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FNSC0998 Social Policy and Globalization 5 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
Ari-Matti Näätänen

Learning outcomes

The course will focus on future(s) of social policy in the era of intensifying globalization. On completion of the course, students
- recognize the interconnected endo- and exogenous pressures associated with the welfare state change
- are able to critically assess welfare state changes
- are familiar with latest research concerning social policy and globalization


The course familiarizes students with research-based evidence concerning the empirical basis of the welfare state- globalization nexus. In order to enable students’ participation to this critical debate, the central strengths and weaknesses of the applied variables and methodology are scrutinized. The course also presents major advances in recent debates of social policy and globalization in order to enhance students’ ability to compare and assess the explanatory power of various globalization theories.

Modes of study

The course consists of mandatory attendance to the introductory lecture and essays. The reading materials for the essays will be provided at the beginning of the course.


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Basic module (Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Postgraduate Degrees, soc
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture