Social Policy

Major: Fine Arts, Decorative Art, Restoration
Code of subject: 6.023.00.M.50
Credits: 3.00
Department: Political Science and International Relations
Lecturer: Ivasechko Olga Yaroslavivna, Ph. D in Political Science
Semester: 3 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: • Understanding the basic models of social protection, preconditions and factors of social policy; instruments and documentary base of social policy; institutions involved in the development and implementation of social policy; sources and methods of funding the social policy; peculiarities of social policy and social protection in Ukraine. • Knowledge of basic concepts and theories of social policy; issues, categories and concepts of the social policy in foreign countries; quantitative indicators of social development: Human Development Index, The indicator of actual progress; main types of social policy and factors influencing their emergence; social policy of the largest supranational organizations and channels of their impact on social policy of the "Second" and "Third" world; • Understanding the impact of international organizations on social policy in Ukraine; • Understanding the concept of poverty and ways to overcome it; peculiarities of labor market and employment, ways to eliminate unemployment; strategic directions and stages of development a social policy in Ukraine. • Ability to determine basic concepts and theories of social policy analysis; apply categories and concepts of discipline, quantitative social development of the Human Development Index, The indicator of actual progress; determine the type of social policy and factors influencing their emergence; analyzing social policies of various types and supranational organizations; identifying major channels of influence of external actors on domestic social policy, including Ukraine; define the principles and mechanisms of implementation of social policy and social protection in Ukraine.
Required prior and related subjects: Prerequisite: International Organizations Co-requisite: Political Science
Summary of the subject: The notion of social policy and its types. Financing social policy. Documentary and institutional framework of social policy. Human Development. Models of social protection. Ways of improving the level of human development in Ukraine. The labor market and employment. Poverty and ways to overcome it. Social policy and social protection in Ukraine.
Assessment methods and criteria: Current control (100 %): oral examination, speeches at seminars, writing test.
Recommended books: 1. Dikon B., Khals M., Stans P. Hlobalna sotsialna polityka: mizhnarodni orhanizatsii ta maibutnie sotsialnoho dobrobutu: Per. z anhl. – K.: Osnovy, 1999. 2. Ivanova O. Sotsialna polityka: teoretychni aspekty. – K.: KM Akademiia, 2003. – 107 s. 3. Semyhina T. Slovnyk iz sotsialnoi polityky. – K.: Vydavnychyi dim «Kyievo-Mohylianska akademiia», 2005. – 750 s. 4. Skurativskyi V.A., Palii O.M. Osnovy sotsialnoi polityky: Navch.posibnyk. – K.: MAUP, 2002. – 200 s. 5. Sotsialna polityka. Slovnyk: poniattia, katehorii, terminy. [Buchyn M.A., Kunch Z.I., Turchyn Ya.B., Ilnytska U.V. ta in]. – 2-he vydannia dopovnene. – Lviv, 2008. – 314 s.