Shaping the Welfare State - Socio-Political Representation of Interests (ILV)

Course numberM3.0607.20.090
Course code
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

Students know various possibilities of socio-political representation of interests and their intervention, in order to actively participate in shaping the welfare state. Additionally, students are able to critically evaluate, develop and apply exemplarily selected forms.

Completed bachelor's degree

In the course, various possibilities of socio-political representation of interests and intervention are thematised. Based on "classical forms" - that can be found in the context of representative and plebiscitary democracy - exemplarily selected forms of participative democracy are to be discussed. In this context, the possibilities and limits of the socio-political representation of interests and intervention, as well as action-orientated concepts and methods are reflected.

Butterwegge, Christoph (2014). Krise und Zukunft des Sozialstaates. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
Crouch, Colin (2015). Postdemokratie. Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp.
Dachs, Herbert, Gerlich, Peter, Gottweis, Herbert, Kramer, Helmut, Lauber, Volkmar, Müller, Wolfgang C. & Tálos, Emmerich (2006). Politik in Österreich. Das Handbuch. Wien: Manz'sche.
Pelinka, Anton & Rosenberger, Sieglinde (2007). Österreichische Politik. Grundlagen - Strukturen - Trends (3. Auflage). Wien: facultas.

Lecture, group work, presentations

Presentations and written work