LundU: Globalisation and Social Policy

Subject SOTH20006 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from March to June through Lund University, Sweden. This subject is only available online.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues or 777CC Certificate in Global Issues.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability
Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage
Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course
Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to
those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found
at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


U21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Level 1, Old Geology Building
Phone: +61 3 8344 3849

Subject Overview:

The aim of this course is to analyse and discuss social policy and different social policy systems in a context of globalisation. The course is divided into two parts. In the first part we will introduce some basic concepts and typologies that have been used to characterise different systems of social policy. These models are used as a starting point for analysing labour markets and welfare systems in different countries. The historical background to the development of specific models of social policy - the economic, social and political context within which they have emerged - will also be discussed. Another important aspect of comparison is the elation between different models and gender equality/inequality. The second part of the course focuses on the impact of economic globalisation on social policy. In this context the challenges of globalisation for different models is discussed. The course concludes by discussing future prospects for social policy.


On the completion of the course, students shall: * have acquired knowledge and understanding of different social policy systems in a context of globalisation * have acquired knowledge about research problems, theoretical traditions, and research results in the study of globalisation and social policy * be able to formulate a relevant research problem in the area covered by the course, and have the ability to theorise, generalise and discuss this problem * be able to follow the development of knowledge on globalisation and social policy. * be able to contribute to a common learning environment and to the group dynamic aspects of learning


The assignments consist of individual papers, group assignments and active participation in virtual seminars. Examination will take place continuously during the course.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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This subject is quota restricted and places are allocated as applications are received at Lund University.

Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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