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Welfare-State and Social Policies

Code 12305
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Daytime; Presential
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes - In depth the knowledge about the welfare state model, its characteristics and recent changes;
- Contribute to a better understanding of the welfare state and social policies in Portugal and in Europe in comparative perspective;

- At the end of CU students should be able to:
- Understand the main features and changes in the welfare state and in the social policies;
- Interpret the strengths and limitations of social policies in their intervention and organizational practices;
- Recognize the role of social policies in different policy areas (health, public housing, education or social security);
- Promote entrepreneurial strategies that enable and/or compensate the role of the social policies.

Syllabus PART I - Social policies in the "risk society"

1.1. Risk, individualization and the breaking of social ties
1.2. Social exclusion and social policies in risk society
1.3. Social risk and uncertainty
PART II The Welfare State
2.1. Social and economic backgrounds
2.2. Contradictions and crisis of the welfare state
2.3. Welfare State and Civil Society
2.4. Social policies
PART III - The Portuguese welfare state in comparative perspective
3.1. National models of welfare state
3.2. The Portuguese welfare state
3.3. Social policies in Portugal
3.4. The Social Security
PART IV - The involvement of civil society
4.1. Civil society
4.2. Welfare state and the third sector
PART V - Globalisation, Liberalism and Social Policies
Main Bibliography AUGUSTO, Nuno M. (1998), «Habitação social: da intenção de inserção à ampliação da exclusão», Lisboa: APS
BARRETO, António (1996), A situação Social em Portugal 1960-1995, Lisboa: ICS
BECK, Ulrich (1998), Risk Society, Londres: Sage
CABRAL, M. Villaverde (1997), Cidadania e Equidade Social em Portugal, Oeiras: Celta
EAPN (1998), Lutar contra a pobreza e a exclusão social na Europa: guia de acção e descrição das políticas sociais, Piaget: Lisboa
FERREIRA, Silvia, «The places of the third sector in the Portuguese welfare regime: the case of social and family services»
HESPANHA, Pedro e CARAPINHEIRO, Graça (orgs) (2001), Risco social e incerteza, Porto, Afrontamento.
MOZZICAFREDDO, Juan (1997), Estado Providência e Cidadania em Portugal, Oeiras: Celta
RODRIGUES, Fernanda (1999), Assistência Social e Políticas Sociais em Portugal, Lisboa, ISSS.
SANTOS, Boaventura de Sousa (1990) O Estado e a Sociedade em Portugal (1974-1988), Porto: Afrontamento
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Group essay (50%; individual mini test (30%). Participation in class activities (20%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-18

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