Political Parties and Social Policy


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT SOCIAL POLICY
LEVEL OF STUDIES LEVEL 6
COURSE CODE 37 SEMESTER 2Ο & 4Ο
COURSE TITLE POLITICAL PARTIES AND SOCIAL POLICY
TEACHINGACTIVITIES
If theECTSCreditsaredistributedin distinct partsofthecoursee.g. lectures, labsetc. IftheECTSCreditsareawardedto the wholecourse, thenplease indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
  3 6
Please, addlinesifnecessary.Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSE TYPE

Background, GeneralKnowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

 
PREREQUISITES: ΝΟ
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: ΝΟ
COURSEURL:  
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
·         The aim of the course is to analyze the relation between political parties with social policy.  The course focuses on the process of how the relationship among political parties and society, the state, and trade unions has as a result the development of the welfare state as a particular context of capitalism during the period 1945-1974.  Emphasis is placed on the development and evolution of political parties, the role of economic crises, and the role of ideologies (socialism, neoliberalism, fascism) in relation to the development of the welfare state

·         At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

(a) Analyze the relationship between political parties and social policy

(b) Understand how changes in the field of politics, economy, and society affect the social policy

(c) Analyze the role of ideologies in shaping the social policy.

(d) Analyze how economic crises affect the social policy and the welfare state

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Adaptation to new situations, Decision making, Autonomous work, Teamwork, Working in an interdisciplinary environment, Equity and Inclusion, Critical thinking, Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.       Introduction

2.       Elite parties and Welfare in 19th century

3.       Mass parties and social agenda

4.       Monarchic Welfare policies

5.       Fordism and the Progressive Movement in USA

6.       Economic crisis, fascism and authoritarian corporatism

7.       Catch-all strategy, democratic corporatism and welfare state

8.       The Movement of May 1968 and post-material demands

9.       Economic crisis of 1970’s, neoliberalism and restriction policies

10.    Socialist parties and Neoliberalism in Europe. The socialism of the South European parties

11.    Political cartelization and social policy

12.    Globalization, neoliberal consensus and economic crisis

13.    Political parties and social policy under COVID 19

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
Power Point Slides

Posting key elements of the course at e-class.

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographicresearch& analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures:  During lectures the material is developed through theory and examples. Lectures are held in an interactive manner, mainly through question-and-answer method. Moreover, students are divided in groups in order to promote the process of collaboration and to sharpen their critical capacity.

 

75
Seminars:  During their duration, specific topics are presented and analyzed. The Seminars focus on interdisciplinary, as the analysis of the course is based on knowledge of political science, party politics, public finances, European studies, political economy and state theory in order to enable students to understand the relationship between political parties and the system of social protection. 60
Project: The writing of case studies and /or book reviews leads to the learning, understanding and finally to comprehend the role of political parties in shaping the social policy 15
Total 150
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report,Clinical examination of a patient,Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Written Assignment or Oral Exam

 

SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sassoon, D., (2001), One Hundred Years of Socialism, Vol. A & B, Athens: Kastanioti (in Greek)

Eley, G., (2010), Forging Democracy: History of European Left, Vol A & B, Athens: Savvalas (in Greek).

Alvater, E., (2006), Globalization, Privatization and Public Goods, Athens: The Monthly Review Imprint (in Greek)

Berman, S., (2014), The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s 20th Century, Crete: Crete University Press

Bernstein, E., (1996), The Preconditions of Socialism and the Tasks of Social Democracy, Athens: Papazisi (in Greek)

Esping Andersen G., (2014, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism , Athens: Topos (in Greek)

Debord. G., (1986), The Society of the Spectacle, Athens: Eleftheros Typos (in Greek)

Gough, I., (2008), The Political Economy of the Welfare State, Athens: Savvalas (in Greek)

Julliard, J., (2015), The Lefts of France, Athens: Polis (in Greek)

Katsoulis, E., (ed.), (2002), New Social-Democracy: Context, Politics, Institutions, Organizational Structures, Athens: I. Sideris (in Greek).

Katz, S.R., & Mair, P., (1995), “Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy. The Emergence of the Cartel Party”, Party Politics, τ.1.

Kirchheimer O., (1991), “The Transformation of Party Systems in Western Europe”, Leviathan, Νο. 11 (in Greek).

Mitterrand, F., (1981),  A Feasible Socialism, Athens: Zacharopoulos (in Greek)

Panebianco, A., 1988, Political Parties. Organization and Power, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tassis, C., (2019), “Socialist Parties and Social Policy: Radicalism, Catch-all Strategy and Neoliberal Adaptation (?)”, Annual Review of History, Society and Politics, Is. 5: 110-141 (in Greek)

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Chrysanthos Tassis
Contact details: ctassis@sp.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) Νο
Evaluation methods: (2) written assignment
Implementation Instructions: (3) Written examination with distance learning methods through eclass. The students have to reply to three questions into one hour time. They have to join eclass and be informed about the questions. When they are ready to reply, they have to load their answers through a “word file” in the link “essay” at eclass. All the replies are checked through the “turn it in” system in order reliability of the exams to be ensured

 

  • Please write YES or NO
  • Notedowntheevaluationmethodsusedbytheteacher, e.g.
  • written assignmentor/andexercises
  • writtenororalexaminationwithdistancelearningmethods, provided that the I ntegrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
  • In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:

 

  1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester),the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
  2. b) incaseoforal examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinksfor the examination, the duration of the exam, the gradingsystem, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensuredand any other necessary information.
  3. c) incaseofwritten examination with distance learning methods:the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.

There should be anattached list with the Student Registration Numbersonly of students eligible to participate in the examination.

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