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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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|Prerequisites:||Admission to relevant Masters coursework or Honours programs.|
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof John Murphy
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject explores the history of Australian social policy, interweaving five themes: the rise and fall of state-regulated wages, the ways that income support was shaped by this arbitration system, the gendering and de-gendering of the welfare system and its relationship to the family, the separate and privileged position of veteransÃ‚ welfare, and the distinctive place of the faith-based welfare sector in the mixed economy of welfare. This historical survey is combined with examination of theories on the comparative analysis of welfare regimes. The subject starts from the principle that to understand where we are going involves understanding where we have come from, and that we need historical depth to comprehend contemporary transformations in the type of policy regime constructed in Australia. Through an investigation of the antecedents of welfare reform, industrial relations deregulation, the de-gendering of welfare, and the shift towards contracting non-government welfare agencies to administer the poor, the subject provides an opportunity to examine the present in the light of the past.
|Assessment:||A book review of 1000 words 20% (due week 6 of semester) and a research essay of 4000 words 80% (due during the examination period). Students must complete all assignments and attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management |
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management(Honours)
Master of Criminology (CWT)
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Master of Social Policy
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (History)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Public Policy and Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Public Policy and Management)
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