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GOVT 187
Comparative Politics of Social Policy
Spring

This course examines the politics behind social welfare policies like national health insurance, financial assistance, and family support programs. It compares the US to countries from around the world, examining several questions. Why does social policy vary across countries? What goals do social policies serve and who benefits or does not? What political processes determine these goals and beneficiaries? When and why are social policies reformed? Can governments under fiscal stress continue to provide supportive social policies?
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
1-3

Instructor(s):
Martha Johnson

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Last Updated: 10/12/17