Sociology of economy and of the state of care

Course Information
TitleΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥ ΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ ΠΡΟΝΟΙΑΣ. / Sociology of economy and of the state of care
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Kotsiopoulos
Course ID60005157

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course is taught the intended learning outcome is to enable students to distinguish the Christian religious influences and impacts on the organization of the welfare state and make the recognition of similarities and differences between the welfare of the Church and the Welfare State. Another purpose of the class students to attend at least one scientific conference to be better able to elaborate on key aspects of the Sociology and Economics of the Welfare State and generally cultivate critical thinking and scientific methodology of the study and understanding of literature sources.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
To Byzantine State and Welfare and organized forms of modern welfare state. Theological influences and social struggles. Globalization, Neoliberalism and deconstruction of the welfare state. 1. Christianity and social problems Two. Christianity and Economy Three. Christianity and Ecology 4. Christian Charity 5. Byzantine Welfare State 6. Political Economy and Christianity 7. Natural Law, Economics and Social Institutions 8. The social teaching of Roman Catholicism 9. The social teaching of the Church Fathers 10. The free love of the Christian community of Jerusalem 11. Property, wealth and Christianity 12. Protestant Ethics and Capitalism 13. Work, prayer and religiosity
Christianity, Welfare State and Neoliberalism
Educational Material Types
  • Selected Bibilography
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact by email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities25
Written assigments90
Student Assessment
Students taking the class to write a paper on which are evaluated by the instructor at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κόνιαρη, Θ., Κοινωνική Πολιτική και Διοίκηση, έκδοση Υπηρεσίας δημοσιευμάτων Α.Π.Θ., Θεσσαλονίκη 1985. 2. Κρεμάλη, Κ., Το Δικαίωμα του Ατόμου για Κοινωνική Πρόνοια, Αθήνα 1991. 3. Κρικώνη, Χ., «Ο ιδεώδης κοινωνικός τύπος κατά τους Τρεις Ιεράρχες» Γρηγόριος ο Παλαμάς 70(1987) 14-32. 4. Κωτσιόπουλου, Κ., «Πολιτική Οικονομία και Τρεις Ιεράρχες» Επιστημονική Επετηρίδα Τμήματος Ποιμαντικής και Κοινωνικής Θεολογίας 10 (2005) 183-195. 5. Κωτσιόπουλου, Κ., Το Κίνημα των Ζηλωτών στη Θεσσαλονίκη (1342-1349). Ιστορική, Θεολογική και Κοινωνική διερεύνηση, Θεσσαλονίκη 1997. 6. Μαντζαρίδη, Γ., Κοινωνιολογία του Χριστιανισμού, Εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη. 7. Μαντζαρίδη, Γ., Ορθόδοξη Θεολογία και κοινωνική ζωή, Εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 1996. 8. Μπερντιάεφ, Ν., Ο Χριστιανισμός και το πρόβλημα του Κομμουνισμού, Εκδόσεις Σιδέρης, Αθήνα. 9. Μπερντιάεφ, Ν., Χριστιανισμός και κοινωνική πραγματικότητα, Εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη.
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