UVSRPVK028 Social Policy I

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Helena Kolibová, CSc.
Institute of Public Administration and Social Policy – Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course presents principal concepts of theory of social policy, explains characteristics of subjects and objects of social policy, outlines of instruments, which the social policy uses for fulfilling its targets.
  • 1. Introduction to social policy
    2. Participants, functions, principles and instruments of social policy
    3. Development of social policy
    4. Causes of differences and models of social policy
    5. Social security as the basis of social policy
    6. Concept of social state
    7. Crisis and returns of social state
    8. Origin and types of social events
    9. Position of social policy and its understanding in European community
    10. Unemployment as social event
    required literature
  • Kolibová.H. Sociální politika 1. Opava: Optys, 2007. info
  • Krebs, V. Sociální politika. Praha: Aspi, 2002. info
  • BRDEK, M. Trendy v evropské sociální politice. Praha: Aspi, 2002. ISBN 80-86395-25-1. info
  • Čapeková, M. Sociální politika. Bratislava: EF, 2001. info
  • HILL, M. Undestanding Social Policy. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000. info
  • BRDEK, M., JÍROVÁ, H. Sociální politika v zemích EU a ČR. Praha: CODEX BOHEMIA, 1998. ISBN 80-85963-71-X. info
  • Kotous, J. Úvod do sociální politiky. Praha: UK, 1997. info
  • Musil, L. Vývoj sociálního státu v Evropě. Brno: Doplněk, 1996. info
  • BARR, N. The Economics of the Welfare State. California: Stanford University Press, 1987. info
Teaching methods
Interactive lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Assessment methods
The analysis of student 's performance
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Přednáška 9 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
News regarding the topic of social policy.
Qualified participation in discussions in seminars.
Seminar work - usage of comparison for orientation in partial issues of social policy.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2014, recent)
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