The Study of the Socioeconomic Context for Politics and Policy

… a core topic in Socioeconomic and Political Context and Atlas105

Topic description

This topic introduces students to the major fields of scholarship, schools of thought, and conceptual frameworks pertaining to the socioeconomic context for politics and policy.

Topic learning outcome

Upon completing this topic the student will recognize the existence of fields of scholarship, schools of thought, and conceptual frameworks pertinent to social policy and be familiar with the definitional concepts and terms listed below.

Core concepts associated with this topic [DRAFT]
Social Policy

Social Context

Social Change

Civil Society

Critical Thinking

Claims, Reason, and Evidence

Motivated Reasoning

Poverty

Income Distribution

Social Class

Elites

Middle Class

Privilege

Patriarchy

Political Correctness

Social Science

Sociology

Social Work

Social Anthropology

Social Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology

Theology

Humanities

Capitalism

State Intervention

Socialism

Welfare State

Marxism

Critical Theory

Post Modernism

Feminism

Liberalism

Neoliberalism

Conservatism

Populism

Secularism

Atlas resource pages relevant to this topic

OECD Advice on Socioeconomic Context

Open access readings for 8 hours of preparation

The Atlas pages for the concept entries noted above.

TO COME

Recommended readings in MPP and MPA courses

Toronto PPG1005 The Social Context of Policy-Making

TO COME

Concept comprehension questions

AQ105.01.01. Among statements a-d pertaining to the term XXX choose one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. TO COME

b. TO COME

c. TO COME

d. TO COME

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid statements.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 11 December 2018.

Image: Lancaster University, at http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/people/harris-kaloudis(253520b7-d984-4b9c-8071-5d8844d73962).html, accessed 12 March 2017.