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Spring 2012
Apr 24,2014
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SWRK 202 - POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL WELFARE
This course is an inquiry into the economic, political, and social forces that have shaped the relationship between the state and the market forces from the Great Depression to present. It is a historical and theoretical investigation of the rise and demise of welfare capitalism in the United States and Western Europe. The course is divided in two (historical) parts. Political Economy of Social Welfare begins with the study of the Great Depression and the social forces that led to the creation of the New Deal as a solution to the crisis of capitalism. It investigates the welfare, and economic consequences of the social relations that emerged with the New Deal and were strengthened in the following decades. The second part introduces the students to contemporary globalization, and the economic and political forces that led to the demise of the New Deal, and the triumph of neo-liberalism in the United States and the rest of the world since the late 1970s. Political Economy of Social Welfare concludes with the study of the economic crisis that engulfed much of the world after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in fall 2008, and the future of public policy, and welfare capitalism.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Politics & Soc.

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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