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OAFP 4205 - Global Social Policy in the XXIst century: an introduction

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The seminar's objective is to provide an introduction to, and an overview of, global social policies in the XXIst century, primarily in developed countries and key emerging markets. Another objective is to provide tools to students to better understand global social policy challenges. The seminar will touch upon diverse and contemporary topics such as the new global social landscape and the crisis of middle-classes, the graying of the world, the future of work and labor in the new digital environment, migration challenges, the changing social policy landscape in the United States, the policy challenges in emerging markets...


VIOSSAT, Louis-Charles (High civil servant, social affairs)

Pedagogical format

The seminar will combine lectures, case studies, exercises and class discussion Guest speakers may be occasionally invited

Course validation

Oral participation to the discussions within the seminar - 30% Collective work (debates, exposes…) – 30% Individual work (memo, press or article/book review..) – 30% Short questionnaire (1 during the semester) – 10%


Students will be required to read one short article or book chapter before each class, and to prepare their individual or collective work