes - concept, development, 'typical representatives', limitations
Global social policy and governance
Actors in social policy
Social policy in post-communism from a comparative perspective
Social policy in Croatia and South East European countries
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