Social and Public Policy

The aim of social and public policy is to produce theoretical knowledge of society and to apply it in different socio-political contexts. Research focuses on issues related to social policy, social equality as well as culture, the economy and the environment.

Along with domestic and European social and labour policies, the key thematic pillars of teaching social and public policy at the University of Jyväskylä include sustainable development and global social policy, analyses of daily life and problems associated with social care, interaction, communities and civic activity. In addition, the themes comprise the perception and understanding of the technology-mediated nature of societal and social activity as well as the evaluation of international integration and interaction in the various arenas of social and public policy.

Social and Public Policy personnel