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• What factors account for the development of state welfare provision during the nineteenth century?
• Discuss the origins of the housing crisis and potential solutions
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• ‘Welfare states aim to ensure social integration but can also create social divisions.’ Discuss
• To what extent have either health policies or the personal social services been transformed over the past twenty years?
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• Outline the key market failures in private insurance markets, and assess whether social insurance can overcome these failures.
• Analyse the impact of the rise in precarious forms of employment on workers and on the welfare state.
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• Analyse the impact of a globalised economy on national welfare states.
• ‘Funded pensions by capitalisation are no solution to the problems of pay-asyou-go pensions in an aging society.’ Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your reasoning.
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• Discuss the relevance of feminist analyses of care work and reproductive labour to understanding of welfare and social policy
• Assess the contribution that Marxism makes to our understanding of social welfare.
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• Explain the emergence of modern welfare states in the 20th century.
• Discuss the origins of the housing crisis and potential solutions
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• Does the state have a role in ensuring social rights and integration?
• To what extent have either health policies or the personal social services been transformed over the past twenty years?
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• Which different forms of market failure can explain the need for a social insurance system?
• Analyse the impact of unpaid and low-paid labour on contemporary social policy.
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• “Welfare states need to be retrenched to increase the competitiveness of national economies in a globalised economy.” Discuss.
• What are the advantages and problems of pay-as-you-go pension systems?
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• ‘The assumption of the male bread-winner is an intrinsic feature of the welfare state.’ Discuss
• Assess the contribution that Marxism makes to our understanding of social welfare.
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• The emergence of the welfare state was an inevitable consequence of industrialisation.” Discuss with reference to theories regarding the origins of the welfare state.
• How could the housing crisis in the UK be solved? In answering this question, assess critically the orientations of housing policy in the last four decades.
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• What challenges does an ageing society pose to welfare provisions?
• What are the limits to protecting individuals against social risks via private insurance?
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• Should social security policies be concerned with the alleviation of poverty or its prevention?
• What are the main drivers of change in social policy?
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• What challenges does an ageing society pose to welfare provisions?
• How and to what extent have feminist writers challenged the traditional conceptual and methodological frameworks of social policy?
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• Are Marxist approaches still in use to understand inequality?
• Explain how industrialisation has contributed to the emergence of welfare provision • by the state.
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• Should housing benefits be capped? Discuss this question while considering the impact of your decision on housing.
• Discuss the problem of market failure as well as potential solutions with regards to a social policy area of your choice.
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• How have employment patterns changed in the last three decades in developed countries and what are the implications for the welfare state?
• Discuss how old-age pensions can be funded and organised in an ageing society.
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• Does the British welfare state protect the social rights of women? Discuss, drawing on feminist critiques of the welfare state.
• Role of markets in providing social protection?
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• ‘Markets fail to protect social rights.’ Discuss this statement with reference to market failures and the role of social policies in correcting or overcoming them OR with regards to the ambivalent relationship between welfare states and capitalism.
• Define two forms of market failure in insurance provision and discuss possible policy responses to overcome or alleviate these two market failures.
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• ‘Welfare states aim to ensure social integration but can also create social divisions.’ Discuss

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• To what extent have either health policies or the personal social services been transformed over the past twenty years?

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• Outline the key market failures in private insurance markets, and assess whether social insurance can overcome these failures.

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• Analyse the impact of a globalised economy on national welfare states.

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• Discuss the relevance of feminist analyses of care work and reproductive labour to understanding of welfare and social policy

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