Course Description

Course Name

Work, Welfare and the Politics of Reform

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


This course explores the interconnected spheres of paid employment, unpaid labour, care and welfare in order to understand the politics of contested UK reforms in international and comparative perspective.
This course aims to:
? explore contemporary theoretical understandings of work (paid and unpaid), care and welfare;
? analyse critically the politicised policy-making processes of welfare reform in the UK;
? understand UK welfare reform from a range of ideological perspectives; and
? compare cross-nationally the contested processes of welfare reform in the UK with selected country cases.

*Course content subject to change