Compare and contrast the ways in which poverty has been presented as a policy problem by left- and right-wing mainstream parties
Compare and contrast the ways in which poverty has been presented as a policy problem by left- and right-wing mainstream parties.
The 2008 financial crash marked a turning point in politics and social policy?. Discuss with reference to austerity and its impacts between 2010 and 2018.
To what extent are the everyday concerns of the electorate reflected in the shaping of social policy?
How important is it to have active citizens in a welfare state?
All of the four essay questions relate to the themes explored in the first four weeks of this module. Some more clearly relate to particular lecture/seminar themes, but you should think about issues that we have discussed in all four first weeks, both in the lecture and the seminar.
Where possible, refer to specific, relevant policies/legislation.
Relevant learning outcomes:
Understand the way society defines and constructs social problems
Evaluate a range of current social problems relevant to social scientists and criminal justice
Compare, contrast and evaluate different ideological and party political approaches to solving social problems, and to evaluate the role of political ideologies in directing & shaping social policy
Understand the processes by which ?private troubles? become ?social problems?
Analyse policies and policy documents, applying knowledge of the legislative processes of government