The following outlines a new teaching unit, organised for December at the University of Eastern Finland. The title reads as follows
Globalisation – Dissolution or consolidation of a Global Social Policy (and Security).
The unit continues from the lecture in Wismar* and is divided into four arrays of thought.
* First it will look at very basic issues not least of social policy, outlining the economic mechanisms behind the global division of labour. This is not least about the very core issues of learning about value theory.
* Second, an outline of globalisation will be provided, using the world systems theory as point of reference.
* Third, against this backdrop it will be explored what these emerging patterns mean for social policy beyond and possibly without nation states as main framework.
* Fourth, it will be explored which implications this has for law as means of regulation of social policy. Part of this is also the ventilating on some new approaches to human rights (the latter as part of work in progress together with Mehmet Okyayuz [Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi, Ankara]).
* Participation in the Weimar lecture, held in September 2011 is not condition for participating in the Finland-lectures