Comparative Social Policy

Public Administration
5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 15,0 OT


Not applicable.

On completion of the course students should be able to solve problems, draw up projects and implement social policies.

1.Identification of the main areas of state intervention in terms of social policy. The organisation of social policies in the public sphere.
2. Comparative study of the state intervention models from different countries.
3.From primary solidarity to mutualism.
4. The terciary sector and the globalisation processes

Evaluation Methodology
Every week, groups of students present their research works on previously taught subject matters in a class specifically intended for the purpose.

- VASQUES, S. (1999). Os impostos do pecado. O álcool, o tabaco, o jogo e o fisco. Coimbra: Almedina
- SHARP, A. (1988). Economics of social issues. EUA: Plano
- QUELHAS, A. (2001). A refundamentação do papel do Estado nas políticas sociais.. Coimbra: Almedina

Method of interaction
. Lectures
. Presentation of students' assignments

Software used in class