Priority is given for the students if Master's Programme in Social Research
The student understands the aims of sustainability and can apply them when focusing on the problems of social welfare. The student is aware of the interconnectedness between the ecological, social and economic dimensions of sustainability and can analyse the tensions between current social welfare and long-term sustainability. The student sees how welfare state institutions are connected to global ecosocial development and is able to seek solutions to sustainability challenges.
What is sustainable welfare? How can welfare be provided in a more sustainable manner? The course discusses the concepts of social, ecological and economic sustainability from a global and Finnish perspective with reference to the welfare state system. The multidisciplinary course reader provides a broad understanding of sustainability and the connections between all dimensions of sustainability. The course focuses on tools for searching for sustainable policy solutions to promote human wellbeing.
The Faculty's Examinarium exams are replaced from 16 March with alternative arrangements until 31 May 2020 until further notice. Register for Examinarium in WebOodi and contact the teacher / check the course page for further instructions. (NOTE: do not register in Examinarium or reserve the room for the exam.)
Thiele, Leslie Paul (2013) Sustainability. Polity Press. (234 p.)
Koch, Max & Mont, Oksana, eds. (2016) Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare. Routledge. (219 p.)
Folke, Carl et al. (2016) Social-ecological Resilience and Biosphere-based Sustainability Science. Ecology and Society 21.3: 41. (16 p.)
Rogers, Deborah S. et al. (2012) A Vision for Human Well-being: Transition to Social Sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4.1: 61–73. (12 p.)
Helne, Tuula & Hirvilammi, Tuuli (2015) Wellbeing and Sustainability: A Relational Approach. Sustainable Development, 23(3): 167–175. (9 p.)
Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)
Lecture course OR online course OR a book exam in the Examinarium